2 – Validation & Efficacy Studies

October 2012 – May 2014. We will conduct iterative validation research of the DLLPs focused on two key objectives: i) to accurately reflect progressions of children’s language development; and ii) to optimize the utility of the progressions for teachers. This will involve collection and analysis of data with a greater number of students and schools similar to that used to populate the progression, namely, i) student explanations; ii) classroom observations; and iii) teacher interviews and focus groups.

September 2013. At this juncture the project will either expand to include progressions of additional language functions and/or expand to include additional grade levels in the project, which will result in additional or more elaborated DLLPs.