LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Achievement; Assessment; Elementary Education; English Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Equity and Poverty; Literacy; Reading Instruction; Evaluation; Writing Instruction; Race, Inequality, and Education; Standards; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods
John Z. Strong, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Literacy Education in the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. A former high school English language arts teacher, his research interests include reading comprehension, text complexity, text structure, and writing. His research focuses on the development of integrated reading and writing interventions to support elementary and secondary students' understanding of complex texts, with an emphasis on the role of text structure knowledge in reading and writing. His research emphasizes equitable literacy instruction and improving literacy achievement for diverse populations of students who are traditionally underserved by public schools.