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Approved Projects

Projects approved for 2017-2018:

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
"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
"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
"The Reality of Solving for Area" Tracey Davies Western Governor's University Sep. 10, 2018 - Sep. 21, 2018 Principal Notification
"Hidden Talents in Youth" Bruce Ellis

Allison Gerrard

University of Utah Sep. 10, 2018 - Apr. 30, 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
"Teachers' Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments" Cindy Gray NCES

U.S. Department of Education

Aug. 27, 2018 - Jun. 28, 2019 Confidential
"Writing in Math" Katrina Holliman Western Governor's University Oct. 3 - Oct. 17, 2018 District Principal Notification
"Cultivating Happiness in the Classroom" Mandi Jensen Southern Utah University Jan. 14 - May 10, 2019 Principal 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
"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
"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
"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
"Utah Teacher Fellows Survey" Machelle Rogers Utah Teacher Fellows Sep. 17 - Oct. 31, 2018 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
"Social and Emotional Education in Primary Schools" Jordan Smeltzer University of Utah Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2019 District 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
"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