CTL Research

CTL Research

CTL's world-class staff is committed to conducting rigorous research on the design, delivery and efficacy of curriculum, instruction, and assessment as individual elements used in schools, especially in the primary, elementary and middle school grades.

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CTL Research Focus Areas

Reading Intervention

The enhancement of the design (architecture) and delivery of well-established early reading intervention strategies and materials.

Math Intervention

The development and testing of math intervention strategies and materials.

Technology Based Gaming Interventions

The design and testing of technology-based gaming interventions that focus on critical concepts and skills identified in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Assessment Research & Development

The development of assessments and data systems for capturing and reporting students’ performance on reading and math. 

Over the last two decades, CTL has contributed significantly to the College of Education, one of the highest-ranking graduate schools of education in the country, through its active research projects.

State & Federal Grants
$42.3 mil.
Current Funding
$77 mil.
Total Funding

CTL Researchers

Locate individuals with specialized knowledge and research interests.

  • Research Interests
    • Reading comprehension
    • Theories of reading
    • Intermediate and middle grade readers
    • Adolescent literacy
    • Applied measurement
    • Theory of mind
  • Research Interests
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Video Games
    • Virtual Reality
  • Research Interests
    • Learning Disabilities in Mathematics
    • Assistive & Instructional Technology
    • Educational Games
    • K-12 Math Assessment & Curriculum Development
    • Iterative Development
    • Efficacy Trials
  • Research Interests
    • Early Numeracy Mathematics
    • Multi-Tier Systems of Support
    • Academic Intervention
    • Curriculum-Based Measurement
  • Research Interests
    • Literacy
    • Enhancing Core Reading Curriculum
    • Schoolwide Instructional Model
    • Assessments Use of Data
  • Research Interests
    • Improving instructional and assessment practices
    • Preschool-aged dual language learners
  • Research Interests
    • Accessibility in Technology
    • Educational Technologies
    • Universal Design


  • Research Interests
    • Education Policy Analysis
    • Educational Inequality
    • School Leadership
    • Teacher Evaluation
    • School Improvement
  • Research Interests
    • Examining appropriate instructional and assessment practices for English learners
  • Research Interests
    • Educational technologies
    • Interdisciplinary curriculum
    • Assessment development
  • Research Interests
    • Mathematics
    • Numerical Cognition
    • Intervention Response
    • Developmental Trajectories
  • Research Interests
    • Preschool and Pre-K
    • PreK-12 Mathematics Educational technology
    • Collaboration of schools, agencies, and community members to effect positive change
    • Practitioner-Researcher partnerships
    • Early childhood education & supports
  • Research Interests
    • Mathematics intervention and assessment
    • Professional development and coaching
    • Behavioral supports within academic interventions
  • Research Interests
    • Early Literacy Instruction and Coaching
    • Enhancing Core Reading Instruction
    • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Students
  • Research Interests
    • Early math and reading intervention strategies and materials
    • Factors predicting nonresponse to intervention
    • Schoolwide multi-tiered systems of support