Dr. Amber Benedict, from the College of Education, University of Florida would like to
to invite your school to participate in Project DIMES (Diagnostic Instrument for Morphology of Elementary Students). The proposed project is intended to develop a computer adaptive, diagnostic assessment for morphology for upper elementary students, pending funding by the Institute of Education Sciences.
A computer adaptive, diagnostic assessment in morphology for upper elementary (grades 3-5) students.
How will Project DIMES help teachers and promote student learning?
- Project DIMES will generate useful data teachers can use to design individualized reading and morphological instruction throughout the year.
- The project aims to develop an assessment that is student-focused, useful for teachers, and ultimately aimed at improving reading skills for elementary students
When will Project DIMES start?
Pending funding by the Institute of Education Science, the proposed project would include two pilots, one in the Fall of 2018 and one in the Fall of 2019.
What would involvement in Project DIMES require of teachers and students?
Our project team would work in classrooms for approximately 1-2 hours to administer an assessment that students would take individually on iPads. Additionally, the students would complete a short demographic survey.
How will teachers and students be compensated for their participation?
In appreciation, teachers and principals would be compensated with $25 stipends, and students would be compensated with $10 stipends. In addition, teachers who will receive valuable information about their students' reading-related development.
Yes, this sounds important. How does our school participate?