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I am a Professor at the University of Oslo. Faculty Profile

I am the founder of Reading Ways, a full-service consultancy that provides the tools and expertise schools need to bring MTSS to scale. Reading Ways brings strong research-based and effective professional learning to every content area classroom. Learn more at www.readingways.org.


Grant Funding

Improving the Accuracy of Academic Vocabulary Assessment for English Language Learners, $1,600,000. (David Francis, PI). Role: Co-PI. US Department of Education, IES Goal 3, #R305A170151.

Supporting Comprehension and Argumentation in High School: Leveraging Multiple Texts to Support Argumentative Writing, $10,000. Role: PI. UCI Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries. 2015 – 2016.

Efficacy Study of a Pre-Algebra Supplemental Program in Rural Mississippi Schools, $1,878,435 (Tedra Clark, PI). Role: Methodological Consultant. US Department of Education, IES Goal 3, #R305A120045. 2012 – 2016.

Word Generation: An Efficacy Trial, $2,853,517.  (Catherine Snow, PI). Role: Coordinator.US Department of Education, IES Goal 3, # R305A090555. 2009 – 2013.

Pathways Project: A Cognitive Strategies Approach to Reading and Writing Instruction for Teachers of Secondary English Language Learners, $2,000,000.  Role: Co-PI. U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition. 2012 – 2017.

Teaching for text comprehension: Supporting young second-language learners’ text comprehension in urban multiethnic preschools in Norway, $2,000,000.  Role: Methodological Consultant. Norwegian Research Council. 2013-2016.

Literacy in the Content Areas: A survey of Teachers and Students to Strategic Educational Research Partnership, $450,000. Role: Co-PI and Boston research coordinator. Carnegie Corporation, Grant B, #7889. 2005 – 2010.

The Pathway to Academic Success: Enhancing Student Achievement through the Common Core Standards, $250,000.  Role: Co-PI. California Postsecondary Education Commission Improving Teacher Quality Grants Program. 2011 – 2013.

The Research of Xinjiang Uyghur Young Children’s Chinese emergent literacy development, $32,113. Role: Methodological Consultant. The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. 2011-2013.

Discussion of Socioscientific Issues in Classrooms to Develop Youth’s Scientific Literacy about Climate Change, $5,000.  Role: Co-PI. University of California, Irvine Environmental Institute. 2012-2013.

Technology Enhancement Competitive Grant, $250,000. Massachusetts Department of Education, Office of Instructional Technology. Role: Co-author and coordinator. Grant to implement and assess a one-to-one laptop computer initiatives for two years. 2007 – 2009.

Secondary School Grant Program, $ 16,000. Massachusetts Department of Education, Office of Reading. Role: Author and coordinator. Grant to support planning and assessment to support adolescent learning outcomes at Timilty Middle School in Boston. 2006 – 2007.