• Research Associate
Email
wuxx0207@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-625-4728
Web
www.cehd.umn.edu/nceo/About/staff/Yi-ChenWu.html
Address
Inst on Community Integration
Room 202F PtH [map]
4201
150 Pillsbury Dr S E
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Wu is an experienced psychometrician and the statistical expert for the National Center on Educational Outcomes. She has been working with large-scale assessment data since 2000. She has also had experience on analyzing state-wide assessment datasets and different types of datasets. She has used the analyses of regression model and MANOVA on various projects and presented at national conferences. She has authored more than 40 publications, including 18 journal articles, 22 technical reports, and made more than 40 conference presentations on the topic of reading and psychometric areas. Dr. Wu holds a PhD on Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

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

Improving the Validity of Assessment Results for English Language Learners with Disabilities (IVARED) [Archived]

Creates a consortium of states (Arizona, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, and Washington) to address the validity of assessment results of English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities in statewide…

Project

National Assessment Center (NAC)

Gathers and disseminates research-based information on the inclusion of K-12 students with disabilities in State-level assessments aligned to academic content standards, and provides technical…

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IEP Quality Project [Archived]

Assists the University of Illinois in its development and extension of a previous IES project to develop and test a Web-based IEP Quality Tutorial to assist educators and parents in the development…

Project

Data Informed Accessibility - Making Optimal Needs-based Decisions (DIAMOND)

Intends to improve the validity of assessment results and interpretations for students with documented needs by developing guidelines for making informed decisions about accessibility features and…

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…

Project

National Technical Assistance Center on Assessment for Children with Disabilities [Archived]

Conducted information gathering and needs assessments, provided technical assistance, and engaged in dissemination to improve results for students with disabilities by increasing their…

Project

Exploring Predictors of Transition Planning Participation and Future Goal Aspirations of Secondary Students with Disabilities

Explores the relationship between IEP transition planning meeting factors (e.g., a secondary student’s invitation, participation, and contribution) and the student’s aspirations for postsecondary…

Products

NCEO Data Analytics: AA-AAS Participation Rate from 2007-08 to 2016-2017 (#12)

This interactive report presents data on the participation rate and percent proficient on the alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) by grade and content across…

Published: 2020-01-22

The Characteristics of Low Performing Students on Large-Scale Assessments (NCEO Brief)

A brief reporting the findings of a longitudinal analysis of three years of student-level demographic and performance data for four states: the 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2006-07 school years. Data sets…

Published: 2010

Examining Assigned Accommodations Over Time Through Interactive Data Analytics

This presentation, examining assigned accommodations over time through interactive data analytics, was presented at the 2021 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference.

Published: 2021-03-08

NCEO Technical Reports: Characteristics of Low Performing Special Education and Non-Special Education Students on Large-Scale Assessments (#60)

A report investigating whether the characteristics of the lowest performing students in special education differ from the characteristics of the lowest performing students who are not in special…

Published: March 2012

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 Brief: Participation of ELLs with Disabilities in ELP Assessments (#8)

A brief presenting information on what is known about the participation of English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities in state English language proficiency (ELP) assessments. It highlights...

Published: May 2014

NCEO Brief: State Assessment Decision-Making Processes for ELLs with Disabilities (#9)

A brief presenting information on what is known about assessment decision-making processes for English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities. It highlights information that has been collected…

Published: June 2014

NCEO Brief: Exploring Alternate ELP Assessments for ELLs with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (#10)

A brief presenting information on what we know about the participation of English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities in state alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards...

Published: July 2014

What Have We Learned About Student Characteristics, Accommodations, and AA-MAS?

The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and a consortium of five states joined together to form the Multi-state GSEG Toward a Defensible Alternate Assessment Based on Modified...

Published: April 2010

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2013-2014 APR Snapshot #10: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services (#10)

This report provides a snapshot of the participation and performance of student receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for ESEA) accountability.

Published: August 2016

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2011-2012 APR Snapshot #9: AA-AAS Participation and Performance (#9)

This report summarizes Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) data used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability.

Published: June 2016

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2011-2012 APR Snapshot #8: Assessment Accommodations Use by Students Receiving Special Education Services (#8)

This report provides a snapshot of the participation and performance of student receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for ESEA) accountability.

Published: May 2016

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2013-2014 APR Snapshot #11: Assessment Accommodations Use by Students Receiving Special Education Services (#11)

This report provides a snapshot of the participation and performance of student receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for ESEA) accountability.

Published: September 2016

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2013-2014 APR Snapshot #12: AA-AAS Participation and Performance (#12)

This report provides information on the number of students participating in the Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) and the performance of those students.

Published: October 2016

NCEO Data Analytics: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students with IEPs 2013-2014 (#5)

This interactive report presents data on the participation and performance of student receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

Published: February 2017

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2014-2015 APR Snapshot #13: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services (#13)

This report provides a snapshot of the participation and performance of student receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)...

Published: May 2017

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2014-2015 APR Snapshot #14: Assessment Accommodations Use by Students Receiving Special Education Services (#14)

This report provides information on the number and performance of students with disabilities using accommodations on the general statewide assessment used for ESEA accountability.

Published: July 2017

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2014-2015 APR Snapshot #15: AA-AAS Participation and Performance (#15)

This report summarizes AA-AAS data used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability. Using federally submitted data from the 2014-2015 school year, we present information on…

Published: November 2017

NCEO Data Analytics: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students with IEPs, 2014-2015 (#6)

This interactive report presents data on the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

Published: June 2018

NCEO Data Analytics: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students with IEPs, 2015-2016 (#7)

This interactive report presents data on the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

Published: July 2018

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2015-2016 APR Snapshot #16: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services (#16)

This report provides a snapshot of the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)…

Published: July 2018

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2015-2016 APR Snapshot #18: AA-AAS Participation and Performance (#18)

This report summarizes Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) data used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability to measure the academic…

Published: July 2018

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2015-2016 APR Snapshot #17: Students in Special Education Receiving Assessment Accommodations (#17)

This report provides information on the number of students with disabilities receiving accommodations and the performance of these students on the general statewide assessment used for Elementary…

Published: July 2018

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2016-2017 APR Snapshot #21: AA-AAS Participation and Performance (#21)

This report summarizes Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) data used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability to measure the academic…

Published: July 2019

Planning for Successfully Including and Accommodating Your Students in Assessments

This presentation addresses how to plan successfully to include and accommodate your students in assessments. It was presented at the 2019 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference.

Published: 2019-02-02

The Increasing Population—English Learners with Disabilities

This presentation, highlighting the increasing population of English learners with disabilities, was presented at the 2021 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference

Published: 2021-03-08

An Analysis of Disability Groupings and Transition Planning Experiences

One important aspect of special education research that makes it complex is the variability of the disability categories being studied. This study used the context of individualized education…

Published: 7/2/2021

Parents’ postsecondary education expectations for students with autism, intellectual disability, and multiple disabilities: Findings from NLTS 2012

This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 to examine predictors at the individual, family, and school levels associated with parental expectations toward…

Published: 2020-10-19

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services (#22)

This report provides a snapshot of the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)…

Published: February 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

NCEO Data Analytics: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students with IEPs, 2016-2017 (#10)

This interactive report presents data on the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act…

Published: December 2019

Trends in Accommodations and Accessibility Features English Learners Received on Statewide Assessments

This presentation addressed trends in accommodations and accessibility features received by English learners in statewide assessments. It was presented at the 2019 National Association for…

Published: 2019-03-07

Parental Expectations on the Post-school Outcomes for English Learners with Disabilities

This presentation, focusing on parents’ expectations about post-school outcomes for English learners with disabilities, was presented at the 2021 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)…

Published: 2021-04-28

Predictors of Participation of Transition Planning Participation and Future Goal Aspirations for Secondary ELs with Disabilities

This presentation discussed predictors of participation of transition planning participation and future goal aspirations for secondary English learners with disabilities. It was presented at the…

Published: 2019-11-19

What do Teachers Know About Accessibility Features and Accommodations for English Learners?

This presentation discussed what teachers know about accessibility features and accommodations for English learners. It was presented at the 2019 Minnesota Department of Education's Minnesota…

Published: 2019-11-22

IEP/transition planning participation among students with the most significant cognitive disabilities: Findings from NLTS 2012

This study used data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012) to explore the individualized education program (IEP)/transition planning participation and role of students…

Published: 2020-08-28

NCEO Data Analytics: Percent of ELs with Disabilities from 2013-14 to 2016-17 (#9)

This interactive report presents information on the percent of students with disabilities ages 6-17 who are also English learners (ELs), and the proportion of these students by category for school…

Published: May 2019

Trends in Accommodations Assigned to English Learners with Disabilities for Statewide Assessments

This presentation focused on trends in accommodations assigned to English learners with disabilities for statewide assessments. It was presented at the 2019 Minnesota Department of Education's…

Published: 2019-11-22

NCEO Data Analytics: Percent of Students with Disabilities by Disability Categories for 2005-06 to 2016-17 (#8)

This interactive report presents data on the number and percent of students receiving special education services by trends over time, category, and by state. The U.S. Department of Education…

Published: February 2019

The Growing Population of ELs with Disabilities in the United States

This presentation, about the growing population of English learners with disabilities in the United States, was presented at the 2021 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) annual…

Published: 2021-04-27

Online Modules Demonstration on Accessibility Features and Accommodations for Educators

This presentation, showing an online modules demonstration on accessibility features and accommodations for educators, was presented at the 2020 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual…

Published: 2020-02-06

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2017-2018 APR Snapshot #23: Students in Special Education Assigned Assessment Accommodations (#23)

This APR Snapshot Brief provides information on the number of students with disabilities assigned accommodations and the performance of these students on the general statewide assessment used for…

Published: March 2021

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2016-2017 APR Snapshot #20: Students in Special Education Assigned Assessment Accommodations (#20)

This brief provides information on the number of students with disabilities assigned accommodations and the performance of these students on the general statewide assessment used for Elementary and…

Published: July 2019

Used vs. Assigned Accommodations and Accessibility Features for English Learners with Disabilities on Statewide Assessment

This presentation addressed the difference between used vs. assigned accommodations and accessibility features for English learners with disabilities on statewide assessment. It was presented at…

Published: 2020-02-27

NCEO Data Analytics: Percentage of Students with IEPs Who Were Assigned Accommodations from 2007-08 to 2016-17 (#13)

This interactive report presents data on the number and percentage of students receiving special education services who were assigned accommodations for the state general assessments used for…

Published: May 2020

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2016-2017 APR Snapshot #19: State Assessment Participation and Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services (#19)

This report provides a snapshot of the participation and performance of students receiving special education services in statewide assessments used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)…

Published: July 2019

Trends in Participation, Performance, and Accommodations Received by Special Education Students

This presentation described trends in participation, performance, and accommodations received by special education students. It was presented at the 2019 National Council on Measurement in…

Published: 2019-04-04

NCEO APR Snapshot Briefs: 2017-2018 APR Snapshot #24: AA-AAAS Participation and Performance (#24)

This report summarizes AA-AAAS data used for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability.

Published: January 2021

Exploring Predictors of Bullying and Victimization of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Findings from NLTS 2012

Research suggests that bullying victimization occurs at higher rates among students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than among their typically-developing peers. This study used data from the…

Published: 2/19/2021

NCEO Data Analytics: Participation Rate for 2007-08 to 2016-17 (#14)

This interactive report presents the annual performance data for students with disabilities on state assessment data for 2007-08 to 2016-17 which were analyzed to investigate trends in…

Published: September 2020

Exploring IEP Transition Planning Experiences and Future Goal Aspirations of ELs and non-ELs with Disabilities

This presentation on IEP transition planning experiences and future goal aspirations of English learners and non-English learners with disabilities was presented at the 2020 National Association…

Published: 2020-02-28

Topics

  • Culture and diversity
    • English language learners (ELLs)
    • Education practices (K12 and transition)
      • Accommodations and supports
        • Assistive/adaptive technology
        • Educational accountability and assessment
          • Accommodations and supports
            • Assessment (large-scale, alternate)
            • Specific life stage
              • Children

              Activities

              • Research