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The Connecticut Association for Reading Research is a dynamic organization that includes: classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, college teachers, media specialists and students.

The Connecticut Association for Reading Research (CARR) is a special interest council of the International Reading Association (IRA) and an affiliate of the Connecticut Reading Association (CRA). CARR is a professional organization concerned with the improvement of reading.


Improve reading instruction in the State of Connecticut.

Advance the status of reading research throughout Connecticut by aiding in the interpretation and application of research findings and, whenever possible, by sponsoring and participating in research studies.

Initiate, sponsor, and support legislation designed to assure high professional standards in the field of reading and language arts.


Professional Development
To enhance and improve the professional development of reading and language arts educators in Connecticut

To provide leadership in support of research, policy, and practice that improves reading instruction and supports the best interests of all learners and reading professionals

To form partnerships with other organizations including  universities and local agencies that share our goal of promoting literacy

To encourage and support research at all levels of reading and language arts education to promote informed decision making by reading professionals, policymakers, and the public

Global Literacy Development
To identify and support leadership and significant state, national, and international issues

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