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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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Number Sense Screener to help Pre-K, K and 1st graders

Nancy Jordan has received funding through IES to refine and extend work on a Number Sense Screener for identifying children at risk for mathematical difficulties. Read More

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Improving reading comprehension through text structure instruction

Sharon Walpole, SOE, is partnering with Kasualai Wijekumar on a grant designed to enhance classroom-based text structure instruction for 4th and 5th graders in high poverty schools in TX and PA. Read More

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Teaching Fractions

The Center for Improving Learning of Fractions The Institute of Education Sciences awarded a $10 million grant to UD professor Nancy C. Jordan, Lynn Fuchs at Vanderbilt University and Robert Read More

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Improved PD to Benefit English Learners

Developing Teacher Professional Development to Benefit English Learners Steve Amendum and colleagues from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are seeking to develop a comprehensive teacher professional development Read More

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Classroom Instruction to Enhance 1st Grade Writing

Investigating the Impact of Classroom Instruction and Literacy Skills on Writing Achievement in First Grade In an effort to determine the best methods to teach writing skills for first graders, Read More

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Implementing research in schools

In 2015, CRESP Director Henry May, and SOE researcher Elizabeth Farley-Ripple were awarded a $5 million research grant to establish the Center for Research Use in Education (CRUE). The center will Read More

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