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Promoting Early Literacy and Reading PI and
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Phase 2: Effectiveness of Mobile EBASS-Classroom CIRCLE

Atwater, J.


USDE - Office of Special Education Programs


Purpose: This project will conduct a test of the effectiveness of the "Ecobehavioral Observational Assessment" (EBA) tool using the "Classroom Code for Interactive Recording of Children's Learning Environments" (Classroom CIRCLE) instrument. Specifically, the test will review the effectiveness of three EBA instruments combined in one software suite called "Mobile Ecobehavioral Assessment System Software" (Mobile EBASS) for use by school psychologists, childhood teacher coaches, general special educators, and researchers in their child assessments. 

Method Activities: of this project include: (a) designing and implementing a causal study of the effects of using EBASS-CIRCLE information for Response to Intervention decision making and classroom/program improvement; (b) recruiting and training school participants; (c) collecting measures; (d) implementing the classroom CIRCLE interventions; (e) implementing data management and statistical analyses that address the research questions; and (f) disseminating results.



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  • Assistant Researcher We are seeking one to two assistant researchers (one full-time or two part-time) for the I-Connect Plus project to provide consultation and training in the use of intervention procedures for participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers; facilitate recruitment, scheduling with school staff, and assist in consent and assent procedures. This researcher(s) will also provide ongoing monitoring and coaching to participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers in the use of the intervention, among other activities. View the full job posting and apply here
  • Student Hourly Positions We are seeking to fill student hourly positions. These students will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro area, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. View the full job posting and apply here.  
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