Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interests1
The research team for this study consisted of a prime contractor, American Institutes for
Research (AIR), and two subcontractors, MDRC and REDA International, Inc. None of these
organizations or their key staff has financial interests that could be affected by findings from the
Early Reading PD Interventions Study. No one on the seven-member Expert Advisory Panel,
convened by the research team one to two times a year to provide advice and guidance, has financial
interests that could be affected by findings from the evaluation.
1 Contractors carrying out research and evaluation projects for IES frequently need to obtain expert advice and technical assistance from individuals and entities whose other professional work may not be entirely independent of or separable from the particular tasks they are carrying out for the IES contractor. Contractors endeavor not to put such individuals or entities in positions in which they could bias the analysis and reporting of results, and their potential conflicts of interest are disclosed.