Division faculty Professors Dianna L. Newman and Deborah Kundert were featured in a news item by the UAlbany School of Education for their evaluation grant.
Dianna Newman and Deborah Kundert received $1.3 million for a four-year Evaluation of the Striving Readers project for the New York State Education Department. This money was provided from the U.S. Department of Education through a grant from the NYS Education Department. The NYS Education Department and the New York City Department of Education Striving Readers Program will provide explicit, targeted and engaging supplemental instruction in vocabulary, comprehension strategies, writing, fluency and word analysis to sixth and seventh grade students who are struggling readers in nine New York City Public Middle Schools. The purpose of the study is to determine the effectiveness of the supplemental literacy intervention program on student achievement in literacy as measured by the NYS English Language Arts (ELA) assessment and the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Assessment.