Evaluations Research

Spencer grant to improve assessment of students’ writing skills

Josh Wilson’s Spencer Grant will allow him to expand his research to develop a new computerized formative assessment model that identifies student language skills at the word, sentence, and discourse level through automated evaluations of the essay’s word choice, syntax, and cohesion. He will examine results across multiple genres of student writing, and further test the ability of the model to predict scores on state writing assessments. Read More

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Assessing effectiveness of PEG Writing software

  Imagine an elementary classroom where students could write an essay on their computer and receive instant feedback on its organization, word choice and accuracy. They would then be able to correct Read More

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Evaluating Ed.D.’s ELP Capstone

UD researchers look at value of doctor of education capstone process In education leadership programs across the country, doctor of education (Ed.D.) candidates are tasked with identifying a significant educational Read More

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Creating improved observational protocol for writing instruction

With the attention that the Common Core State Standards give to writing, and the writing requirements in the new Smarter Balanced Assessments, many teachers and administrators are concerned about their Read More

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Grocery stores can incentivize healthy shopping

In the United States, 47 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure they have enough food on their table. To make their food dollars stretch further, Read More

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Zoo program to model healthy eating

Alison Karpyn, CRESP, is partnering with Christiana Care and Nemours to introduce a healthy eating program, “Evaluating the lmpact of Healthy Food Product Offerings and Tastimals Marketing at the Zoo.” Read More

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Improving teacher prep in mathematics

Researchers in UD’s Department of Mathematics Education received grants to explore how to strengthen teacher preparation curriculum, to improve students’ understanding and instruction of math concepts. Read More

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Incentivizing SNAP users toward healthy food alternatives

Incentivizing SNAP users toward healthy food alternatives Through a new partnership and a $3.77 million USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant, the University of Delaware’s Center for Research in Education and Social Read More

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Reading Recovery Scale Up

Reading Recovery: Scaling Up What Works Henry May, director of the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP), is leading a team of researchers from the Consortium for Policy Research Read More

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Delaware Kindergarten Readiness

Delaware Kindergarten Readiness Pilot Study This study explores the issue of kindergarten readiness in Delaware, and includes surveys of kindergarten teachers and school staff responsible for assessment, as well pilot Read More

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