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News from February 2014

MSTAR algebra-readiness modules for students with mathematics difficulties now available online
February 24, 2014

MCPER's Mathematics Institute for Learning Disabilities and Difficulties has posted online and made available for download its intervention modules on critical algebra-readiness concepts and skills for educators to use when teaching students with mathematics difficulties. Visit the Mathematics Institute website to learn more about and download the Middle School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (MSTAR) modules. MSTAR materials available online include lessons, vocabulary activities, and progress-monitoring measures.

Tags: Mathematics and Science Institute for Students With Special Needs 

Visiting scholars to explore accessible assessment for students with disabilities, English learners
February 6, 2014

Researchers Leanne Ketterlin Geller and Rebecca Kopriva will present "Issues in Designing Accessible Assessments for Students With Disabilities and English Language Learners" from 1 to 2 p.m. on February 21 in Room 324 of the Sanchez Building at UT Austin. To attend, send an e-mail with "Accessible Assessments" in the subject line to

Geller, a fellow in MCPER's Mathematics Institute for Learning Disabilities and Difficulties, is an associate professor of education policy and leadership in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University. Kopriva is director and senior scientist at the Institute for Innovative Assessment in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.