Sherry Bell News

UTRF Licenses Faculty Company That Addresses Adult Illiteracy

A faculty-owned business that created a test to assess a teacher’s ability to teach adults how to read was one of four startup companies licensed by the UT Research Foundation in fiscal year 2013. Psychoeducational Associates—formed by Sherry Bell, Steve McCallum, and Mary Ziegler in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences—markets educational assessment tools, including the Assessment of Reading Instructional Knowledge-Adults (ARIK-A).

UT to Offer Summer Tutoring for Struggling Readers in Grades 3-5

East Tennessee third through fifth graders who are struggling in reading will have the chance to improve their skills through a free summer tutoring program offered by UT. The program, which is also a research project, is geared toward children who have completed grades three through five but are reading below grade level. To be eligible, children must have received free or reduced-price lunch during the 2012-2013 school year.