A colleague who is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University is working on an adult early literacy assessment tool,called EL-Capstone that will be used to assess the understanding of early literacy concepts of adults who may be called upon as leaders to promote early literacy. She is looking for 1000 anonymous volunteers that spread across a wide range of early literacy concept awareness levels to take the sample survey. Data collection for the this early version of the EL-Capstone instrument has already launched. Below is the blurb describing the project; since instrument development cannot happen in isolation and needs the support of many people, I encourage you to participate and send the blurb to your colleagues.
Anonymous volunteers needed to support early literacy academic research in an online activity.
Making advancements in the field of early learning for children is a collaborative effort that includes academic research. If you are an adult over 18 years of age, you are invited to participate in a research project and to impact the development of a new tool that is being constructed under the guidance of the Florida State University. When finished, this tool will be used to assess the understanding of early literacy concepts of adults who may be called upon as leaders to promote early literacy development of young children. No experience or background in early literacy concepts is required. To participate, please visit: http://www.elcapstone.com