Faculty in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development have attracted external funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Texas Instruments Foundation, Collins Foundation, and other sponsors for innovative research and training projects that will have a real-world impact on education locally and nationally.
Project Scale-Up is a five-year study funded by a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Patricia Mathes, Texas Instruments Endowed Professor of Reading and IRR director, is principal investigator for the project, which is a collaboration with UT-Austin's Center for Reading and Language Arts, focusing on research-validated first-grade reading interventions in multiple schools.
A five-year project to develop a reading curriculum for children with mild to moderate retardation
Evaluate alternative instructional models for primary grade students whose first language is Spanish.
A two-year project to develop and evaluate the technical adequacy of an early reading assessment system.
Item Development for Continuous Monitoring of Advanced Reading Skills for Grades 4-8.