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1 Institute for Instructional Research and Practice Institute for At-Risk Infants, Children, Youth, and Their Families © 2008 IIRP/ARI All Rights Reserved

2 Who We Are Two institutes with complementary missions, run by shared leadership Part of the University of South Florida College of Education Models of university-affiliated research, development and service centers Successful managers of research and development grants and contracts of more than $120 million

3 Clients and Funders Include National, State, and Local Government Agencies U.S. Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Agency for International Development Florida Departments of Business & Professional Regulation, Education, Elder Affairs, Health, Labor & Employment Security, Insurance, and Juvenile Justice Multiple School Districts, Consortia, and Municipal Authorities Private Sector/Professional Organizations Enterprise Florida, Inc. Computer Adaptive Technologies, Inc. Florida Bar Jim Walter Partnership Center Grant Professionals Certification Institute

4 Services We Provide Educational Development Curricula and instructional materials in multiple media types Tests, surveys, and assessments Analytical and holistic scoring Performance and product assessment Research and Analysis Primary and secondary, qualitative and quantitative Psychometrically sound approaches

5 Services We Provide Specifications and requirements development Resource allocation and management Project scheduling and fiscal oversight Technology solutions and support Conference and workshop planning and coordination Comprehensive program evaluation End-to-End Program and Project Management

6 An Educational Network Integrator Extensive Florida Network Teachers and professors throughout preK-12, community college, and state university systems; private colleges and universities District-level professionals, administrators, and other SMEs State officials Extensive National Network Internationally renowned scholars in multiple fields of study ASCD, AERA, NCME, ASTD, ANSI/ISO, NCTM, NCTE, NCSS, APA, AAGP, APMP Our job is to make each project successful by leading or integrating the work of our extensive network of partners.

7 Curriculum/Instructional Approaches Organizational strategies – determining what learners need to learn, in what sequence Delivery strategies – selecting instructional media and developing methods of transferring information to learners – Web, computer, paper, classroom Management strategies – helping learners interact with activities designed for learning

8 Assessment-Related Services Conducting job and task analyses Identifying knowledge requirements Developing, administering, and scoring performance and product assessment Developing specifications and procedures for the entire program Providing content outlines and blueprints for assessments

9 Conducting field or pilot testing and validation Completing item writing and validation Developing test forms Developing and maintaining item banks Analyzing and revising test items Setting standards Developing study guides and manuals Offering computer-based testing, including adaptive Providing security measures and procedures Assessment-Related Services

10 Sampling of Client Activities Credentialing Exams For Multiple Occupations and Professions Teachers Grant professionals Physicians Assisted living facility administrators Attorneys Educational leaders Lab technicians

11 Interdisciplinary Surveys and Studies Juvenile justice Special education Teen pregnancy Migrant families Educator Preparation Programs HIV/AIDS Plan for Social Excellence Project CREATE Paraprofessionals Sampling of Client Activities

12 Internal Initiatives and Programs Prepare leaders and enhance leadership skills of educational administrators through a full-year program For leaders of any industry moving to higher levels of organizational leadership Develop and deliver training for facilitators to implement the program nationwide Executive Leaders Program

13 Patel Charter School Plan and implement nations first university-sponsored charter school Internal Initiatives and Programs

14 Our Faculty and Staff USF faculty across disciplines Data analysts, statisticians, psychometricians Program and project managers Developmental and technical editors Computer network and server specialists Test developers Communications professionals Facilitators Educators and trainers Auditors Instructional designers and technologists Graduate research assistants Knowledgeable support personnel

15 Solid Institution with Solid Backing Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and fully approved by the Florida Department of Education Nations 7 th largest public college of education Ranked 9 th nationally for generating external research funding Top 17% overall (45 th ) in 2009 by U.S. News & World Report College of Education

16 Among the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community engaged public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching One of Florida's top three research universities – awarded more than $300 million in research contracts and grants last year Offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty, and doctoral levels and has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and more than 45,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee, and Lakeland Member of the Big East Athletic Conference Solid Institution with Solid Backing University of South Florida

17 The Basics Whom Do You Need to Teach? What Do They Need to Know? Whats the Right Teaching Medium? How Will You Measure Their Learning? How Can We Help? 3x = y 2

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