University of Oregon

Author Archive: Denise Swanson

Book Chapter: Technology-based Assessment and Problem Analysis

Technology-based Assessment and Problem AnalysisThis chapter discusses features of technology-based assessments particularly relevant for applications in school settings implementing response to intervention (RTI). Using easyCBM®, a popular learning management system developed to support RTI, the chapter illustrates measurement development and…
Read more

BRT Manager Honored

Raina Megert, BRT Projects and Personnel Manager, awarded the U of O College of Education’s 2016 Officer of Administration Award May 17, 2016The award places Raina Megert in an elite group of University of Oregon employees who have been recognized…
Read more

BRT Research Assistant Advances

BRT Research Assistant Advances to Doctoral Candidacy May 17, 2016 BRT Research Assistant Dan Farley, who heads up our work on Extended Assessments for students with significant disabilities, successfully presented his dissertation proposal on May 5, 2016. This is the…
Read more

Oregon Extended Assessment-Vertical Scaling Project

Goal: Establish a computer-based vertically scaled English language arts (combined reading and writing) and mathematics test with three levels of difficulty – low, mid, and high – that students can take after completing 15 items for placement into these levels….
Read more

NCAASE Grant

RFA: Special Education Research and Development Center Program (CFDA# 84.324C) Topic Two: Special Education R & D Center on Assessment and Accountability, Gerald Tindal (UO), Project Director & Co-PI, Ann Schulte (NCSU), Co-PI, Stephen N. Elliott (ASU), Co-PI, Joseph Stevens…
Read more

ICEBERG Grant

Funding Source: Office of Special Education Programs, Stepping Up Technology Implementation Purpose: The field lacks a comprehensive assessment of children’s early risk for reading disabilities (RD) that can be seamlessly used during the critical preschool‐ to‐ kindergarten transition. In addition,…
Read more

CORE Grant

Computerized Oral Reading Evaluation (CORE) PI: Joseph F. T. NeseCo-PI: Akihito Kamata (Southern Methodist University) This research project is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305A140203 to the University of Oregon. Purpose: The purpose…
Read more

iPad/Tablet Administration Pilot Study

Date: Spring 2016 The Oregon Extended Assessment was redesigned in the 2014-15 school year in order to develop a vertical scale that would support modeling of academic growth for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The test design was also structured…
Read more