Florida State Researchers to Measure Silent Reading Progress with Eye Tracker

EYE SEE U: A research team from Florida State University has received $1.6M to study how silent reading affects overall reading comprehension. The researchers are especially interested in demystifying the transition process between reading aloud and reading in the mind, and hope to compare and contrast various instructional strategies for reading fluency. Such a process was previously hard to measure, but new eye-tracking technology makes visual recognition discernible down to the letter, making it easier to understand how much and how fast readers are consuming text. Tip of the hat to Annie Murphy Paul at The Brilliant Blog.

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