Associate Professor Drew Bailey has been notified of his selection as a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow, a globally competitive honor for early and mid-career researchers. The Jacobs Foundation three-year grant allows Fellows to concentrate on their research projects related to children and youth.
In announcing the fellowship, the Jacobs Foundation commended Bailey's research, which focuses on the processes underlying the longitudinal stability of individual differences in children’s mathematical achievement and on the medium- and long-term effects of educational interventions. "His current work attempts to use psychological theories and methods to build models to improve the accuracy of predictions about the medium- and long-term effects of educational interventions. The goal is to understand why educational interventions often produce effects that diminish after the end of the intervention and to identify combinations of interventions and populations likely to generate the most persistent effects."
In describing his forthcoming research, Bailey explained that he will be addressing two questions:
Read more about the Jacobs Foundation Fellowships for 2019-2021.