Brock Rowley

Senior Research Associate

Brock Rowley, Senior Research Associate

Brock Rowley earned his D.Ed. in 2016. His dissertation involved an analysis of the Approaches to Learning measure included in Oregon’s Kindergarten Assessment. Input from parents and teachers was collected on a variety of behavioral rating scales across time. A cut-score for the Approaches to Learning assessment was proposed using a ROC analysis.

Brock is currently serving as a Senior Research Associate at BRT. Prior to this assignment, he worked as a director of special education, elementary principal, high school vice principal, dean of students, and classroom teacher. His areas of expertise include alternate assessments based on alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS), accommodations, response to intervention, behavioral assessments, and evaluation related to IDEA eligibility.

Brock's primary research interests are:

  1. Modeling academic growth for students with disabilities,
  2. Large-scale special education assessment, and
  3. Respectful accountability systems.

Education and Licensure

  • D.Ed. Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership. University of Oregon, June 2015
  • M.Ed. Educational Policy and Management (Instructional Leadership) with an emphasis in Effective Behavioral Supports. University of Oregon, August 1999
  • Basic Licensure: Early Childhood/Elementary. State of Oregon
    • Endorsement: Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education
    • Endorsement: Initial Administrator/Continuing Administrator License
  • M.S. Educational Studies Major (Integrated Licensure Option) University of Oregon, June, 1998


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