This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, DRL 0822343 and 0822153. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these materials are of the researchers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Project MSSELL (Middle School Science for English Language Lears), an NSF DRK-12 funded grant, is a randomized trial longitudinal evaluation of an enhanced, standards-based science curriculum model.  In Year 1, the project refined and piloted the MSSELL model based on findings from a previous longitudinal study, Project English Language and Literacy Acquisition, funded by Institute of Education Sciences, with K-3 grade students.  In Years 2 and 3, the enhanced model is being implemented and studies longitudinally with fifth and sixth grade students.  This DRK-12 collaborative grant is with Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University in partnership with Aldine Independent School District, Houston, Texas.