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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 http://www.ncaase.com/) 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