Kirsten W. Newell
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 725A Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-7276
Primary Emphasis Area: School Psychology
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Short Bio
Kirsten W. Newell began her career as a specialist-level school psychologist in New Jersey, New York, Washington, and Minnesota. Her work in practice piqued her interest in the research-to-practice or training-to-practice gap. She returned to graduate school and completed her doctorate at the University of Minnesota, with a focus in academic assessment.

Dr. Newell's research seeks to improve the use of academic assessment tools as part of systematic prevention and intervention systems in schools. Specifically, she is interested in validating assessment tools for use with students learning in more than one language. Dr. Newell also conducts research to investigate how educators understand and use assessment data.
Newell, K. (PI), Koh, P.W. (Co-I), & Erbeli, F. (Co-I). (2018-2020). Effective early literacy screeners for English language learners: A collaborative research and training project. Catapult Triad Grant from the College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University. Total award $10,000.
Research Interests
academic assessment of dual-language learners
academic assessment within multi-tiered systems of support
educators' interpretation and use of data
Courses Taught
2018 - 2019
SPSY 643
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