• Research Fellow
Email
golds240@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-626-1936
Address
Inst on Community Integration
Room 202 PtH [map]
150 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

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

English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) [Archived]

Develops assessments to evaluate k-12 students' proficiency in relation to new English language proficiency standards aligned to college- and career-readiness. ELPA21 is a consortium comprising the…

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

English Learner Companion to Reducing Bias in Special Education Evaluations [Archived]

Revises the existing Minnesota Department of Education's guidelines for special education for English learners (ELs) to ensure the guidelines reflect recent federal and state policies for ELs with…

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…

Products

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

Educators' Thoughts on Making Decisions About Accessibility for All Students

This report describes the asynchronous online focus group activity of the Data Informed Accessibility - Making Optimal Needs-based Decisions (DIAMOND) project. The goal of conducting the focus…

Published: September 2018

Voices From the Field: Making State Assessment Decisions for English Language Learners With Disabilities

A report describing an activity undertaken by the Improving the Validity of Assessment Results for ELLs with Disabilities (IVARED) project, which is a consortium of the five states of Arizona,...

Published: 2013

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 Considerations in Pre-College and Postsecondary Assessments for Deaf Individuals

This presentation focused on accommodations considerations in pre-college and postsecondary assessments for deaf individuals. It was presented at the 2019 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)…

Published: 2019-01-30

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

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…

Published: 8/31/2021

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

Accessible Instruction and Assessment for Students with Disabilities

This presentation, focusing on accessible instruction and assessment for students with disabilities, was presented at the 2020 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference.

Published: 2020-02-07

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

Student Demonstrations of their Use of Accessibility Features and Accommodations

This report presents information from a study by the Data Informed Accessibility—Making Optimal Needs-based Decisions (DIAMOND) project that examined classroom use of accessibility features and…

Published: June 2019

CCSSO Accessibility Manual: How To Select, Administer, And Evaluate Use Of Accessibility Supports For Instruction And Assessment Of All Students

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Accessibility Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accessibility Supports for Instruction and Assessment of All Students…

Published: May 2021

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…

Published: 9/13/2021

Accessibility Planning for Postsecondary Entrance and Placement Exams for Deaf Students

Postsecondary entrance and placement tests provide critical information that shapes the trajectory of the transition from secondary to postsecondary education. Test accommodations can play an…

Published: 6/21/2021

Accommodations Toolkit: Extended Time: States’ Accessibility Policies, 2020

This summary of states’ accessibility policies for  extended time  is part of the  Accommodations Toolkit  published by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO).

Published: 9/13/2021

Teachers' and Students' Experiences with Accessibility Features and Accommodations in the Classroom

This presentation, addressing teachers’ and students’ experiences with accessibility features and accommodations in the classroom, was presented at the 2021 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)…

Published: 2021-03-08

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…

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…

Published: 8/31/2021

Challenges Teachers Experience in Making Decisions about Accessibility Options in Instruction and Assessment

This presentation addressed challenges teachers experience in making decisions about accessibility options in instruction and assessment. It was presented at the 2019 American Education Research…

Published: 2019-04-07

Topics

  • Culture and diversity
    • English language learners (ELLs)
      • Immigrants
      • Early education and development
        • Early childhood screening and assessment
        • Education practices (K12 and transition)
          • Academic standards
            • Accommodations and supports
              • IEP development
                • Inclusive education
                • Educational accountability and assessment
                  • Accessibility & Accommodations
                    • Accountability
                      • Assessment (large-scale, alternate)
                        • Assessment of individuals
                          • Assessment Participation
                            • English Learners
                              • English Learners with Disabilities
                                • Standards-based IEPs
                                  • Students with Disabilities
                                  • Specific life stage
                                    • Adolescents and young adults
                                      • Children
                                        • Early childhood

                                        Activities

                                        • Dissemination
                                          • Research
                                            • Technical assistance