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  • New study shows early reading in any language helps children learn to read English

    September 24, 2019

    A new study co-authored by the University of Delaware’s Steven Amendum has found that children who had strong early reading skills in their native Spanish language when they entered kindergarten experienced greater growth in their ability to read Engli …

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  • Faculty Awarded $3.3 million Dept. of Education Grant

    February 15, 2019

    Research grant will fund 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 …

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  • Improving ELA instruction in DE classrooms

    August 30, 2017

    Literacy professors Josh Wilson and Charles MacArthur received an IES grant to study the effect PEG Writing software has on nearly 3,000 students from Red Clay School District in grades 3-5. The grant partners them with Gaysha Beard, supervisor of Red Clay’s English language arts (ELA). 

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  • QUILS language screener for young children

    December 8, 2016

    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 langua …

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  • Diagnose Language Processing in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants

    September 12, 2015

    In 2015, Giovanna Morini, a postdoctoral student in UD’s School of Education was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to study, Using the Tools of Developmental Science to Diagnose Language Processing in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants. This two …

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  • Reading Recovery Scale Up

    September 8, 2015

    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 in Education (CPRE) to conduct a five-year independe …

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  • Computerized Preschool Language Assessment

    September 8, 2015

    Using Developmental Science to Create a Computerized Preschool Language Assessment The purpose of this $2.8 million 4-year project is to develop a reliable, valid, norm-ready, research-driven, and culturally sensitive computer-based language assessment …

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