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Center for Assessment and Intervention Research


The Center for Assessment and Intervention Research (CAIR) mission is to improve traditional assessment procedures and develop new approaches to linking assessment to academic and social interventions for individuals with disabilities and others at risk for school failure.

Doctoral students in the Interdisciplinary Program in Educational Psychology, Dunn Family Scholars, and Bonsal Education Research Entrepreneurship Award recipients all work on assessment and intervention research projects under the auspices of the CAIR.

Recent projects included:

  • Development and validation of the Test Accessibility and Modification Inventory (TAMI)
  • Development and validation of a mental efficiency and index for test items.
  • Enhanced scoring procedures for alternate assessments.
  • Development and validation of an individual opportunity to learn measure.
  • Conducting item accessibility audits on state wide achievement tests.