College of Education
School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SSESPECS)
Funded Projects
Project Title: Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR 2.0) Center
Principal Investigator: Mary Brownell
Co-PI(s): Margaret “Meg” Kamman, Erica McCray
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period: 01/01/2018–12/31/2022
Award Amount: $21,250,000
Project Title: Embedded Instruction California Pilot Project Year Three
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): Mary McLean
Funding Agency: Santa Clara County Office of Education
Project Period: 07/01/2017–06/30/2018
Award Amount: $386,000
Project Title: Working with the Experts 2017 – 2018
Principal Investigator: Alice Kaye Emery
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Period: 08/01/2017–07/31/2018
Award Amount: $240,000
Project Title: Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert
Co-PI(s): Holly Lane (SSESPECS), Shaunte Duggins (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Funding Agency: Berkeley County School District (Subcontract – Trident United Way Flow Though)
Project Period: 07/15/2017–07/14/2020
Award Amount: $201,250
Project Title: Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – DD2
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert
Co-PI(s): Holly Lane (SSESPECS)
Funding Agency: Dorchester School District Two (Subcontract – Trident United Way Flow Through)
Project Period: 07/15/2017–07/14/2020
Award Amount: $198,750
Project Title: Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – DD4
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert
Co-PI(s): Holly Lane (SSESPECS)
Funding Agency: Dorchester School District Four (Subcontract – Trident United Way Flow Through)
Project Period: 07/15/2017–07/14/2020
Award Amount: $166,250
Project Title: A Mixed Methods Comparison of Universal Screening and School Referral
Principal Investigator: Joni Splett
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Society for the Study of School Psychology
Project Period: 07/01/2017–06/30/2018
Award Amount: $19,919
Project Title:  Increasing Social-Emotional Outcomes for Florida’s Early Steps Infants/Toddlers:  Institutions of Higher Education Supporting the Three Model Demonstration Sites to Implement the Demonstration Site Implementation Plan
Principal Investigator:  Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  Florida Department of Health
Project Period:  07/01/2017–06/30/2019
Award Amount:  $467,616.00
Project Title:  Project Coordinate:  Increasing Coordinated Use of Evidence-based Practices for Improving Word Study in an RTI Framework for Teams of 4th Grade Teachers
Principal Investigator:  Mary Brownell
Co-PI(s):  Amber Benedict
Funding Agency:  U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period:  07/01/2017–06/30/2020
Award Amount:  $1,399,999.00
Project Title:  OR-DRPD-ROF2017:  Reducing Relational Aggression Among Middle School Girls:  Investigation of Referral, Professional Development, and Intervention Protocols
Principal Investigator:  Joni Splett
Co-PI(s):  Stephen Smith, Sarah Lynne Landsman
Funding Agency:  UF Office of Research
Project Period:  08/15/2017–08/14/2019
Award Amount:  $98,824.00
Project Title:  Increasing Social-Emotional Outcomes for Florida’s Early Steps Infant/Toddlers:  Institutions of Higher Education Supporting the Three Model Demonstration Sites to Implement the Demonstration Site Implementation Plan
Principal Investigator:  Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  Florida Department of Health
Project Period:  02/01/2017–06/30/2019
Award Amount:  $576,072.00
Project Title:  Effectiveness Study of Tools for Getting Along:  Teaching Students to Problem Solve
Principal Investigator:  Stephen Smith
Co-PI(s):  Ann Daunic
Funding Agency:  SRI International (Subcontract:  IES Flow Through)
Project Period:  09/01/2016–08/31/2021
Award Amount:  $590,971.00
Project Title: BEST in CLASS Web: A Web-based Intervention Supporting Early Childhood Teachers’ Use of Evidence-based Practices with Young Children at Risk for Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 08/01/2016–07/31/2019
Award Amount: $1,500,000
Project Title: Restructuring and Improving Teacher Education (Project RITE)
Principal Investigator: James McLeskey
Co-PI(s): Penny Cox
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period: 10/01/2011–09/30/2018
Award Amount: $1,500,000.00
Project Title: Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center
Principal Investigator: Mary Brownell
Co-PI(s): Paul Sindelar, Erica McCray
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period: 10/01/2012–12/31/2017
Award Amount: $25,000,000.00
Project Title:  Project STEEP: Studying Teacher Effectiveness, Education, and Policy
Principal Investigator:  Mary Brownell
Co-PI(s):  Paul Sindelar, Erica McCray
Funding Agency:  U.S. Department of Education
Project Period:  09/01/2014–08/31/2019
Award Amount:  $1,250,000.00
Project Title:  Development and Validation of Treatment Integrity Measures of Classroom-Based Instructional Interventions in Early Childhood Settings
Principal Investigator:  Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  Virginia Commonwealth University (Subcontract–IES flow through)
Project Period:  09/01/2014–08/31/2018
Amount:  $179,511.00
Project Title: Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Mathematica Policy Research
Project Period: 11/23/2013–06/21/2018
Award Amount: $222,859.00
Project Title: Preparation and Retention of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Personnel: Preparing for Evidence-Based Practice in High Need Early Childhood Settings (Project Prepare)
Principal Investigator: Mary McLean
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Project Period: 01/02/2015–12/31/2019
Award Amount: $1,232,603
Project Title:  Impact of Professional Development on Preschool Teachers’ Use of Embedded-Instruction Practices: An Efficacy Trial of Tools for Teachers
Principle Investigator:  Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s):  James Algina and Mary McLean
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/IES
Project Period:  06/01/2015–06/30/2019
Award Amount:  $3,498,113.00
Project Title: BEST in CLASS – Elementary: A Preventative Classroom-based Intervention Model
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 07/01/2015–06/30/2018
Award Amount: $285,347
Project Title:  Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood Studies and Implementation Science – Project PLECS-IS
Principal Investigator:  Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s):  Patricia Snyder, Mary McLean, Brian Reichow
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period:  05/16/2015–12/31/2019
Award Amount:  $747,163.00
Project Title:  Validating an Observation Protocol for the Evaluation of Special Educators
 Principal Investigator:  Mary Brownell
 Co-PI(s):  N/A
 Funding Agency:  Boston University (Subcontract–IES Flow-Through)
 Project Period:  07/01/2015–06/30/2019
Award Amount:  $200,058.00
Project Title:  Interconnecting PBIS and School Mental Health to Improve School Safety: A Randomized Trial
Principal Investigator:  Joni Splett
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency:  University of South Carolina (Subcontract:  US DOJ Flow-Through)
Project Period:  01/01/2016–12/31/2019
Award Amount:  $630,338.00
Project Title:  Evaluating a Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for Children at Risk for Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Principal Investigator:  Ann Daunic
Co-PI(s):  Nancy Corbett, Stephen Smith, James Algina
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences
Project Period:  07/01/2016–06/31/2020
Award Amount:  $3,499,958.00
Project Title:  Project TIER: Teaching, Intervention, and Efficacy Research
Principal Investigator:  Holly Lane
Co-PI(s):  Nicholas Gage
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs
Project Period:  01/01/2017–12/31/2021
Award Amount:  $1,250,000.00