Current Research

Algebra Screening and Progress Monitoring

The purpose of this project is to develop a series of algebra screening and progress monitoring measures intended to enable teachers of students with disabilities to better monitor students' learning in algebra. Project goals include development and pilot testing of an online progress monitoring assessment system that monitors progress in algebra, primarily for students with learning disabilities.

  • Funding Period: 2011-2015
  • Funding Organization: Institute of Education Sciences
  • Anne Foegen: Principal Investigator
  • Grant Amount: $1,511,427

Iowa Project Lead the Way Evaluation

Project Lead the Way, Iowa

The Iowa Department of Education has assembled a team of researchers to evaluate Iowa Project Lead The Way's ability to improve secondary students' outcomes, develop future postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students, and develop a highly-skilled workforce for STEM-related occupations.

  • Funding Period: Dec. 1, 2008 to Nov. 30, 2011
  • Funding Organization: The Kern Family Foundation, Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP)
  • Research Team: Tom Schenk, Iowa Department of Educaiton; David Rethwisch, University of Iowa; Frankie Santos Laanan, Iowa State University; Soko S. Starobin, Iowa State University
  • Contract Amount: $289,026

Measuring Constructs of STEM Student Success Literacy: Community College Students' Self-Efficacy, Social Capital, and Transfer Knowledge

  • Funding Period: May 15, 2011 - Dec.31, 2012
  • Funding Organization: The College of Human Sciences SED Grant
  • Soko S. Starobin, Principal Investigator; Frankie Santos Laanan, Co-Principal Investigator; Daniel Russell, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Grant Amount: $24,705

STEM Student Enrollment and Engagement through Connections (SEEC)

  • Funding Period: 2007-2012
  • Funding Organization: National Science Foundation
  • Frankie Santos Laanan: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Grant Amount: $1,499,000


Past Research