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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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NIH grant will study of stigma surrounding drug use

Valerie Earnshaw, UD’s CEHD Faculty Scholar, received a 4-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH to examine longitudinal associations between disclosure, stigma, social support, and SUD recovery-related outcomes among people receiving SUD treatment. Read More

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Bullying’s long term effects

Being kicked or shoved intentionally by a schoolmate, being hurt by constant taunting — such instances of aggression, which psychologists refer to as “peer victimization” — can have lasting, harmful Read More

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Bookworms improves literacy outcomes in Cecil County

Bookworms curriculum introduced into Cecil County Public Schools UD professor Sharon Walpole and her colleague, Michael McKenna* developed Bookworms in response to the increased reading and writing expectations in the 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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Connecting farm to table to healthy eating

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Delaware partnered with the Delaware Department of Agriculture to develop a comprehensive report called Delaware Food and Farm Report: Connecting Healthy Farms Read More

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QUILS language screener for young children

Researchers in education, psychology and speech pathology have collaborated to develop a computerized language screener to help early childhood educators and specialists identify areas where young children are experiencing difficulties mastering language. Read More

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Writing instruction intervention for community colleges

UD researchers have created an instructional intervention that provides community college students the tools to significantly improve their writing skills. Read More

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Becoming Brilliant helps parents/teachers raise successful children

In their new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor in UD’s School of Education, along with co-author Kathy Read More

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