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June 27, 2017

IES Announces New FY 2017 Research Grants Under The Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation Of Education And Special Education Interventions Programs

This may be of interest to my research-focused readers.

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IES Announces New FY 2017 Research Grants under the Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education and Special Education Interventions Programs

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded five new research grants under the Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education and Special Education Interventions Programs (CFDA Numbers 84.305L and 84.324L). The Low-Cost Evaluations, administered by the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), are a relatively new IES research program, with the first grants being awarded in 2016. The evaluations are conducted as partnerships between researchers and state or local education agencies, and rely on administrative data or other sources of secondary data to assess the impact of interventions on student outcomes.

The grants are for $250,000 or less and the work will be completed within two years. The research grants are:

Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions (NCSER)

Evaluation of Structured Methods in Language Education (SMiLE): A Program Combining Literacy and Language Development for K-5 Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities in NYC’s District 75
Partners: Education Development Center and the New York City Department of Education District 75 Citywide Programs
Principal Investigator (PI): Caroline Parker

Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions (NCER)

An Experimental Evaluation of the Impact of HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program
Partners: Concentric Research & Evaluation; St. Louis Public Schools; and HomeWorks!
PI: Lauren Scher

Improving Student Learning and Engagement Through Gamified Instruction: Evaluation of iPersonalize
Partners: Marzano Research and Fullerton (California) School District
PI: Mary Klute

Study of Effects of Transition Planning Process (TPP) on Adult Basic Skills Learners’ GED® Attainment and Enrollment in Postsecondary Education
Partners: Abt Associates and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
PI: Judith Alamprese

Impact of an Orientation Course on Online Students’ Completion Rates
Partner: Education Development Center, the Michigan Department of Education, and Michigan Virtual Schools
PI: Jacqueline Zweig

See IES press release for further details.

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