Hintze gives keynote at national meeting

John M. Hintze, associate professor of school psychology in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services, gave the keynote address at the national meeting of the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative on Oct. 21 in Boston.

The collaborative represents 87 urban school districts in 27 states and serves a key leadership function in the delivery of services to students with special education needs.

Hintze''s presentation, titled "Assessment in Support of Instruction - Improving Learning Outcomes Using Progress Monitoring," focused on the use of classroom-based, formative assessment techniques that school professionals can use on a routine base for informing and monitoring the effects of instruction.

Hintze is nationally recognized expert in formative assessment and serves as a member of the National Center for Student Progress Monitoring, supported by the U.S. Department of Education''s Office of Special Education Programs, administered by the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C.