The CET funds research projects carried out by faculty members in partnership with Iowa schools and districts. These projects study critical and emerging issues in Iowa
As of 2016-17, CET-sponsored research projects have partnered with 49 school districts in Iowa (see map).
The CET's current research projects reflect five themes identified as timely and important by the CET Research Council:
ELL Parental Engagement
- M. Appelgate & C. Jackson, Using Mathematically-Focused Text Messages to Improve Connections Between Linguistically-Diverse Parents and Their Child’s Classroom Learning
- C. Colvin, Exploring Models of Bicultural Parent Engagement to Address Academic Achievement for Immigrant Youth
Equitable and Effective Schooling
- A. Bruhn, Improving Individualized Implementation Using Data-Based Intervention
- D. Cowley, D. Gallagher, & A. Petersen, Sustainable Inclusive Reform: A University-School District Partnership for Equitable and Effective Schooling
- NEW! A. Grooms, What's Your Excuse?: Chronic Absenteeism in a Rural Majority-Minority High School
- G. Seiler & J. Cammarota, Student Voice for School Change
- NEW! N. Skaar, Investigating the Effectiveness of Tier II & Tier III Mental Health Supports in Two Rural School Districts
- NEW! E. Howell, Making Writing a Digital, Participatory Process
- L. Woodward & J. Thoma, Instructional Coaching in Iowa: An Exploration of Practices and Perceptions
- A. Feldhaus & S. Diesburg, Motion Virtual Manipulatives in the Elementary Math Classroom
- M. Kuhn, Enhancing the “Argument-Based Strategies for STEM-Infused Science Teaching” (ASSIST) Approach Through Dialogic Teacher Feedback
- B. Van Meeteren et al., Literacy Through Science
Trauma-Informed Practice for Adverse Childhood Experiences
Each year, the CET Research Council revisits the themes reflected in the CET’s research projects to ensure that the education research needs of the state are being met.
Interested in applying for a CET Research Grant? See our What We Fund page.