The Influence of Executive Function on Elementary Reading Comprehension

Do skills like working memory and inhibitory control play a role in reading comprehension?

A new study of more than 18,000 students led by Temple University’s Isabelle Chang examines the relationship between executive function and reading comprehension outcomes throughout elementary school.

Chang joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss her findings and some important takeaways for teachers, parents, policymakers, and fellow researchers.