You are here

EMPL Colloquium: Joe Stevens on NCAASE

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

EMPL professor Dr. Joe Stevens will present recent findings from the National Center for Assessment and Accountability for Special Education (see NCAASE at as the first 2015 colloquium on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from noon - 2 PM in Lokey 119. Lunch will be served.

Stevens will summarize NCAASE studies of academic growth for students with disabilities (SWD) and students without disabilities (SWoD) including:

  • Longitudinal growth in math/reading by specific exceptionality
  • Within-year vs. between-year growth
  • Achievement gaps by exceptionality; gap change over time
  • Evaluating partial effects vs. true interaction effects and full interpretation of cross-level interactions in hierarchical linear models
  • Evaluating achievement gaps as a point vs. an area estimate
  • Issues with time-varying covariates (SWD, ELL status)
  • Issues in and alternative models for estimating school effects