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Graduate Research Grants 2009 RFP

April 30, 2009

The Wing Institute is launching a new initiative to provide funding for graduate students who are interested in doing research in the area of evidence-based education. Read More…

 


 

Wing Institute Anthology Book Review

February 20, 2009

Book Review of the Wing Institute Anthology (Advances in Evidence-Based Education: A Roadmap to Evidence-Based Education): Koji Takeshima Education and Treatment of Children – Volume 32, Number 1, February 2009, pp. 178-183
West Virginia University Press

 


 

An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification

February 20, 2009

The report, An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification, compares the achievement of elementary school students in the same grade, at the same school who were randomly assigned to teachers who chose to be trained through different routes to certification – traditional education school routes and alternative routes. The evaluation found that students of teachers who chose to enter teaching through an alternative route did not perform statistically different from students of teachers who chose a traditional route to teaching. This finding was the same for teachers coming from those programs that required comparatively many as well as few hours of coursework; however, among those teachers who reported taking coursework while teaching, their students performed lower than their counterparts.

go to the website: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20094043/index.asp

 


 

New What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide

February 20, 2009

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom: Designed for elementary school educators and school- and district-level administrators, this guide offers prevention, implementation, and school-wide strategies that can be used to reduce problematic behavior that interferes with the ability of students to attend to and engage fully in instructional activities. Read More…

 


 

Too Good to Last The True Story of Reading First

March 14, 2008

The latest report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute is an in-depth and alarming study of Reading First’s betrayal. Under the leadership of White House domestic policy chief Margaret Spellings and with support from Congress, Reading First was to provide funding to primary-reading programs that were based on scientific research. Backlash and brouhaha followed. Aggrieved whole-language program proprietors complained bitterly that their wares couldn’t be purchased with Reading First funds. The OIG launched a witch hunt against program director Christopher Doherty, falsely claiming that he was improperly favoring particular publishers. Then the administration turned its back on Reading First, allowing the program to be gutted and starved of funding. Too Good to Last: The True Story of Reading First reveals the real scandals surrounding this important program.

 

Download the report:  http://edexcellence.net/doc/reading_first_030508.pdf

 


 

Direct Instruction Research Consortium

October 2, 2007

Event: Direct Instruction Research Consortium
Date: November 10, 2007
Location: The Peery Hotel Salt Lake City
Topic: Issues relating to recent research reviews regarding the efficacy of Direct Instruction Read More…

 


 

Nations Report Card 2007

September 27, 2007

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and Read More…

 


 

2007 Recipients of Grant

September 6, 2007

Clayton Cook
Affiliation: University of California Riverside: School Psychology Graduate School of Education
Faculty Sponsor: Frank Gresham Read More…