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