John L. Hosp, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on aspects of implementing response to intervention (RTI), including disproportionate representation of minority students in special education and aligning assessment and instruction, particularly in the areas of CBM and CBE. Dr. Hosp has conducted workshops nationally and has authored over 50 journal articles, book chapters, and books, including The ABCs of CBM: A Practical Guide to Curriculum-Based Measurement (with Michelle K. Hosp and Kenneth W. Howell).
Michelle K. Hosp, PhD, is Director of the Iowa Reading Research Center. A nationally known trainer and speaker on problem solving and the use of progress monitoring data, she has worked as a trainer with the National Center on Progress Monitoring and the National Center on Response to Intervention, and is currently on the technical review committee for the National Center on Intensive Intervention. Her research focus is on reading and data-based decision making in relation to CBM and CBE. Dr. Hosp has published articles and conducted workshops both at the state and national level.
Kenneth W. Howell, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Special Education at Western Washington University. A former general and special education teacher and school psychologist, Dr. Howell's primary focus has been on students with learning problems and behavioral difficulties (including adjudicated youth). He has presented nationally and internationally on CBE, RTI, juvenile corrections, and social skills, and has published extensively in the areas of CBE, CBM, and problem solving.
Randy Allison, MEd, EdS, is the owner of Educational Solutions, LLC, where he provides consultative services to education agencies and school districts. He also teaches at Iowa State University. Mr. Allison began his career as a school psychologist. He then joined Heartland Area Education Agency as Supervisor of School Psychology and Coordinator of Systems Supports and Educational Results, ultimately becoming the Director of Special Education. He also worked at the Iowa Department of Education as the Consultant for Data-Based Decision Making and Progress Monitoring. He has written, presented, and consulted widely on problem-solving processes and RTI.
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