Enhance students' access to the general curriculum.

Recent Publications and Presentations

My Instructional Learning Opportunities Guidance System

2015 & In Press

Elliott, S.N. (2015). Measuring opportunity to learn and achievement growth: Key research issues with implications for the effective education of all students. Remedial and Special Education, 36 (1), 58-64. doi:10.1177/0741932514551282.

Kurz, A., Elliott, S.N., & Roach, A.T. (2015). Addressing the missing instructional data problem: Using an online measure of opportunity to learn to document tier 1 instruction. Remedial and Special Education. doi:10.1177/0741932514567365.

Roach, A.T., Kurz, A., & Elliott, S.N. (2015). Using personalized instructional feedback data to facilitate opportunity to learn for students with disabilities. Preventing School Failure. doi 10.1080/1045988X.2014.901288.


2014

Elliott, S.N., Roach, R.T., & Kurz, A. (2014). Evaluating and advancing the effective teaching of special educators with a dynamic instructional practices portfolio. Assessment for Effective Intervention, Volume 39 (2), 83-98. doi:10.1177/1534508413511491.

Kurz, A., Elliott, S.N., Kettler, R.J., & Yel, N. (2014). Assessing students’ opportunity to learn the intended curriculum using an online teacher log: Initial validity evidence. Educational Assessment, 19(1), 159-184. doi:10.1080/10627197.2014.934606.

Kurz, A., Elliott, S.N., Lemons, C.J., Zigmond, N., & Kloo, A. (2014). Opportunity to Learn: A differentiated opportunity structure for students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 40 (1), 24-39. doi:10.1177/1534508414522685. [ Selected Article of the Year for 2015 by the Editorial Board of Assessment for Effective Intervention.]


2013

Elliott, S.N. (2013, August). Measuring opportunity to learn to improve instruction for students with disabilities. IES Technical Work Group on College and Career-Ready Standards, Washington, DC.

Elliott, S.N. (2013, February). Opportunity to learn: The key access and validity issue for all academic assessments. Within Year Assessment Symposium: Arlington, VA

Elliott, S.N., & Kurz, A. (2013). MyiLOGS: Technology for optimizing teachers’ instructional progress management. In R. Atkinson (Ed.), Learning environments: Technologies, challenges, and impact assessment . Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers

Elliott, S.N., Kurz, A., & Davies, M. (2013, October). Research on opportunity to learn: A key access and validity issue when testing students with disabilities . Australian Association of Special Education, Adelaide, AU.

Elliott, S.N., Roach, R.T., & Kurz, A. (in press). Evaluating and advancing the effective teaching of special educators with a dynamic instructional practices portfolio. Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Kettler, R. J., Elliott, S. N., Kurz, A., Zigmond, N., Lemons, C. J., Kloo, A., . . . Farmer, J. (in press). Predicting end-of-year achievement test performance: A comparison of assessment methods. Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Kurz, A., & Elliott, S. N., Kettler, R. J., & Nedim, Y. (in press). Assessing students’ opportunity to learn the intended curriculum using an online teacher log: Initial validity evidence. Educational Assessment.

Kurz, A., Elliott, S. N., Lemons, C. J., Zigmond, N., Kloo, A. & Kettler, R. J. (2012). Assessing opportunity-to-learn for students with and without disabilities. Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Kurz, A., Elliott, S.N., Lemons, C.J., Zigmond, N., & Kloo, A. (in press). Opportunity to Learn: A differentiated opportunity structure for students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Roach, A. T., Kurz, A., & Elliott, S. N. (in press). Using personalized instructional feedback data to facilitate opportunity to learn for students with disabilities. Preventing School Failure.


2012

Elliott, S.N. (2012, February). Opportunity to learn and its relationship to students’ achievement: Measurement issues and practices. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia.

Elliott, S.N. (2012, March). Measuring opportunity to learn: Advancing instruction and improving access to the general curriculum for all students . USDE Leveraging Resources Conference, Bethesda, MD.

Elliott, S.N., & Kurz, A. (2012, April). Measurement of opportunity to learn and its contribution to achievement gains of students with disabilities. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Vancouver, Canada.

Elliott, S.N. (2012, May). Implications for item design labs and opportunity to learn studies for test developers . USDE Lessons Learned for Improving Access for Students with Disabilities, Washington, DC.

Elliott, S.N., & Kurz, A. (2012, June). Opportunity to learn as a moderating variable in achievement growth . Paper presented at the CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment, Minneapolis.

Kettler, R. J., Elliott, S. N., Kurz, A., & Lemons, C. (2012, February). Measuring what teachers teach and students learn: An integrated model. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Kurz, A. (2012, February). Access to the general curriculum: A differentiated opportunity structure for students with disabilities. In N. Zigmond (Chair), Assessment, opportunity-to-learn, and teacher perceptions: Putting the pieces together for students in special education. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Kurz, A., Talapatra, D., & Roach, A. T. (2012). Meeting the curricular challenges of inclusive assessment: The role of alignment, opportunity to learn, and student engagement. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 59(1), 37-52.


2011

   

Elliott, S. N., Kettler, R. J., Beddow, P. A., & Kurz, A. (2011). Accessible tests of student achievement: Access and innovations for excellence . In S. N. Elliott, R. J. Kettler, P. A. Beddow, & A. Kurz (Eds.), Handbook of accessible achievement tests for all students: Bridging the gaps between research, practice, and policy (pp. 319-328). New York: Springer.

Elliott, S. N., & Kurz, A. (2011, April). Learning analytics: Measuring indicators that matter . Presentation at the annual Arizona State University Education Innovation Summit, Scottsdale, AZ.

Elliott, S. N., & Kurz, A. (2011, February). Measuring students’ access to the intended and assessed curriculum: Constructs, tactics, and tools. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

Kurz, A. (2011). Access to what should be taught and will be tested: Students’ opportunity to learn the intended curriculum . In S. N. Elliott, R. J. Kettler, P. A. Beddow, & A. Kurz (Eds.), Handbook of accessible achievement tests for all students: Bridging the gaps between research, practice, and policy (pp. 99-129). New York: Springer.

Kurz, A. (2011, June). Instructional progress management: An introduction . Presentation at the annual Arizona Department of Education Leading Change Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Kurz, A., & Elliott, S. N. (2011). Overcoming barriers to access for students with disabilities: Testing accommodations and beyond . In M. Russell (Ed.), Assessing students in the margins: Challenges, strategies, and techniques (pp. 31-58). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.


2010

Elliott, S. N., & Kurz, A. (2010, July). Measuring student access to the intended and assessed curriculum: Constructs, tactics, and tools. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors, Washington, DC.

Kurz, A. (2010, July). Access to what should be taught and will be tested: Students’ opportunity to learn the intended curriculum . In C. Lemons (Chair), Reading instruction and assessment for children in special education. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Berlin, Germany.

Kurz, A., Elliott, S. N., Wehby, J. H., & Smithson, J. L. (2010). Alignment of the intended, planned, and enacted curriculum in general and special education and its relation to student achievement . Journal of Special Education, 44(3), 131-145.

Kurz, A., & Elliott, S. N. (2010, September). MyiLOGS: A measure of students’ opportunity to learn the intended curriculum . In B. Jupp (Chair), Evaluating and rewarding educator effectiveness: Innovations and lessons from the field. Symposium conducted at the national meeting of the National Center for Performance Incentives, Nashville, TN.


2009

Roach, A. T., Chilungu, E. N., LaSalle, T. P., Talapatra, D., Vignieri, M. J., & Kurz, A. (2009). Opportunities and options for facilitating and evaluating access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities . Peabody Journal of Education, 84(4), 511-528.