Research

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  • Self-Regulated strategy instruction in college developmental writing

    September 12, 2015

    Large numbers of students enter postsecondary programs with a high school diploma but underprepared for college in reading, writing, or math achievement. The most recent National Assessments of Educational Progress (NAEP) in writing in 2011 (NCES; Nati …

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  • Early Reading Intervention to Benefit English Learners

    September 8, 2015

    Efficacy of the Targeted Reading Intervention to Benefit English Learners Steve Amendum along with colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are investigating an early reading intervention and professional deve …

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  • Classroom Instruction to Enhance 1st Grade Writing

    September 8, 2015

    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, School of Education faculty members David Coker, Charles ( …

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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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  • Increasing Vocabulary in Preschoolers

    September 8, 2015

    Increasing Vocabulary in Preschoolers: Using Cognitive Science to Guide Pedagogy The purpose of this project is to create and test a novel approach to building preschool teachers’ abilities to foster vocabulary and therefore, broader language skills am …

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  • Enhance K-5 reading curriculum

    September 2, 2015

    Research to Practice Sharon Walpole is partnering with long-time collaborator Michael McKenna (University of Virginia) to use formative experiment techniques to enhance a K-5 curriculum the two have written. The pair developed Bookworms, a free, open-a …

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  • A software program that evaluates essay writing

    August 14, 2015

    Researchers have established that computer models are highly predictive of how humans would have scored a given piece of writing. However, Joshua Wilson, School of Education, took his research another step to look at how the software might be used in c …

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