NCRGE Quantitative Research Director Dr. D. Betsy McCoach has been mentoring undergraduate UConn McNair Scholar Casey Davis during spring and summer semester. Ms. Davis recently shared the results of her research at the McNair Scholar Poster Presentations.
Dr. Rashea Hamilton was selected as the recipient of the 2015 William E. Loadman Outstanding Dissertation Award for Educational Psychology at The Ohio State University. This award is given annually to the Ph.D. student who has completed and defended the most outstanding dissertation in each academic area during the previous year. Dr. Hamilton joined the NCRGE as a Research Associate in October 2015.
Picture: Dr. Rashea Hamilton (center) is presented with a William E. Loadman Dissertation Award by donor Professor Emeritus William E. Loadman (left) and Dr. Eric Anderman, her advisor and the chair of the Department of Educational Studies.
The February 2016 APA Monitor featured a story on gifted students. The Centers work was mentioned in the article.
Del Siegle attended the Javits Program Directors’ Meeting in Washington, DC on January 11 and 12. Carolyn Callahan and Catherine Little from our team also attended on behalf of their Javits grants. Siegle made two presentations at the meeting on behalf of the Center. He presented the EL literature review and an update on Center findings.
NCRGE held a 2-day training at the University of Connecticut on December 15 and 16 for 13 members of our team who will be involved in conducting school visit case studies. This included one member of our team from Washington state, two members from the University of Virginia, and ten from the University of Connecticut. The training involved mock individual and focus group session interviews, interview question triage, data management procedures, and site visit procedures. Dr. Carolyn Callahan, Dr. Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead, and Dr. E. Jean Gubbins conducted the training.
John B. King, Jr., incoming Secretary of Education, spoke at the December IES PI Meeting. Watch his inspirational talk here. Dr. Del Siegle and Dr. D. Betsy McCoach attended the meeting in Washington, DC.
NCRGE held its third advisory board meeting on November 5, 2015. The advisory board provided feedback on increasing survey responses, selecting schools for case study visits, and strategies to improve the case study visits. The meeting was held in the IES conference room in Washington, DC.
Front row: Yaacov Petscher, Frank Worrell, Sidney Moon, Julia Roberts, Jacquelin Medina, and Rachel Chung; Back row: Yvette Jackson, Del Siegle, D. Betsy McCoach, David Leal, Camilla Benbow, Lynn Vernon-Feagans, E. Jean Gubbins, Carolyn Callahan, and Rena Subotnik.