Dr. Tindal is currently the Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor in the College of Education – University of Oregon. He is the Department Head of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership and is the Director of Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT). His research focuses on alternate assessments, integrating students with disabilities in general education classrooms, curriculum-based measurement for screening students at risk, monitoring student progress, and evaluating instructional programs. Dr. Tindal conducts research on large scale testing and development of alternate assessments. This work includes investigations of teacher decision-making on test participation, test accommodations, and extended assessments of basic skills. He publishes and reviews articles in many special education journals and has written several book chapters and books on curriculum-based measurement and large-scale testing. He teaches courses on assessment systems, data driven decision-making, research design, and program evaluation.