Language and Literacy Research Center (LLRC)

AIM Coaching (OSEP)


The three primary goals of the AIM Coaching grant that is funded through the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) are to: 1) gain a better understanding of how to implement and sustain school-wide models that encourage instruction in evidence-based vocabulary and comprehension practices across Tier 1 English language arts, social studies, and science classes and in Tiers 2-3 reading intervention and special education classes; 2) increase knowledge about the implementation, efficacy, and sustainability of AIM Coaching when it is implemented under routine conditions; and 3) increase availability of evidence-based technical assistance on PD, coaching, and school-wide adolescent literacy models. See the Adolescent Literacy & Professional Development Lab page for more information.

Time Frame: 2020-2024

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jade Wexler, Associate Professor of Special Education and Co-Director of the Language and Literacy Research Center

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Colleen Reutebuch, Director of Reading Institute at The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

Project Manager: Dr. Alexandra Shelton, Faculty Specialist of Special Education