College researcher wins $25,000 grant

March 28, 2013

Michigan State University College of Education research associate Elizabeth Covay was named one of 10 winners of the Measures of Effective Teaching Early Career Research Grant.

The $25,000 grant was awarded by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and the National Academy of Education. Covay is a research director for the Michigan Consortium of Education Research (MCER) project, a partnership for education research among the State of Michigan, University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

The grant will provide Covay with access to the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database. The database provides an excellent resource for researchers to work on issues related to the MET study’s focus on designing fairer, more powerful and more reliable methods for measuring teacher effectiveness.

Winning researchers are required to prepare an article for submission to a peer-reviewed journal based on their research.

Funding is provided by the William T. Grant Foundation and the Spencer Foundation.