Alexander Kurz

Asst Research Professor

  • 266 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
20082022
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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 266 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 28 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Foreword/postscript
2019
1 Citation (Scopus)

Bridging the Gap: Classroom Strategies Assessment System–Observer Form

Kettler, R. J., Reddy, L. A., Glover, T. A. & Kurz, A., Mar 1 2019, In : Assessment for Effective Intervention. 44, 2, p. 120-122 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Management
Reproducibility of Results
classroom
rating scale
teacher

The Relationship Between School Administrator and Teacher Ratings of Classroom Practices and Student Achievement in High-Poverty Schools

Reddy, L. A., Hua, A. N., Dudek, C. M., Kettler, R., Arnold-Berkovits, I., Lekwa, A., Crouse, K., Kurz, A. & Hu, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

teacher rating
Poverty
Administrative Personnel
poverty
Students
2018

Accessibility progress and perspectives

Elliott, S., Kettler, R. J., Beddow, P. A. & Kurz, A., Mar 8 2018, Handbook of Accessible Instruction and Testing Practices: Issues, Innovations, and Applications. Springer International Publishing, p. 263-267 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Accessible instruction and testing today

Kettler, R. J., Elliott, S., Beddow, P. A. & Kurz, A., Mar 8 2018, Handbook of Accessible Instruction and Testing Practices: Issues, Innovations, and Applications. Springer International Publishing, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

instruction
3 Citations (Scopus)
coaching
coach
Psychometrics
psychometrics
rating scale
1 Citation (Scopus)

Confronting the known unknown: How the concept of opportunity to learn can advance tier 1 instruction

Kurz, A., Mar 8 2018, Handbook of Accessible Instruction and Testing Practices: Issues, Innovations, and Applications. Springer International Publishing, p. 135-156 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

instruction

Formative Assessment Approaches to Inform Teacher Practices: Key Considerations

Glover, T. A., Kettler, R. J., Reddy, L. A. & Kurz, A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
teacher
Research
Decision Making
Technology
1 Citation (Scopus)
Students
instruction
innovation
student
Education

Multi-method teacher evaluation for high poverty schools: Observations and self-ratings of instructional and behavioral management

Kettler, R. J., Arnold-Berkovits, I., Reddy Rutgers, L. A., Kurz, A., Dudek, C. M., Hua, A. N. & Lekwa, A., Dec 1 2018, In : Studies in Educational Evaluation. 59, p. 224-234 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rating
poverty
teacher
evaluation
management

Opportunity to Learn What Is on the Test and Performance on the Test

Elliott, S., Kurz, A. & Yel, N., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Special Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mathematics
Students
disability
performance
mathematics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Preface

Elliott, S., Kettler, R. J., Beddow, P. A. & Kurz, A., Mar 8 2018, Handbook of Accessible Instruction and Testing Practices: Issues, Innovations, and Applications. Springer International Publishing, p. vii-viii

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

1 Citation (Scopus)

Teacher log of students’ opportunity to learn and classroom observation: an initial investigation of convergence

Arnold-Berkovits, I., Kurz, A. & Reddy, L. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

classroom
rating
teacher
instruction
student
3 Citations (Scopus)

Use of an Online Platform to Facilitate and Investigate Data-Driven Instructional Coaching

Glover, T. A., Reddy, L. A., Kurz, A. & Elliott, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coaching
Students
Health Services Research
teacher
Mentoring
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)

A Multidisciplinary Framework of Instructional Coaching

Kurz, A., Reddy, L. A. & Glover, T. A., Jan 2 2017, In : Theory into Practice. 56, 1, p. 66-77 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coaching
athlete
education
Sports
teacher
5 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of Opportunity to Learn Indices and Education Status on Students’ Mathematics Achievement Growth

Elliott, S., Kurz, A., Tindal, G. & Yel, N., May 1 2017, In : Remedial and Special Education. 38, 3, p. 145-158 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mathematics
mathematics
Students
Education
Growth
7 Citations (Scopus)

Teachers’ and school administrators’ attitudes and beliefs of teacher evaluation: a preliminary investigation of high poverty school districts

Reddy, L. A., Dudek, C. M., Peters, S., Alperin, A., Kettler, R. J. & Kurz, A., Jul 4 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability. p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

district
poverty
teacher
evaluation
school
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)

Digital Instructional Strategies and Their Role in Classroom Learning

Yarbro, J., McKnight, K., Elliott, S., Kurz, A. & Wardlow, L., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Research on Technology in Education. 48, 4, p. 274-289 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

classroom
learning
tactics
teacher
English language
3 Citations (Scopus)

Improving high-stakes decisions via formative assessment, professional development, and comprehensive educator evaluation: The school system improvement project

Glover, T. A., Reddy, L. A., Kettler, R. J., Kurz, A. & Lekwa, A. J., 2016, In : Teachers College Record. 118, 14, p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school system
educator
evaluation
teacher
student
2 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring Educators’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Evaluation: Construct Validity and Reliability of the Teacher Evaluation Experience Scale

Reddy, L. A., Dudek, C. M., Kettler, R. J., Kurz, A. & Peters, S., Apr 2 2016, In : Educational Assessment. 21, 2, p. 120-134 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educator attitude
construct validity
teacher
evaluation
experience
2015
6 Citations (Scopus)

Addressing the Missing Instructional Data Problem: Using a Teacher Log to Document Tier 1 Instruction

Kurz, A., Elliott, S. & Roach, A. T., Nov 1 2015, In : Remedial and Special Education. 36, 6, p. 361-373 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
general education
Students
instruction
Special Education
7 Citations (Scopus)

Facilitating opportunity to learn for students with disabilities with instructional feedback data

Roach, A. T., Kurz, A. & Elliott, S., Jan 1 2015, In : Preventing School Failure. 59, 3, p. 168-178 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

disability
Learning
Students
teacher
Curriculum
17 Citations (Scopus)
Poverty
Students
Special Education
Administrative Personnel
Decision Making
2014
26 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing opportunity-to-learn for students with disabilities in general and special education classes

Kurz, A., Elliott, S., Lemons, C. J., Zigmond, N., Kloo, A. & Kettler, R. J., 2014, In : Assessment for Effective Intervention. 40, 1, p. 24-39 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Special Education
general education
special education
disability
Students
18 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing Students' Opportunity to Learn the Intended Curriculum Using an Online Teacher Log: Initial Validity Evidence

Kurz, A., Elliott, S., Kettler, R. J. & Yel, N., 2014, In : Educational Assessment. 19, 3, p. 159-184 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

curriculum
teacher
evidence
student
school class
5 Citations (Scopus)
Teaching
Learning
educator
teacher
learning
1 Citation (Scopus)

Predicting end-of-year achievement test performance: A comparison of assessment methods

Kettler, R. J., Elliott, S., Kurz, A., Zigmond, N., Lemons, C. J., Kloo, A., Shrago, J., Beddow, P. A., Williams, L., Bruen, C., Lupp, L., Farmer, J. & Mosiman, M., 2014, In : Assessment for Effective Intervention. 39, 3, p. 156-169 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

achievement test
Students
performance
student
academic achievement
2012
12 Citations (Scopus)
Students
student
disability
Social Responsibility
Teaching
2011
21 Citations (Scopus)

Modified multiple-choice items for alternate assessments: Reliability, difficulty, and differential boost

Kettler, R. J., Rodriguez, M. C., Bolt, D. M., Elliott, S., Beddow, P. A. & Kurz, A., Jul 2011, In : Applied Measurement in Education. 24, 3, p. 210-234 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reading
academic achievement
Students
Mathematics
student
2010
34 Citations (Scopus)

Alignment of the intended, planned, and enacted curriculum in general and special education and its relation to student achievement

Kurz, A., Elliott, S., Wehby, J. H. & Smithson, J. L., 2010, In : Journal of Special Education. 44, 3, p. 131-145 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Special Education
general education
special education
Curriculum
Students
29 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of using modified items to test studentswith persistent academic difficulties

Elliott, S., Kettler, R. J., Beddow, P. A., Kurz, A., Compton, E., McGrath, D., Bruen, C., Hinton, K., Palmer, P., Rodriguez, M. C., Bolt, D. & Roach, A. T., May 1 2010, In : Exceptional Children. 76, 4, p. 475-495 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
student
Mathematics
achievement test
performance
11 Citations (Scopus)

Incorporating student input in developing alternate assessments based on modified academic achievement standards

Roach, A. T., Beddow, P. A., Kurz, A., Kettler, R. J. & Elliott, S., Jan 1 2010, In : Exceptional Children. 77, 1, p. 61-80 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

academic achievement
Students
student
disability
school grade
2009
11 Citations (Scopus)

Opportunities and options for facilitating and evaluating access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities

Roach, A. T., Chilungu, E. N., Lasalle, T. P., Talapatra, D., Vignieri, M. J. & Kurz, A., Oct 2009, In : Peabody Journal of Education. 84, 4, p. 511-528 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curriculum
disability
Students
curriculum
regulation
2008
29 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating the alignment among curriculum, instruction, and assessments: Implications and applications for research and practice

Roach, A. T., Niebling, B. C. & Kurz, A., Feb 2008, In : Psychology in the Schools. 45, 2, p. 158-176 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curriculum
Students
instruction
curriculum
Research