Susan Gracia

Horace Mann Hall (HM) 103
(401) 456-8593
sgracia@ric.edu

Academic Background

Ph.D.2000Boston CollegeEducational Research, Measurement and Evaluation
CAGS MA/MS1989Teachers College/Columbia UniversityApplied Linguistics
BA/BS1985University of DallasFrench Language & Literature
1988American College in ParisTeaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate

Courses Taught

CEP 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 Interests

Teacher and School Change
School Reform
Curriculum and Program Evaluation
Educational Leadership
Research Methods
Psychometrics
Assessment

Publications

Partial List:
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 Development

Using 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 Organizations

American Evaluation Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
American Educational Research Association
National Council on Measurement in Education

Dissertation

Susan Metzger Gracia (2001) Staff development strategies and contexts associated with positive impacts on teachers' attitudes and practices, Outside Linkhttp://escholarship.bc.edu/dissertations/AAI9998510
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