Research

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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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  • Delaware Stars

    September 8, 2015

    Delaware Stars for Early Success Delaware Stars for Early Success provides Delaware’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) focusing on quality improvement in Early Care and Education programs serving children and youth 6 weeks to 12 years of ag …

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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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  • OIA brings medical technology into secondary classrooms

    August 21, 2015

    An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty from University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development and College of Engineering have developed unique curriculum kits, called Orthopaedics in Action (OIA), that teach science, mathem …

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  • Funding for students to Make a Difference

    August 17, 2015

    Starting this fall, the College of Education and Human Development will be accepting proposals on innovative student solutions to challenging problems that impact children, families, schools and communities. Undergraduate students at UD are encouraged …

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  • Implementing research in schools

    August 17, 2015

    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 be located within CRESP and will study knowledge utiliz …

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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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  • Integrating climate change into PD

    August 12, 2015

    MADE CLEAR is a collaborative National Science Foundation-funded project that prepares educators from Delaware and Maryland to teach about climate change. The University of Delaware has an interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators focusing on …

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  • Promoting Quality Improvement for Family Child Care Providers

    August 12, 2015

    Stars Plus: Promoting Quality Improvement for Family Child Care Providers in QRIS using a Community of Practice Model Principal Investigator Rena Hallam, and Co-Principal Investigators Martha Buell, Myae Han and Kaitlin Bargreen have partnered with the …

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  • Incentives to purchase of healthier foods

    July 27, 2015

    For the 47 million Americans participating in SNAP, it’s difficult for them to put healthy food on their table. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a study in July 2014 that explored incentives designed to encourage participants in the S …

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