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Funding

The Formative Assessment and Instrumentation Procedures for Reading (FAIP-R) project is a Goal 5 Special Education Reading and Writing Grant funded through the Institute for Educational Sciences Grant # R324A090038. 

Overview of IES Grant Program

Through its Education Research grant program, the Institute supports research over a diverse set of topics and for a range of purposes. The topics include school readiness, achievement in core academic content (reading, writing, mathematics, science), and behaviors that support learning in academic contexts for students from prekindergarten through high school, as well as high school graduation, access and retention in postsecondary education, and basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills for adults. The purposes or goals of the research projects are designed to span the range from basic translational research to evaluation of the impact of interventions when the interventions are implemented at scale.

IES Program Description: Reading, Writing, and Language Development Special Education

Through its Reading, Writing, and Language Development (Reading/Language) special education research program, the Institute for Educational Sciences intends to contribute to the improvement of reading, writing, and language skills for students with identified disabilities and to prevent the development of disabilities among students at risk for disabilities by (1) exploring malleable factors (e.g., children's skills, instructional practices, curricula) that are associated with better reading, writing, or language outcomes for students with disabilities or students at risk for disabilities, as well as mediators or moderators of the relations between these factors and student outcomes, for the purpose of identifying potential targets of intervention; (2) developing innovative curricula, instructional approaches, or strategies for teaching reading, writing, or language skills to students with identified disabilities or students at risk for disabilities; (3) evaluating the efficacy of fully developed curricula, instructional approaches, or strategies for teaching reading, writing, or language skills to students with identified disabilities or students at risk for disabilities; (4) evaluating the effectiveness of curricula, instructional approaches, or strategies for teaching reading, writing, or language skills for students with disabilities or at risk for disabilities when implemented at scale; and (5) developing and validating reading, writing, or language assessments for students with disabilities or at risk for disabilities that are intended for use by practitioners in instructional settings.

IES Project Goal 5: Measurement

The Institute for Educational Sciences supports research to develop and validate measurement instruments that are intended for use by practitioners for purposes such as screening, progress monitoring, and outcome assessments. Since the Institute established the goal structure for its Education Research grant program, about 12 percent of the funded projects have been measurement projects.


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