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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Progress Monitoring in Reading and Mathematics
Center: NCER Year: 2008
Principal Investigator: Tindal, Gerald Awardee: University of Oregon
Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 4 years Award Amount: $608,892
Type: Training Award Number: R305B080004

This postdoctoral fellowship program trained five fellows to conduct research on in measurement tools used to document progress with learning to read and solve mathematics problems in U.S. elementary and middle schools. Fellows were trained in several aspects of measurement development and research to develop formative measurement systems that are universally designed (accessible to all) and diagnostically sensitive. Three areas were targeted in the training program: fellows learned how to develop progress monitoring as well as benchmarking and large-scale assessments in reading and mathematics; conducted research and training on using data to improve reading and math performance in K-12 school settings; and participated in teaching, research, and service to become the next generation of leaders with expertise in measurement.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jamgochian, Elisa
Lai, Cheng-Fei
Mariano, Gina
Nese, Joseph (ORCID)
Sez, Leilani

As of 2020, Dr. Jomgochian was the special education program coordinator (K-12) at the University of Oregon, Dr. Lai was a strategic analyst at the Oregon Department of Education, Dr. Mariano is an association profession of psychology at Troy University, , Dr. Nese was a research associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Oregon and Dr. Sez was a research assistant professor with Behavioral Research and Teaching at the University of Oregon.


Journal article, monograph, or newsletter

Nese, J. F., Biancarosa, G., Anderson, D., Lai, C. F., Alonzo, J., & Tindal, G. (2012). Within-Year Oral Reading Fluency With CBM: A Comparison of Models. Reading and Writing, 25(4), 887–915.

Nese, J. F., Park, B. J., Alonzo, J., & Tindal, G. (2011). Applied Curriculum-Based Measurement as a Predictor of High-Stakes Assessment: Implications for Researchers and Teachers. The Elementary School Journal, 111(4), 608–624.

Working paper

Anderson, D., Alonzo, J., Tindal, G., Farley, D., Irvin, P. S., Lai, C. F., Saven J. L., and Wray, K. A. (2014). Technical Manual: easyCBM. Technical Report# 1408. Behavioral Research and Teaching.

Jamgochian, E., Park, B. J., Nese, J. F., Lai, C. F., Sez, L., Anderson, D., Alonzo, J., and Tindal, G. (2010). Technical Adequacy of the easyCBM Grade 2 Reading Measures. Technical Report# 1004. Behavioral Research and Teaching.

Lai, C. F., Nese, J. F., Jamgochian, E. M., Alonzo, J., and Tindal, G. (2010). Technical Adequacy of the easyCBM Primary-Level Reading Measures (Grades K–1), 2009–2010 Version. Technical Report# 1003. Behavioral Research and Teaching.

Nese, J. F., Lai, C. F., Anderson, D., Jamgochian, E. M., Kamata, A., Sez, L., Park, B. J., and Tindal, G. (2010). Technical Adequacy of the easyCBM [R] Mathematics Measures: Grades 3–8, 2009–2010 Version. Technical Report# 1007. Behavioral Research and Teaching.

Sez, L., Lai, C. F., & Tindal, G. (2013). Learning Progressions: Tools for Assessment and Instruction for All Learners. Technical Report# 1307. Behavioral Research and Teaching. Full text

Sez, L., Park, B., Nese, J. F., Jamgochian, E., Lai, C. F., Anderson, D., Kamata, A., Alonzo, J., and Tindal, G. (2010). Technical Adequacy of the easyCBM Reading Measures (Grades 3–7), 2009–2010 Version. Technical Report# 1005. Behavioral Research and Teaching.