Month: February 2018

In Memoriam: Professor Thomas Kehle

February 23, 2018

Thomas J. Kehle, professor of school psychology in the Neag School Department of Educational Psychology, passed away on Feb. 7, 2018. An expert in such areas as cognitive psychology, school climate, assessment, classroom discipline, and behavioral intervention, Kehle joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1987. (Read the full article)   The obituary […]

Students in Poverty Less Likely to be Identified as Gifted

February 21, 2018

UConn gifted education specialists have published the first study to demonstrate a link between student poverty, institutional poverty, and the lower identification rate of gifted low-income students. The study, “Disentangling the Roles of Institutional and Individual Poverty in the Identification of Gifted Students,” was published in the journal Gifted Child Quarterly. Researchers found that students eligible […]

Prof. Jaci Van Heest’s article on wearable technologies in the Olympics

February 15, 2018

Prof. Jaci Van Heest has written an article for The Conversation which launched today and has reached over 150 different outlets. Wearable technologies help Olympians achieve top performance Wearables help regular people track their activity, but sophisticated technology can give deeper insights to elite athletes.

Prof. VanHeest quoted on her work on sport science in her new book!

February 11, 2018

Behind the artistry of today’s Olympic figure skaters lies some serious science. A new book by UConn professor Jaci VanHeest will make the research underlying elite skaters’ training accessible for the first time to coaches and athletes everywhere. “Every sport has its mythology, but the science is critical,” says VanHeest. Figure skating is one of the oldest […]

EPSY Alum named a Distinguished Researcher at UIC

February 11, 2018

Kimberly Lawless, associate dean for research in the College of Education, believes that science literacy is a tool, and like any tool, be it a hammer, screwdriver or wrench, you need to learn what it is, what it does and when to use it. (Read full article)

EPSY Ph.D. Student Co-Authors Newly Released Report to Congress

February 11, 2018

Thanks in part to the evaluation expertise of a doctoral student in the Neag School’s measurement, evaluation, and assessment (MEA) program, a recently released report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that about 1 percent of enrollments in federal health-insurance plans in 2015 were potentially improper or fraudulent. The report, a federal audit of […]

Doctoral student David Alexandro helping to predict and prevent dropouts.

February 5, 2018

In more than 30 states across the nation today, school districts are using what is known as an Early Warning System (EWS) to predict students’ academic milestones and specific student outcomes, including identifying those students who may be most likely to drop out. Connecticut is now on the cusp of joining them, thanks in part to […]