Dr. Claudia Flowers is a professor of research, statistics, and measurement at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has over 90 publications in the areas of assessment, measurement, and applied research methods. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from Georgia State University. Her current research interests include exploring evidence of technical quality of alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities and testing accommodations. Dr. Flowers is considered an expert in the field of alternate assessments is currently a member of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Diversity and Testing committee. She is a partner with the National Center and States Collaborative and serves on numerous states’ Technical Advisory Committee and National Expert Advisory Panels that examine assessing students with disabilities.
Area(s) of Interest and Research:
- Research Methods
Test, D. & Flowers, C. Developing a Statewide Post-school Follow-up System for Special Education. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Test, D. & Flowers, C. A Study of the Effects of a Three-Tier Model of Interagency Collaboration on Transition Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.
Wakeman, S., Browder, D., & Flowers, C. National Center States Collaboration (NCSC). Subcontract with University of Minnesota.