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Welcome to the Cultivating Literacy, Inquiry, and Content Knowledge (CLICK) Lab at NC State University!

Who We Are

We are an interdisciplinary and collaborative research team dedicated to studying literacy development and instruction for all K-6 children, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We aim to achieve a comprehensive understanding of literacy issues that serves as a foundation for translational research to inform literacy instructional practices and policy.

We conduct rigorous scientific research to examine how instructional practices contribute to diverse children’s literacy development in Tier 1 and Tier 2 settings using various research designs such as quasi-experimental design, secondary data analysis, and systematic reviews. We collaborate with educators, researchers, families, and school administrators in an effort to improve children’s literacy learning opportunities and outcomes.

If you are interested in joining our CLICK lab, please contact Dr. Jackie Eunjung Relyea (, an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at NC State College of Education. We have opportunities available!