Kansas Reading Association

Research and Studies Practitioner Award

Calling all Educators!

Are you interested in investigating some aspect of literacy in your classroom or school? Do you ever ask focused questions about your instructional practices? Would you like to systematically examine how your students respond to your instructional decisions? Have you completed a graduate research project addressing a topic in the field of reading?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions and your project was completed in the past two years (after January 1, 2012), you are encouraged to submit your research for consideration for the 2014 KRA Practitioners' Studies and Research Award.

How Do I Get Started?

Learn more about this exciting professional opportunity by visiting the KRA Studies and Research Award website. Scroll down to "Call for Proposals" and select from the bulleted items:

*Action Research rubric

*KRA Action Research sample article

*Conducting Action Research Overview and Steps

Submission Formatting Requirements

Your action research sumbission should include:

*A clear purpose/problem with rationale

*A literature review

*The implementation procedures used


*Implications for teaching and learning

*Alignment with the KRA mission

*Clarity of writing

Submit the document with a title page with the title only and then submit as a separate document a title page with indetifying information. Please do not include any identifying information in the body of the text in order to ensure a totally blind review.

What Will Awardees Receive?

*2 complimentary tickets for the awards function held in October 2014

*Press release distributed to media outlets

*Framed certificate

*$100.00 honorarium

*Article submitted to the spring KRA Newsletter recognizing your accomplishment


All projects are due no later than June 15, 2014

Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision no later than September 1st, 2014.

The studies and Research Award will be presented at the 2014 KRA Annual Fall Conference to be help in Emporia, KS in fall 2014.

Send your submission as an email attachment to kbates@emporia.edu

If you have any further questions please contact:

Karen Bates, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Emporia State University


Award recipients are expected to attend the conference to recieve their recognition in person.