I have been pursuing research
related to the mathematics development of students with
disabilities for most of my career. My work has included
efforts to develop measures that will allow teachers to monitor
the progress of secondary students in the area of mathematics.
I have also been involved in examining the mathematics
performance of students with disabilities on large-scale
assessments, such as the National Assessment of Educational
Progress (NAEP). As part of my responsibilities at Iowa State
University, I teach a graduate course in mathematics
instructional methods for secondary students with disabilities.
My current work in progress monitoring includes working with my
RIPM colleagues to extend research in Curriculum-Based
Measurement (CBM) in mathematics from kindergarten through grade
12. My particular focus within the project is on studies at the
middle school and high school levels. In a related project, I am
developing and validating CBM measures to track secondary
students' progress in algebra.