• Research Associate
Email
ressa003@umn.edu
Address
Masonic Institute on the Developing Brain
Annex 2-510b [map]
2025 E River Pkwy
MInneapolis, MN 55414

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.

Products

NCEO State Surveys: 2023 Survey of States: Trends, Accomplishments, and Challenges

This report highlights the findings of the sixteenth survey of states conducted by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). It has been administered for more than three decades to …

Published: January 2024

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

1% Toolkit: Developing an Assessment Participation Action Plan: A Tool for District Leaders (NCEO Tool #14)

The purpose of this resource is to provide a tool for districts that wish to improve student assessment participation. The tool provides guidance on how district leaders can develop an assessment …

Published: April 2023

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

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

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

1% Toolkit: Reasons Why Students with Disabilities Should Take State Tests: A Customizable Template for a Flyer for Parents and Families (NCEO Tool #9)

This resource was developed by NCEO to identify and describe reasons why students with disabilities should take state tests. The purpose of the tool is to provide a concise resource that administra…

Published: January 2021

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: Calculator: Research

This fact sheet on calculator 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

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

NCEO Reports: A Summary of the Research on the Effects of K–12 Test Accommodations: 2021 (#438)

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: February 2023

NCEO Reports: 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: Color Contrast: Research

This fact sheet on color contrast 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: 10/18/2022

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

What Does Meaningful Accessibility Really Mean?

This report contains the proceedings of a forum held on June 28, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss issues surrounding meaningful accessibility of assessments. The forum was a post-session …

Published: November 2023

NCEO Participation Communication Toolkit: Communicating about Annual State Assessment Participation for All Students: A Communication Toolkit

This communications toolkit was developed by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) to identify and describe reasons why all students, including students with disabilities, English …

Published: 2023-03-09

NCEO Reports: Using Interim Assessments to Appropriately Measure What Students with Disabilities Know and Can Do: Advisory Panel Takeaways and NCEO Recommendations (#427)

A report on a virtual meeting NCEO held on February 16 and 17, 2021 of an Interim Assessment Advisory Panel to tap into the panel members’ collective knowledge about using interim assessments to …

Published: May 2021

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

Accommodations Toolkit: Noise Reduction: Research

This fact sheet on noise reduction 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: 2/10/2022

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: Assistive Technology: Research

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

Published: 10/18/2022

Accommodations Toolkit: Speech-to-Text: Research

This fact sheet on speech-to-text 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: 2/10/2022

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

Accommodations Toolkit: Paper Format: Research

This fact sheet on paper format 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: 10/18/2022

Accommodations Toolkit: Screen Reader: Research

This fact sheet on screen reader 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: 11/8/2023

1% Toolkit: Developing an Assessment Participation Action Plan: A Tool for State Leaders (NCEO Tool #13)

The purpose of this resource is to provide a tool for states that wish to improve student assessment participation. The tool provides guidance on how state leaders can develop an assessment …

Published: April 2023

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

NCEO Brief: Suggestions for Involving Students in Selecting and Implementing Accommodations (#30)

This Brief provides an overview of how students’ insights on the usefulness and feasibility of various accessibility features and accommodations should be taken into account when identifying …

Published: January 2023