• Research Fellow
Email
roge0229@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-626-7233
Address
Masonic Institute on the Developing Brain
Rm 1-329Ae [map]
2025 E River Pkwy
MInneapolis, MN 55414

Christopher Rogers is a Research Fellow involved with several projects at NCEO. Prior to joining NCEO, Chris worked in the Regional Resource and Federal Centers Network providing information and technical assistance to state departments of special education. Chris has over ten years of practical experience as a community mental health generalist and then a child mental health specialist serving children and youth with mental health challenges both in schools and in the community. At NCEO, Chris is currently interested in accessible science assessments and opportunities for accommodations and universal design in technology-enhanced assessments. Chris is most curious about the intersection of ethnocultural difference and emotional-behavioral disability, and has published and presented on these topics.

Projects

Project

National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Provides national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results.

Project

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

Aims to increase the number of deaf individuals who are admitted to, persist in, and complete postsecondary education or training - without requiring remedial coursework. Other goals include …

Project

TIES Center: Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support for Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Creates sustainable changes in school and district educational systems so that students with significant cognitive disabilities can fully engage in the same instructional and non-instructional …

Project

Improving Instruction for English Learners Through Improved Accessibility Decisions

Develops two professional development modules on accessibility and accommodations decision making for instruction and assessment for English learners. One module is for educators and the other is …

Products

NCEO Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of K–12 Test Accommodations: 2019 (#433)

This report provides an update on the state of the research on testing accommodations. Previous reports by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) have covered research published since …

Published: May 2022

ELPA21 White Paper: Developing an Alternate ELPA21 for English Learners with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities

This White Paper was developed as part of the commitment of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) project to the development and implementation of an alternate …

Published: August 2018

Developing and Improving Modified Achievement Level Descriptors: Rationale, Procedures, and Tools

A report providing a rationale, procedures, and tools to develop and continuously improve alternate assessments based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS) achievement level descriptors (ALDs …

Published: 2010

NCEO Synthesis Reports: Science Assessments for Students with Disabilities in School Year 2006-2007: What We Know about Participation, Performance, and Accommodations (#77)

A report documenting the inclusion of students with disabilities in state science assessments in 2006-2007, the period just before the required implementation of statewide science assessments. The …

Published: August 2010

NCEO Synthesis Reports: States' Participation Guidelines for Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (AA-MAS) in 2008 (#71)

A report describing an assessment option permitted by federal regulations that give states the flexibility to offer an alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAS …

Published: December 2008

NCEO Technical Reports: States Challenged to Meet Special Education Targets for Assessment Indicator (#55)

All states are required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to submit Annual Performance Reports (APRs) to the federal government. The purpose of this report is to reflect …

Published: February 2010

Engaging Parents of English Learners and English Learners with Disabilities

This presentation addressed engaging parents of English learners with and without disabilities. It was presented at the 2019 Minnesota Department of Education's Minnesota English Learner Education …

Published: 2019-11-22

NCEO Technical Reports: Rules for Audio Representation of Science Items on a Statewide Assessment: Results of a Comparative Study (#64)

A report describing a study that investigated an online auditory feature of an assessment designed to provide students who have challenges with print reading with content information. Large-scale …

Published: June 2012

NCEO Technical Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of Test Accommodations: 2009-2010 (#65)

A report providing an update on the state of the research on testing accommodations as well as identifying promising future areas of research. Previous reports by NCEO have covered research …

Published: November 2012

Accommodations Toolkit: Word Prediction: Research

This fact sheet on word prediction is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on word …

Published: 8/31/2021

Accommodations Toolkit: Braille: Research

This fact sheet on braille is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on braille as an …

Published: 8/31/2021

NCEO Synthesis Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of Test Accommodations, 2011-2012 (#94)

A report providing an update on the state of the research on testing accommodations as well as to identify promising future areas of research. Previous reports by NCEO have covered research …

Published: September 2014

Audio Support Guidelines for Accessible Assessments: Insights From Cognitive Labs

A report examining how some students, including students with print disabilities, students with low vision, and English language learners, may benefit from having test content read aloud. However,...

Published: December 2014

Sign Support Guidelines for Accessible Assessments: Insights From Cognitive Labs

A report observing that students who are deaf or hard of hearing (Deaf/HH) and communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) may benefit from sign accommodations on state assessments. However, …

Published: December 2014

NCEO Synthesis Reports: Science Alternate Assessments based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) During School Year 2014-2015 (#99)

A report that analyzes the characteristics of states' science alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS)in 2014-2015.

Published: November 2015

NCEO Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of Test Accommodations: 2013-2014 (#402)

This report provides an update on the state of the research on testing accommodations as well as to identify promising future areas of research. Previous reports by NCEO have covered research...

Published: May 2016

NCEO Reports: Status of State-Defined Alternate Diplomas in 2018-19 (#416)

The purpose of this report is to summarize the status of state-defined alternate diplomas in the 50 U.S. states three years after the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) indicated that …

Published: September 2019

Accommodations Toolkit: Test breaks: Research

This fact sheet on test breaks is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use of …

Published: 9/30/2021

NCEO State Surveys: 2016 Survey of States: State Activities Amid Evolving Educational Policies

A report providing a snapshot of the new initiatives, trends, accomplishments, and emerging issues during a period of new education laws and initiatives. This is the fifteenth such survey of …

Published: September 2017

Data Informed Accessibility: A Review of the Literature

The purpose of this literature review is to: (a) summarize the shift that has occurred in approaches to accessibility in testing (including the paradigm shift of what accessibility for all students…

Published: September 2017

Accommodations Toolkit: Familiar Proctor/Test Administrator: Research

This fact sheet on familiar proctor/test administrator is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research …

Published: 9/30/2021

Accommodations Toolkit: Magnification: Research

This fact sheet on magnification is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use …

Published: 6/8/2022

Accommodations Toolkit: Preferential Seating: Research

This fact sheet on preferential seating is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on …

Published: 12/14/2021

Accommodations Toolkit: Student Reads Aloud to Self: Research

This fact sheet on student reads aloud to self is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings…

Published: 9/30/2021

Accommodations Toolkit: Human Read-Aloud: Research

This fact sheet on human read-aloud is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the …

Published: 4/5/2022

Accommodations Toolkit: Large Print: Research

This fact sheet on large print is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use of …

Published: 6/08/2022

Accommodations Toolkit: Clarify/Simplify/Repeat Directions: Research

This fact sheet on  clarify/simplify/repeat directions is part of the  Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research...

Published: 12/14/2021

A Summary of the Research on the Effects of K–12 Test Accommodations: 2020 (#436)

This report provides an update on the state of the research on testing accommodations. Previous reports by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) have covered research published since …

Published: September 2022

Accommodations Toolkit: Highlighting: Research

This fact sheet on highlighting is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use of …

Published: 4/5/2022

Accommodations Toolkit: Extended Time: Research

This fact sheet on extended time is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use …

Published: 9/13/2021

Partnering with Parents of English Learners (ELs) and ELs with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This presentation on partnering with parents of English learners with and without disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was presented at the 2020 Minnesota Department of Education's …

Published: 2020-11-20

What Alternate Assessments and Diplomas Really Mean for Students with Significant Disabilities

This presentation addressed what alternate assessments and diplomas really mean for students with significant disabilities. It was presented at the 2020 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) …

Published: 2020-02-07

NCEO Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of K–12 Test Accommodations: 2017 (#418)

The purpose of this report is to provide a synthesis of the research on K-12 testing accommodations. In this report, we summarize the research published in 2017. 

Published: August 2020

Accommodations Toolkit: Scribe: Research

This fact sheet on scribe is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use of a …

Published: 2/10/2022

Developing and Improving Modified Achievement Level Descriptors: Rationale, Procedures, and Tools

Procedures and tools to develop and continuously improve achievement level descriptors for alternate assessments based on modified achievement standards (AA-MAS). This is an archived report …

Published: 2010-06-01

Accommodations Toolkit: Math Charts/Tables: Research

This fact sheet on math charts/tables is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the …

Published: 6/8/2022

NCEO Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of K–12 Test Accommodations: 2018 (#423)

The purpose of this report is to present a synthesis of the research on test accommodations for U.S. elementary and secondary students (K–12) published in 2018. The academic literature described …

Published: February 2021

Accommodations Toolkit: Tactile Graphics: Research

This fact sheet on tactile graphics is part of the  Accommodations Toolkit . It summarizes information and research findings on the use of tactile graphics as an accessibility feature or...

Published: 8/31/2021

Accommodations Toolkit: Text-to-Speech (Computer-Generated Voice): Research

This fact sheet on text-to-speech is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on the use …

Published: 8/31/2021

Accommodations Toolkit: Multiple Days: Research

This fact sheet on testing over multiple days is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings …

Published: 8/31/2021

NCEO Reports: A Summary of the Research on Effects of Test Accommodations: 2015-2016 (#412)

The purpose of this report is to present a synthesis of the research on test accommodations published in 2015 and 2016. We summarize the research to review current research trends and enhance …

Published: November 2019

Accommodations Toolkit: Small Group and Individual Administration: Research

This fact sheet on small group and individual administration is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and …

Published: 6/8/2022

Accommodations Toolkit: Signed Administration: Research

This fact sheet on signed administration is part of the Accommodations Toolkit published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It summarizes information and research findings on …

Published: 6/8/2022

Topics

  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Inclusive education
    • Academic standards
    • Instructional strategies
    • Literacy
    • Paraprofessional and teacher development
    • IEP development
    • Accommodations and supports
  • Community life
    • Civil rights
  • Specific life stage
    • Children
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Culture and diversity
    • Cultural competence
    • English language learners (ELLs)
    • Immigrants
  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Accommodations and supports
    • Accountability
    • Assessment (large-scale, alternate)
    • IDEA
    • State Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports (SPP/APR)
    • Evaluation of education programs
    • Public reporting
    • Quality outcomes
  • Specific disability
    • Emotional/behavioral disorder (EBD)
    • Learning disabilities
    • Mental health and/or chemical dependency

Activities

  • Research
  • Training and professional development
  • Technical assistance
  • Evaluation
  • Dissemination