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Outreach and Research


A primary goal of the KLASS Center is to provide information for professionals and parents who are working with children struggling with learning and/or behavioral difficulties. Below are links to helpful sources.

*NOTE – Links that are listed on the associated pages are not meant to be endorsements of the content or of the agencies; they are listed for informational purposes only.

Annually, the school psychology faculty members associated with the KLASS Center rank within the top three, nationally, in numbers of peer-reviewed journal articles per faculty member. The research is varied and often is directly relevant for use in applied settings.


Research interests and projects cover a wide area of topics that concentrate on the KLASS Center’s priorities of learning, assessment, and social skills. Some studies focus on improving classroom management to improve the learning outcomes of the children while other studies focus on psychometric properties of standardized assessment instruments. Other areas include the development of straightforward methods for improving reading and math skills that teachers and parents can easily, but effectively, implement themselves.

A goal of the KLASS Center is to facilitate and conduct research that may lead to advances in how we evaluate children, adolescents, and adults for learning and/or behavioral difficulties, as well as, designing and researching methods that may be utilized to improve or remediate those difficulties. We engage in applied research that is evidence-based and useful in school settings and clinic-based settings. Associated School Psychology and Special Education faculty and graduate students develop and carry out innovative studies that are relevant nationwide. The School Psychology Program consistently ranks in the top 5 nationally in applied research productivity.

The KLASS Center assumed editorship of the Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools in 2010.