A Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation staff member has received a research grant from Harvard University. Carrie Mark, who is Team Lead in English Language Arts for the Dynamic Learning Maps project, has received a 2012-2013 Jeanne S. Chall Research Grant to research defining treatment intensity in reading intervention. In her grant proposal, Mark wrote, “While we have made strides in identifying effective practices to treat reading disabilities, we still do not know how to intensify treatment in order to achieve desired results. Until treatment intensity is defined and used consistently by researchers and practitioners, we will struggle to design and implement meaningful reading intervention models.”
Mark will analyze research, drawing on the Harvard’s extensive collection of reading resources, including ground-breaking work related to instruction for individuals with reading disabilities. Mark expects to develop a model of treatment intensity that is grounded in and informed by the research of Jeanne Chall and her contemporaries. Jeanne Chall, founder of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s literacy laboratory in 1966, was one of the foremost leaders in reading/literacy development in the past century.