New IES Partnership Research Grants Announced

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the National Center for Education Research (NCES) awarded eighteen new research grants under the Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy program (CFDA 84.305h).  In FY 2014, the Institute competed three topics under this program: Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research, Continuous Improvement Research in Education, and Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies. The topics support collaborations between research institutions and state or local education agencies on education issues of high priority for the education agency.  Total spending for these awards is approximately $18.6 million. Click on the grant titles below to learn more:

Awarded in the Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research Topic

Study of Effects of Accelerated Basic Skills Instruction on Adults’ GED Attainment and Enrollment in Postsecondary Education, to Abt Associates Inc., Judith Alamprese

Providence Public Schools District and Education Development Center: Developing a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership to Improve Achievement among Minority Students, to Education Development Center, Inc., Julie Riordan

Exploring Early Childhood Education Experiences and School Adjustment in Rural Elementary School Students, to Oregon Social Learning Center, Katherine Pears

The Oregon English Learner Alliance: A Partnership to Explore Factors Associated with Variation in Outcomes for Current and Former English Learners in Oregon, to Oregon State University, Karen Thompson

A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership to Promote English Language Learners’ Science Learning in the Elementary Grades, to SRI International, Savitha Moorthy

Raising GPA: Partnering to Increase Grit, Perseverance, and Achievement in Baltimore City Middle Schools, to Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute, Suzanne Donovan

Improving Paraprofessionals Instructional and Behavioral Support In Urban Elementary School Settings: A Research Practitioner Partnership, to University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., Debra Kamps

Miami-Dade County Partnership for School Readiness and Early School Success, to University of Miami, Rebecca Shearer

The School District of Philadelphia-Penn Graduate School of Education Researcher-Practitioner Partnership in Education Research, to University of Pennsylvania, Laura Desimone

Examining the Effects of IMPACT on Students Achievement: DCPS-UVA Research Partnership, to University of Virginia, James Wyckoff

A Partnership to Improve the Use of a Developmental Assessment Framework in Kindergarten, to Washington State University, Paul Strand

Exploring Longitudinal Outcomes and Trajectories for English Language Learners (ELOTE), to WestEd, Aida Walqui

Foundation for Alliance for Education, to Yale University, Elena Grigorenko

Creating a Connecticut Early Childhood Education Research Alliance, to Yale University, Michael Strambler

Awarded in the Continuous Improvement Research in Education Topic

Coaching to Improve Common Core Aligned Mathematics Instruction in Tennessee, to University of Pittsburgh, Jennifer Russell

Awarded in the Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies Topic

Evaluating the Impact of CUNY Start through a Researcher (MDRC) – Local Education Agency (City University of New York) Partnership, to MDRC, Michael Weiss

Beyond Triage: Dual-Credit Courses and the Road to College: Experimental Evidence from Tennessee, to University of Michigan, Susan Dynarski

An Evaluation of the Authentic Intellectual Work Initiative in Iowa, to University of Wisconsin, Eric Camburn