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2006Research Conference | June 15–16

This conference highlighted the work of invited speakers, independent researchers who have received grant funds from the Institute of Education Sciences, and trainees supported through predoctoral training grants and postdoctoral fellowships. The presentations are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Education or the Institute of Education Sciences.
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Reading, Social and Character Development (SACD), and Others

AnimalWatch: An Intelligent Tutoring System for Grade 6 Mathematics
Presenters: Carole R. Beal, University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute

The Character Education Inquiry
Presenters: Gary Gottfredson, University of Maryland-College Park
Amy Silverman, University of Maryland-College Park
Joseph Nese, University of Maryland-College Park

The CLIMBERs Study: Preliminary Findings From a Randomized Cluster Design
Presenters: Beth Boulay, Abt Associates, Inc.
Carolyn Layzer, Abt Associates, Inc.
Richard R. Hurtig, University of Iowa
Nancy Jackson, University of Iowa

Developing the Literacy Instruction Knowledge Scale (LIKS) for Measuring Teacher Knowledge of Reading and Writing Instruction in Grades 1-3
Presenters: D. Ray Reutzel, Utah State University
Janice A. Dole, University of Utah

Early Learning in Mathematic: A Prevention Approach
Presenters: David Chard, University of Oregon
Scott Baker, Pacific Institutes for Research
Ben Clarke, Pacific Institutes for Research

Evaluation of the Efficacy of CBC for Addressing Disruptive Behaviors of Children At-Risk for Academic Failure
Presenters: Susan Sheridan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Todd Glover, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An Experimental Evaluation of Big Math for Little Kids' Impact on Student Performance
Presenters: Ellen Mandinach, EDC Center for Children and Technology
Ashley Lewis, EDC Center for Children and Technology

The 4Rs Study: The Relationship Between Student and Teacher Development and Classroom Climate
Presenters: Joshua L. Brown, New York University
Stephanie M. Jones, Fordham University
J. Lawrence Aber, New York University

Leveling the Playing Field: Increasing the Quality of Language and Literacy Instruction in Preschool Classrooms
Presenters: Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, Education Development Center
Joanne Brady, Education Development Center

Math Pathways & Pitfalls: Improving Mathematics Achievement for English Language Learners
Presenters: Carne Barnett Clarke, WestEd
Thomas Hanson, WestEd

My Magic Story Car: Video-Based Games to Strengthen Emergent Literacy of Preschoolers from Low-SES Families
Presenter: Harvey Bellin, The Media Group of Connecticut, Inc.

The National Research Center on Rural Education Support: Rural Early Literacy Initiative (RELI)
Presenters: Lynne Vernon-Feagans, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Kirsten Kainz, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Kate Gallagher, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Nuestros Niños Early Language and Literacy Study
Presenters: Virginia Buysse,University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Dina Castro, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Observation Measures of Language and Literacy Instruction—The OMLIT Observation Battery
Presenters: Carolyn Layzer, Abt Associates, Inc.
Beth Boulay, Abt Associates, Inc.
Richard Hurtig, University of Iowa
Nancy Jackson, University of Iowa

Positive Action for Social and Character Development
Presenters: Brian R. Flay, Oregon State University
Carol G. Allred, Positive Action, Inc.
David DuBois, University of Illinois at Chicago

Professional Development Interventions to Improve Early Literacy and Language Outcomes
Presenters: Douglas R. Powell, Purdue University
Karen E. Diamond, Purdue University

Project VITAL (Vocabulary Intervention Targeting At-risk Learners)
Presenters: Michael D. Coyne, University of Connecticut
D. Betsy McCoach, University of Connecticut

Rich Problems as a Lever for Change: An Experimental Study of the Effects of a Professional Development Program on Students' Mathematics Learning
Presenters: R. Santagata, Lesson Lab Research Institute
J. Stigler, Lesson Lab Research Institute
K. Givvin, Lesson Lab Research Institute
N. Kersting, Lesson Lab Research Institute

The School-Wide Academic and Behavioral Competencies Program
Presenters: William E. Pelham, Jr., University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Greta M. Massetti, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Daniel A. Waschbusch, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Urban/Suburban Differences in Children's Social-Cognitive Processes
Presenters: Hugh F. Crean, Children's Institute
Emma Forbes-Jones, Children's Institute
Deborah Johnson, Children's Institute

Using Read Alouds to Promote Comprehension and Vocabulary in First Grade Classrooms: A Discussion of Finding and Trends from School-based Intervention
Presenters: Scott Baker, Pacific Institutes for Research
David Chard, University of Oregon
Lana Edwards Santoro, Pacific Institutes for Research

VALE to Improve Reading Comprehension in Bilingual Children—Pretest Data, Materials, Profiles of 10 Children, and Challenges
Presenters: María Adelaida Restrepo, Arizona State University
Shelley Gray, Arizona State University

Validating a Self-Report Measure of K-3 Reading Instruction Practices
Presenters: Alysia D. Roehrig, Florida State University
Marry T. Brownell, University of Florida
Ciana B. Clarke, Florida State University

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