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|Horace Mann Hall (HM) 103|
|Ph.D.||2000||Boston College||Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation|
|CAGS MA/MS||1989||Teachers College/Columbia University||Applied Linguistics|
|BA/BS||1985||University of Dallas||French Language & Literature|
|1988||American College in Paris||Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate|
Courses TaughtCEP 554 Research Meth Applied Settings
EDP 615 Research Methodologies
EDP 623 Research Design
EDP 630 CSIII: Org Theory, Lead, Pol Ana
EDP 680 Workshop
EDP 690 Independent Study
EDP 693 Directed Read & Research Prob
EDP 699 Doctoral Dissertation Research
Research InterestsTeacher and School Change
Curriculum and Program Evaluation
Gracia, S. (2005). RI High School Diploma System. Presentation to faculty at Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College.
Gracia, S. (2005). Analyzing CSR Implementation with the Rasch Model. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2005 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
Gracia, S. (2005). Graduation Exhibitions: Practical and Policy Considerations. Invited presentation at SERVE Center for Continuous Improvement at University of North Carolina at Greensboro Regional High School Reform Meeting of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina Senior Project coordinators and state department of education officials, Raleigh, NC.
Gracia, S. (2004). Graduation by proficiency: High standards for high school students: A reform initiative in Rhode Island. The Vision Magazine, 3(2), 14-17.
Lane, B. and Gracia, S. (2004). State-level support for comprehensive school reform: Implications for policy and practice. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 10(1), 85-112.
Gracia, S. (2004). Staff Development Strategies, Organizational Contexts, and Teacher Characteristics Associated with Positive Impacts on Teachersâ€™ Attitudes and Practices. Paper presented at the 18th Annual American Evaluation Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Gracia, S. (2004). Using Web Surveys in K-12 Evaluation: A Viable Option?. Paper presented at the 18th Annual American Evaluation Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Gracia, S. and Lane, B. (2004). State-level Support for Comprehensive School Reform: Implications for Policy and Practice. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2004 Annual Meeting,, San Diego, CA.
Gracia, S. (2003). Hartford Bilingual Education Program Evaluation: Summary of Findings. Presented to the Hartford, CT Public Schools.
Gracia, S. (2003). Hartford Bilingual Education Program Evaluation: Preliminary Findings. Presented to the Hartford, CT Public Schools.
Russell, M., Gracia, S., & Henderson, S. (2001). Working Wonders: Case Studies of Change in the Elementary School Network. RI: RI Dept. of Ed.
Gracia, S. (2001). Findings from the Working Wonders Evaluation. Presented to the RI Department of Education, Providence, RI.
Airasian, P., Gracia, S., & Sutton, R. (1999). Two faces of assessment. Assessment in Education, 6 (2), 263-269.
Gracia, S. (1999). Assessment of the Dental Environment Anxiety Scale. Paper presented at the Thirty-first Annual Conference of the New England Educational Research Association (NEERO), Portsmouth, NH.
Gracia, S. (1998). Teachersâ€™ Perceptions of Alternative Assessment. Paper presented at the Thirtieth Annual Conference of the New England Educational Research Association (NEERO), Portland, Maine.
Gracia, S. (1998). An Item Response Theory Analysis of the Work Sampler Assessment. Paper presented at the First New England Objective Measurement Workshop, Portland, Maine.
Selected Postdoctoral Professional DevelopmentUsing Case-Based Approaches in Our Classes. Rhode Island College, February 2006.
Considerations in Setting Performance Standards (Cut Scores). National Council for Measurement in Education Training, Montreal, Canada, April 2005.
Generalizability Theory and Applications. National Council for Measurement in Education Training, Montreal, Canada, April 2005.
Instrument Design with Rasch IRT and Data Analysis. Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, July-November 2004.
Hierarchical Linear Models. Data Analysis Training Institute of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, June 14-18, 2004.
Focus Group Training, Focus Group Dimensions International, Providence, RI, March 2004
Math/Science Classroom Observation Training. Horizon Research, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC, June 2000.
Professional OrganizationsAmerican Evaluation Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
American Educational Research Association
National Council on Measurement in Education