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Title: University of Virginia Education Science Training Program in English Language Learning (EL-VEST)
Center: NCER Year: 2021
Principal Investigator: Rimm-Kaufman, Sara Awardee: University of Virginia
Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 4 years (09/01/2021 – 08/31/2025) Award Amount: $784,000
Type: Training Award Number: R305B210008

Co-Principal Investigators: Palacios, Natalia; Pianta, Robert

The University of Virginia Education Science Training Program in English Language Learning (EL-VEST) will provide substantive and methodological postdoctoral training to four fellows. These fellows will receive 2-years of training on how to conduct English learner (EL) research with a focus on conducting exploratory, development, and initial efficacy research projects. Fellows will work on mentors' projects and develop independent programs of research that address and the classroom and instructional contexts that support ELs' social and emotional development and academic outcomes.

Specifically, EL-VEST will focus on four core experiences: (1) research experiences with lead and supporting mentors, (2) training in rigorous education research methods and statistics, (3) an applied research practice partnership experience, and (4) engagement in a community of scholarship. Fellows will conduct research with supporting mentors who have active EL research projects or are examining classrooms in samples with high concentration of EL students. Each fellow will engage in a research-practice partnership experience with the Virginia Department of Education, a school district, or an organization developing EL programs. Fellows will attend workshops on education methods and SEER principles.

Related Projects: Fellows may have research roles in the following IES grants— MTP-Team: A Scalable, Web-Supported Peer-Learning Program for Implementing the My Teaching Partner-Secondary Approach (R305A170073); Examining the Efficacy of RULER on School Climate, Teacher Well-being, Classroom Climate, and Student Outcomes (R305A180326); Assessing the Use of Assessments: Assessment, Instructional Practices, and Math Gains in Kindergarten (R305A190037); Long Term Effects of Professional Development to Support New Teachers' Use of Effective Classroom Management Techniques (R305A190162); Evaluating the Efficacy of the LOOK Teacher Consultation Model to Improve Self-Regulation, Behavioral, and Social Outcomes Among Children With Challenging Behaviors  (R305A200054); Teacher Working Conditions and Equitable Student Outcomes (R305A200106); Developing Methodological Foundations for Replication Sciences (R305D190043); Building an Effective PK-3 Education System: Actionable Aspects of Policies, Programs, Schools, and Classroom Processes that Promote Children's Learning in the Nation's 11th Largest School District (R305N160021)