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Approved Projects

Projects approved for 2018-19:

Research Project Researcher(s) Organization Approximate Timetable Notification
"Estimating Construct Validity of the Jordan Performance Appraisal System: A Study Using Mixed Forms of Raw Data." Holly Allen Brigham Young University - Provo Sep. 2017 - Dec. 2017  District Department Notification
"Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Teacher Resources and Professional Development" Emma Ashton Pullyallup High School Jan. 7, 2019 - Feb. 28, 2019 Principal Notification
"Educating Schools on Congenital Heart Disease" Katie Barton University of Utah Feb. 1, 2019 - Feb. 15, 2019 Principal Notification
"The Relationship of Social Media Use and Social Anxiety in High School Students" Whitney Berrett Utah State University Feb. 28, 2019 Principal Notification
"Evaluation of 'We Have Skills,' A Multimedia Classroom Level Social Skills Program for Elementary Students" Carey Black Iris Educational Media 11/2018 - 6/2020 Principal Notification
"Summer Fitness Loss in Children Attending a Traditional or Year-Round School Structure." Timothy Brusseau University of Utah May 2018 - Sept. 2018 District Principal Notification
"Using Visual Processing Strategies to Increase Reading Acquisition and Fluency in Struggling Readers" Kylee Burnett Fitchburg State University Oct. 9 - Nov. 16, 2018 District Principal Notification
"Elementary Art Teacher Scheduling" Tara Carpenter Estrada Brigham Young University - Provo Oct. 1, 2018 - Sep. 1, 2019 District Consultant Notification
"A Prospective Study of Youth and Adolescent Injury Rates: Can Injuries Be Predicted?" Peter Chalmers University of Utah Orthopedic Surgery 1/2019 - 7/2021 Principal Notification
"An Investigation into the Relationship Between Physically Active Adolescents and Self-Esteem" Jessica Chappell Southern Utah University Jan. - Apr. 2019 Principal Notification
"Treatment Integrity of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) in General Education Classrooms." Cade Charlton Brigham Young University - Provo Nov. 1, 2017 - Dec. 1, 2018  District Principal Notification
"Effects of Performance Feedback on the Technical Adequacy of Behavior Intervention Plans" Cade Charlton Brigham Young University - Provo 11/9/2018 - 12/31/2019 Department Head Notification
"Drive Out Diabetes: A Diabetes Prevention Initiative for Teens" Nica Clark University of Utah May 2018 - May 2020 District Principal Notification
"Teachers' Perceptions on Access to General Education and Functional Skills Curricula to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities" Olivia Coleman University of Utah 11/2018-12/2018 Principal Notification
"The Proportion of Functional and Core Curriculum Goals in the Individualized Education Programs (IEP) of Students with Intellectual Disabilities Who Are Approved to Take the Utah Alternative Assessment" Olivia Coleman University of Utah 3/12/2019 - 6/5/2019 Department Director Notification
"Examing Teacher Rates of Praise and Correction in Relation to Class-Wide Achievement Scores and On-Task Behavior" Jessica Cummings University of Houston Sep. 1, 2018 - Jul. 1, 2019 Principal Notification
"Understanding the Mismatch in Perceptions Between Mentor Teachers (MTs) and the Preservice Teachers (PSTs) Whom They Mentor" Elizabeth Cutrer Brigham Young University - Provo 3/24/2019 - 5/23/2019 Principal Notification
"Exploring the Perceptions of Educators Who Are Implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support" Elizabeth Cutrer Brigham Young University - Provo 5/20/2019 - 11/25/2019 Principal Notification
"The Reality of Solving for Area" Tracey Davies Western Governor's University Sep. 10, 2018 - Sep. 21, 2018 Principal Notification
"Reading Motivation in the Middle School Classroom" Paige Dayley Southern Utah University 9/2/2019 - 12/18/2019 Principal Notification
"The Pathway to Academic Success: A Cognitive Strategies Approach to Text-Based Writing to Improve Educational Outcomes for Secondary Language Learners" Deborah Dean Brigham Young University - Provo 9/1/2020 - 5/1/2022 Pending
"Effects of a Peer-Supported Implementation of the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) on Students with Severe Disabilities and their Peers without Disabilities: Acquisition of Academic Skills, and Perceptions of Self-Determination and School Connectedness" Carrie Eichelberger University of Utah Jan. 21, 2019 - Apr. 26, 2019 Principal Notification
"Hidden Talents in Youth" Bruce Ellis

Allison Gerrard

University of Utah Sep. 10, 2018 - Apr. 30, 2019 Principal Notification
"The Effect of Joint Training on Knowledge and Attitudes of Career and Technical Education and Special Education Professionals" Crystal Emery Utah State University 3/13/2019 - 4/12/2019 Principal Notification
"High Probability Request Sequence and Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behaviors in Adolescents with Characteristics of the Classification of Emotional Disturbance in a Classroom Setting" Kerry Farr Brigham Young University - Provo Apr. 23, 2018 - Dec. 21, 2018 Pending
"Telepsychotherapy for the Treatment of Adolescents with Trichotillomania" Jeremiah Fruge Utah State University Sep. 6, 2018 - Aug. 1, 2020 District Department Notification
"Strength in Numbers: The Effect of Expository Writing Circles on Attitudes and Self-Efficacy in Middle Grade Students" Raylee Gifford Southern Utah University Aug. 6, 2018 - Oct. 2, 2018 District Principal Notification
"The Effect of Using Context Clues Strategies to Support Reading Comprehension in the Fourth Grade" April Gines Western Governors University 4/22/2019 - 4/30/2019 Principal Notification
"Teachers' Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments" Cindy Gray NCES

U.S. Department of Education

Aug. 27, 2018 - Jun. 28, 2019 Confidential
"Financial Literacy" Hilary Hanseen Western Governor's University Feb. 28 - Mar. 14, 2019 Principal Notification
"Trauma-Informed Teaching: How Teachers Conceptualize and Operationalize Trauma Theory" Daniel Harnsberger University of Utah Feb. 20 - Apr. 26, 2019 Principal Notification
"Writing in Math" Katrina Holliman Western Governor's University Oct. 3 - Oct. 17, 2018 District Principal Notification
"Differentiation in Mathematics" Mailani Itaaehau Southern Utah University 8/26/2019 - 10/18/2019 Principal Notification
"Social Justice in the Classroom Through Anti-Bias Education and Social Studies" Chelsey James Southern Utah University 8/26/2019 - 10/25/2019 Principal Notification
"Cultivating Happiness in the Classroom" Mandi Jensen Southern Utah University Jan. 14 - May 10, 2019 Principal Notification
"Feeding, Fear & Physiology: Behavioral and Autonomic Outcomes of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Utilized to Treat Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in Pediatric Populations" Natalie Jensen University of Utah 4/1/2019 - 7/30/2019 Department Director Notification
"An Assessment of Self-Determination Behaviors in Transition-age Students with Disabilities Following Instruction Using the 'My Transition Portfolio' Program" Eliza Jex Utah State University Sep. 2018 - Dec. 2018 Principal Notification
"2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey" Julie Johnson and Alice Roberts U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2/4/2019 - 5/31/2019 Principal Notification
 "Self-Regulation, Threat Perception, and Perceived Parental Support: An fMRI Investigation of Children with ADHD" Erin Kaseda Brigham Young University - Provo Aug. 23, 2017 - Aug. 23, 2018 District Principal Notification
"Fostering Arrangements for Research-Practice Partnership Projects in the BYU-Public School Partnership" Heather Leary Brigham Young University - Provo Apr. 26, 2018 - Apr. 30, 2020 Pending
"Children with and without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Child Cognition Task Performance and Family Support" Rebecca Lundwall Brigham Young University - Provo Sep. 10, 2018 - Aug. 10, 2020 District Department Notification
"The Impact of Air Quality on School Absences" Daniel Mendoza University of Utah Jan. 3, 2019 - Jun. 1, 2019 District Department Notification
"Homework: Helpful or Harmful" Heather Miller Southern Utah University Sep. 1, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018 District Principal Notification
"Instructional Strategies for Teaching Computational Thinking and Programming in a Middle School Technology and Engineering Course" Lindsey Morrill Western Governor's University Sepl 24 - Oct. 12, 2018 District Principal Notification
"SAVE SOMEBUDDY: A Trauma-Informed Program to Promote Emotional Regulation, Encourage a Sense of Community, and Prevent Suicide with Youth in a School Setting: A Pilot Study" Anastasia Najarian University of Utah Mar. 1, 2019 - May 30, 2020 Pending
"Middle Grades Longitudinal Study 2017-18 (MGLS:2017)" Dan Pratt and Jen Krause U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics Jan. 2018 - Jul. 2020 Confidential Information
"Copper Hills High School Student Travel Behavior Survey" Thomas McMurtry and Shauna Burbidge Avenue Consultants, on behalf of West Jordan City Oct. 2018 Principal Notification
"Studying How Well ESL Students Understand Vocabulary Words in the Classroom" Paula Nelson Salt Lake Community College Feb. 19, 2019 - Feb. 25, 2019 Principal Notification
"Character Education and Student Interpersonal Relationships" Jenifer Palomin Southern Utah University 8/27/2019 - 12/14/2019 District School Memo
"Beyond Intimidation and Aggression: Understanding Adolescent Bullying in the Instrumental Music Classroom" Jared Rawlings University of Utah Aug. 15, 2018 - Dec. 20, 2018 District Principal Notification
"State and Local Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)" Amy Johnson and Tori Rockwell Mathematica Policy Research and U.S. Department of Education Fall 2019-Fall 2020 Principal and Department Notification
"Utah Teacher Fellows Survey" Machelle Rogers Utah Teacher Fellows Sep. 17 - Oct. 31, 2018 District Department Notification
"Evidence-based Evaluation of Behavior Management Practices Among Paraprofessionals" Christian Sabey Brigham Young University - Provo Jan. 21, 2019 - Mar. 21, 2019 Department Notification
"Study of Title II-A Use of Funds" Sylvia Segovia Westat

U.S. Department of Education

4/1/2019 - 7/31/2020 District Department Notification
"The Relationship Between Teacher Perceived Principal Leadership Behaviors and Teacher Retention" Ami Shah University of Utah Dec. 1, 2018 - Jun. 1, 2019 District Department Notification
"Oral Language Use in Chinese Dual Immersion Classrooms" Susan Shumway University of Barcelona 4/8/2019 - 5/31/2019 Principal Notification
"General Education Teachers' Self-Reported Response to Overt Student Problem Behavior in the Classroom" Ingrid Shurtleff Brigham Young University - Provo 4/15/2019 - 5/31/2019 Principal Notification
"Social and Emotional Education in Primary Schools" Jordan Smeltzer University of Utah Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2019 District Principal Notification
"Skills-Based Groups in DIBELS Student Achievement" Michelle Smith Western Governors University 3/4/2019 - 5/31/2019 Principal Notification
"The Brain on Breakfast: The Impact of Breakfast in the Classroom on Cognitive Performance and Nutritional Outcomes" Lori Spruance Brigham Young University - Provo Sep. 5, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2018 Principal Notification
"Fact in Fiction: Improving Context Learning by Using Primary Sources to Connect History and Litrature" Ashley Taylor Southern Utah University 1/15/2019 - 2/14/2019 Principal Notification
"Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC) in Hispanic Households: Parent Perceptions" Yvette Toribio-Ataque Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions 11/2018 - 5/2019 Department Head Notification
"Homework Solution Study" Kirk Walters

David Miller

American Institutes for Research Oct. 2018 - Fall 2020 District Principal Notification
"What Growth Mindset Strategies Can Increase Perseverance and Motivation in Students?" Jamie Watkins Southern Utah University 3/28/2019 - 9/26/2019 Principal Notification
"Breaking Down Surface Area" Jamie Wilhelm Western Governor's Univeristy Oct. 15, 2018 - Nov. 2, 2018 Principal Notification
"Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study" Deborah Yurgelun-Todd University of Utah and University of California at San Diego Sep. 2017 - 2027 District School Notification