Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann

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  • Title: Teacher of Clinical Practices and Performance Assessment
  • Additional Title: Director of Administration
  • Phone: 541-346-5407
  • Office: 230 HEDCO Education Bldg.


Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann, PhD, represents the dean’s office and assists licensure-program faculty with clinical practice and performance assessment. During her 16 years in education, she has maintained a consistent focus in assessment policy and development. From 1999-2001 she assisted the Psychological Corporation (now Pearson), with the development and subsequent publication of the second edition of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test. In addition to her experience as a school psychologist in Oregon schools, Dianna’s assessment experience includes state general assessments, state assessments based on modified and alternate standards, and classroom- and curriculum-based assessments. This knowledge has led to numerous chapter contributions for edited books and textbooks. She served as director of monitoring, systems, and outcomes at the Oregon Department of Education from 2008-2012.


Ph.D., 2006, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Major: School Psychology

M.A., 2005, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Major: Special Education

B.A., 1998, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Major: Psychology
Minor: French


Carrizales, D. C., & Ketterlin-Geller, L. R. (2011). Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Achievement Standards: Reflections on Assessment Design and Implementation. In M. Russell & M. Kavanaugh (Eds.), Assessing Students in the Margin: Challenges, Strategies, and Techniques. (235-258). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Carrizales, D.C., & Tindal, G. (2009) Test Design and Validation of Inferences for the Oregon Alternate Assessment. In W. Schafer & R. Lissitz (Eds.), Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards: Policy, Practice, and Potential. (Ch. 15). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.