Educators & Parents

Early Education Literacy Lab (EL2)

EL2 conducts studies of individual differences among deaf children in their literacy development in authentic early education settings. It also serves as the nexus for providing strong infrastructure support to the research community in areas of ASL Assessment, Data Sharing, and Research Volunteer Recruitment.

Extended Education Longitudinal Study (EELS-II)

Extended Education Longitudinal Study (EELS-II)

After a three-year gap in data collection, during which the EL2 Lab has been analyzing and publishing data from the Early Education Longitudinal Study (EELS-I), we are excited to announce the launch of the Extended Education Longitudinal Study (EELS-II). Funded in part by a Priority Research Fund grant from Gallaudet's Research Support and International Affairs group, EL2 will launch a follow-up study of the EELS-I participants, again visiting their schools and conducting achievement assessments in the areas of Literacy, Numerical Cognition and Mathematics, and Writing. Combined with EELS-I data, this new data will allow us to thoroughly examine the relationships among early education school, home, and child characteristics, and achievement in late-elementary and middle school.
Early Educational Longitudinal Study (EELS-I)

Early Educational Longitudinal Study (EELS-I)

The VL2 Early Education Longitudinal Study collected extensive data on a national sample of deaf preschool aged children over a three year period (from 2010 to 2013). Data included yearly direct assessments of language, literacy and cognitive skills, indirect assessments of home and school characteristics through family and teacher surveys, and school policy characteristics collected from program administrators. The data base is currently being used to test hypotheses about the interrelationships among school and family characteristics, and student outcomes.
VL2 Data Sharing Project

VL2 Data Sharing Project

The VL2 Data Sharing Project provides an online portal for access to information about VL2 research projects. It gives descriptions, methods, codebooks, links to papers, and access to sharable data from these projects for future secondary analysis.
VL2 Assessment Toolkit and Online Portal

VL2 Assessment Toolkit and Online Portal

VL2 has supported the development and psychometric analysis of a number of measures of ASL, as well as of a number of adapted measures of neurocognitive skills, administered in ASL.
VL2 Research Volunteer Program

VL2 Research Volunteer Program

EL2 recruits volunteers of all ages to be listed in a secure online data base. Using information from a short background questionnaire administered to deaf volunteers (or to parents of deaf children) at the time that they "sign-up", we are able to match volunteers with researchers conducting VL2 research.