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Dr. Alex Smith

Assistant Professor


Dr. Smith received his PhD from the University of Missouri in Special Education. His research interests include data-based instruction, intensive writing intervention, and culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education.

  • PHD - University of Missouri-Columbia (2018)
  • Supporting Teachers’ Use of Data-Based Instruction to Improve Students’ Early Writing Skills, Journal of Educational Psychology, ,
  • A comparison of two content area curriculum-based measurement tools, Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2018, 10.1177/1534508417736753
  • Professional development for data-based instruction in early writing: Tools, learning, and collaborative support, Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018, 10.1177/0888406417730112
  • Exploration of New Complexity Metrics for Curriculum-Based Measures of Writing, Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2018, 10.1177/1534508418773448
  • Examining curriculum-based measurement screening tools in middle school science: A scaled replication study, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019, 10.1177/0734282918803493
  • Using student assessment data, analyzing instructional practices, and making necessary adjustments that improve student outcomes, High leverage practices for inclusive classrooms, 2019
  • Special Education Teacher
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Data Based Instruction and Prevention Science