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Title: Engaging Spanish-English Preschool Teachers to Make Data-Based Decisions in Authentic Settings
Center: NCER Year: 2016
Principal Investigator: Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha Awardee: Early Learning Labs
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 months (5/1/2016-10/31/2016) Award Amount: $149,588.62
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: EDIES16C0003

This project team will develop and test a prototype app of a screening assessment for children who are Spanish-English Dual Language Learners (SE-DLL) in early education. The prototype will provide formative assessment reports to teachers to guide their decision-making, and will include a series of videos to increase knowledge on core competencies of supporting SE-DLL children. At the end of Phase I in a pilot study with 7 teachers, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, is easy to use, and provides useful recommendations that teachers can incorporate into practice.