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Approved Projects

Projects approved for 2019-20:

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. 2020  District Department Notification
"New Hire Onboarding" Brittany Bauer Western Governors University 11/10/2019 - 11/30/2019 Department Notification
"Teacher Mentoring Survey" Brooke Anderson Utah Teacher Fellows - Hope Street Group 10/14/2019 - 11/1/2019 Department Director 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
"Creativity: Teaching Original Ideas Through Explicit Teaching Methods" Rebecca Blue Western Governor's University 9/18/2019 - 10/2/2019 Principal Notification
"Elementary Art Teacher Scheduling" Tara Carpenter Estrada Brigham Young University - Provo Oct. 1, 2018 - Sep. 1, 2019 District Consultant Notification
"Cooperative Learning and Retention in Mathematics" Britni Cassidy-Rice Western Governor's University 8/20/2019 - 8/30/2019 Principal 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
"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
"Effective Mathematical Instruction in the Elementary Classroom" Stephanie Chase Western Governor's University 10/1/2019 - 10/18/2019 Principal Notification
"Drive Out Diabetes: A Diabetes Prevention Initiative for Teens" Nica Clark University of Utah May 2018 - May 2020 District 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
"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
"How to Help English Language Learners with Comprehension" Amber Dimond Southern Utah University 1/6/2020 - 4/3/2020 Principal Notification
"Metacognition in Argument Writing" Kaylee Dunn Western Governors University 10/29/2019 - 11/8/2019 Principal Notification
"The Effects of Explicit Phonics Instruction" Kristen Frohlich Southern Utah University 1/2/2020 - 3/1/2020 Principal Notification
"Telepsychotherapy for the Treatment of Adolescents with Trichotillomania" Jeremiah Fruge Utah State University Sep. 6, 2018 - Aug. 1, 2020 District Department Notification
"Effects of Targeted Extension and Enrichment Groups for High Achieving Students" Ericka Gowans Southern Utah University 9/3/2019 - 11/5/2019 Principal Notification
"Development of Small Group Projects Through Advanced Learner Evaluation and Synthesis of Utah Science and Engineering Standards" Trent Grable Weber State 8/26/2019 - 10/18/2019 Principal Notification
"Impact of Classroom Placement on Outcomes for Elementary Students with Significant Cognitive Disability" Joanna Hanes-Ryan University of Utah Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Department Director Notification
"2019-20 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS:2020)" Rachel Hansen National Center for Education Statistics 2/1/2020 - 6/30/2020 Principal Notification
"An Exploratory Survey of Paired Teachers in Chinese Immersion Programs" Sean Hill Central Michigan University 9/23/2019 - 10/31/2019 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
"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
"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
"Building Teacher Capacity with STEM and Arts" Heather Leary Brigham Young University - Provo 8/10/2019 - 12/31/2019 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 Effect of POGIL on Chemistry SAGE Scores and ACT Science Scores" Edward Mata Grand Canyon University Aug. 1, 2019 - Oct. 1, 2019 District Principal Notification
"The Effectiveness of the Achievable Challenge in the Mathematics Co-Taught Classroom" Caitlin McCullough Western Governors University 11/4/2019 - 11/29/2019 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
"Character Education and Student Interpersonal Relationships" Jenifer Palomin Southern Utah University 8/27/2019 - 12/14/2019 District School Memo
"Why Don't Students Use the Comprehension Reading Strategies to Help Them on Tests or Assignments?" Linzi Pettey Southern Utah University 1/6/2020 - 4/3/2020 Principal Notification
"Effective Tier 2 Reading Interventions" Tina Price Southern Utah University 9/3/2019 - 11/5/2019 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
"Special Education Data" SuzAnne Russell Trinity Capital Group 10/2/2019 - 10/30/2019 Department Director 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
"Quiero Lo Mejor Para Ti: Parental Acts of Care and Its Influence on Latino College Decision Making" Bianca Vasquez Indiana University 10/19/2019 - 5/30/2020 Department Director Notification

Department Director 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
"The Effects of an Improved At-Home Literacy Environment on Kindergarten Reading Skills" Staci White Southern Utah University Sep. 16, 2019 - Nov. 9, 2019 District Principal Notification
"Happy Schools: Uncovering Positive Conditions for Improved Teacher Wellness" McKinley Withers University of Utah Dec. 2019 - May 2020 Principal Notification
"Perspectives from the Classroom: A Qualitative Analysis of the Helping and Hindering Incidents Associated with Implementing Behavior Intervention Plans" Ellie Young Brigham Young University - Provo Pending Department 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