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Sara Witmer (Bolt)

 Associate Professor
  Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
 Ph.D., University of Minnesota
 450 Erickson
Sara (Bolt) Witmer is an associate professor of school psychology and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Her research focuses on examining assessment tools that can enhance instructional decision-making for students who are at-risk for poor academic outcomes. She also conducts research on accommodations for diverse learners (e.g., students with disabilities, English language learners), and more generally on methods for the effective inclusion of all students in large-scale assessment and accountability programs.

Classes taught:

  • CEP 884 Roles and Functions of School Psychologists
  • CEP 886 Psychoeducational Assessment

Recent publications:

Witmer, S.E., Schmitt, H., Clinton, M., and Mathes, N. (2018). Accommodation use during content area instruction for students with reading difficulties: Teacher and student perspectives. Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 34, 174-186. doi: 10.1080/10573569.2017.1382407

Salvia, J., Ysseldyke, J., and Witmer, S. (2017). Assessment in Special and Inclusive Education. (13th edition). New York: Cengage.

Nasamran, A. N., Witmer, S. E., and Los, J. E. (2017). Exploring predictors of postsecondary outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorder. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 52, 343-456.

Chamberlain, C., and Witmer, S. (2017). Students with intellectual disability: Predictors of accountability test participation. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 52, 38-50.

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