Yaacov Petscher Ph.D.

Director, Quantitative Methodology and Innovation Division; Associate Director, Florida State University

Dr. Yaacov Petscher is an Associate Director at the Florida Center for Reading Research and the Director of the Quantitative Methodology and Innovative Division, at Florida State University. He is a Deputy Director for the National Center on Improving Literacy, and leads the center’s work on screening and identification of reading difficulties. Dr. Petscher’s work focuses on the identification of at-risk readers, assessment, and the study of individual differences in reading using complex methodologies. He has over 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and technical reports. He served as an external evaluator and consultant for the National Center on Intensive Interventions and National Center for Systematic Improvement. He co-developed the computer adaptive K-12 Reading Assessment for Prescriptive Instructional Data (RAPID) and the developed the Earlier Assessment for Reading Success (EARS) application. Dr. Petscher has been a PI or co-PI on 22 state and federal grants and contracts totaling over $70 million.