Amanda graduated with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sociology from the University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville in 2019. She is in her third year of the Ph.D. School Psychology program at Mizzou and her first year working with the Early Writing Project. She spent two years working with A Way With Words and Numbers providing free, evidence-based academic interventions in Columbia Public Schools and was able to serve students across the world virtually through the pandemic. She currently is working with the Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition and the Center for Evidence Based Youth Mental Health to pursue her interests in youth mental health interventions.
Student outcome data for Years 1 and 2 of The Early Writing Project (EWP), a three-year IES funded project, will be presented. Data will include pre- and post- test outcome measures. These outcome measures will show how the implementation of data-based individualization (DBI) improved student outcomes on early writing skills. The data will be analyzed to better understand how the implementation of DBI-EWP affects certain subgroups of students’ early writing skills.