January 25, 2010
The Institute for Reading Research (IRR) in SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development has received more than $9 million in grants and contracts since it was established in 2003. Current projects of the IRR include:
- Project Maximize, directed by Dr. Patricia Mathes and co-directed by Drs. Jill Allor, associate professor in education, and Ian Harris, associate professor of statistical science, was funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It is a five-year project to develop a reading curriculum for children with mild to moderate retardation.
- Project CMARS: Item Development for Continuous Monitoring of Advanced Reading Skills for Grades 4-8, directed by Dr. Patricia Mathes and co-directed by Dr. Reid Lyon, is funded by the Collins Foundation.
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.
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