Ann T. Clapper University of Minnesota, USA
Ann T. Clapper, Ed.D., is a Research Associate at the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) in the Institute on Community Integration (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) at the University of Minnesota. Her current projects include researching state policies on accommodations and designing self assessment tools on the use of accommodations during instruction and on assessments for students with disabilities. As an Associate Director for a related ICI project, the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), Dr. Clapper assisted with the process of developing national transition standards and provided training for secondary school principals on creating effective learning environments for students with disabilities. Topics for articles she has co-authored include adolescent literacy, universal design for learning, teacher quality and accommodations policies and practices. Prior to joining NCEO, Dr. Clapper served as the Director of Curriculum Leadership and Improvement for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Her work there involved coordinating the design and implementation of the state content standards, providing technical assistance to districts on systemic school improvement and designing practical tools to guide them in the process. Her 30 years of experience in education also include serving as an elementary and middle school teacher, a special education coordinator, a regional educational facilitator and a college instructor.