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Dawn Decker

​​​Dr. Dawn Decker

​​Associate Professor, Special Education
Counseling and Special Education
EHS 348
(989) 774-3561

​Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Monday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm​​​

Educational Background:
B.A. University of Michigan
M.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Recent Publications:
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Decker, D. M., Hixson, M. D., Shaw, A., & Johnson, G. (in press). Classification accuracy of oral reading fluency and maze in predicting large-scale reading assessments. Psychology in the Schools. 

Hook, J., Hixson, M. D., Decker, D. M., and Rhymer, K. N. (in press). Progressive time delay to remediate letter discrimination difficulty. Behavior Development Bulletin.

Hough, T. M., Hixson, M. D., Decker, D. M., & Bradley-Johnson, S. (2012). The effectiveness of an explicit instruction writing program for second graders. Journal of Behavioral Education. DOI: 10.007/s108064-012-91460

Bolt, S. E., Decker, D. M., Lloyd, M., & Morlock, L. (2011). Students' perceptions of accommodations in high school and college. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 34(3), 165-175. 

Betts, J. E., Bolt, S. E., Decker, D. M., Muyskens, P., & Marston, D. (2009). Using curriculum-based measurement to examine reading development for two groups of English language learners. Journal of School Psychology, 47(3), 143-214.

Decker, D. M., & Bolt, S. E. (2008). Challenges and opportunities for promoting student achievement through large-scale assessment results: Research, reflections, and future directions. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 34(1), 43-51. 

Decker, D. M., Dona, D. P., & Christenson, S. L. (2007). Behaviorally at-risk African American students: The importance of student-teacher relationships for school outcomes. Journal of School Psychology, 45(1), 83-109.

Christenson, S. L., Decker, D. M., Triezenberg, H. L., Ysseldyke, J. E., & Reschly, A. (2007). Consequences of high-stakes assessment for students with and without disabilities. Educational Policy, 21(4), 662-690.

Picklo, D. M., & Christenson, S. L. (2005). Alternatives to retention and social promotion: The availability of instructional options. Remedial and Special Education, 26(5), 258-268.

Books
Jacob, S., Decker, D. M., ​& Hartshorne, T. S. (2011). Ethics and Law for School Psychologists (6th Edition). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Research Interests:
Assessment in special education, educational accountability, preparing teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations

Best part of CSE​:
THE STUDENTS!  THEY ARE SO PASSIONATE AND COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THAT IT CONTINUALLY INSPIRES ME.
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