Research Articles

Research Articles provide recent reports on critical topics surrounding text. In addition, numerous articles (especially those published prior to 2010) by TextProject’s founder & president, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, can be found at:

Most Recent Publications

Features of Known and Unknown Words for First Graders of Different Proficiency Levels in Winter and Spring

Hiebert, E.H. Toyama, Y., & Irey, R.

Does One Size Fit All?: Exploring the Contribution of Text Features, Content, and Grade of Use on Comprehension

Mesmer, M.A., Hiebert, E.H., Cunningham, J.W., & Kapania, M.

The Core Vocabulary: The Foundation of Proficient Comprehension

Hiebert, E.H.

Comprehension and Rate During Silent Reading: Why Do Some Students Do Poorly?

Hiebert, E.H. & Daniel, M.

Patterns of Silent Reading Rate and Comprehension as a Function of Developmental Status, Genre, and Text Position

Hayden, E., Hiebert, E.H., & Trainin, G.

Investigating the Validity of Two Widely Used Quantitative Text Tools

Cunningham, J.W., Hiebert, E.H., & Mesmer, H.A.

An Analysis of the Text Complexity of Leveled Passages in Four Popular Classroom Reading Assessments

Toyama, Y., Pearson, P.D., & Hiebert, E.H.

An Analysis of the Features of Words That Influence Vocabulary Difficulty

Hiebert, E.H., Scott, J.A., Castaneda, R., & Spichtig, A.

Core Vocabulary: Its Morphological Content and Presence in Exemplar Texts

Hiebert, E.H., Goodwin, A.P., & Cervetti, G.N.

Prologue: Becoming Becoming a Nation of Readers

Wilkinson, I.A.G., Scott, J.A., Hiebert, E.H., & Anderson, R.C.

The Decline of Comprehension-Based Silent Reading Efficiency in the United States: A Comparison of Current Data With Performance in 1960

Spichtig, A. N., Hiebert, E. H., Vorstius, C., Pascoe, J. P., David Pearson, P., & Radach, R.

Knowledge at the Center of English/ Language Arts Instruction

Cervetti, G.N., Hiebert, E.H.