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Colón, Elayne



Director of Assessment and Accreditation
College of Education
University of Florida
140 Norman Hall
PO Box 117040
Gainesville FL 32611

Phone: 352-273-4132
Email: epcolon@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

With a background in school psychology, my research interests include the assessment of students with learning disabilities, particularly related to difficulties in reading. Furthermore, my research has focused on Curriculum-Based Measurement, the Response to Intervention model of service delivery in the schools, and reading instruction and interventions for students struggling to learn to read.

Degrees

Ph.D. – University of Florida, 2005, School Psychology

M.A.E. – University of Florida, 2002, School Psychology

B.A. – University of Central Florida, 1998, Psychology

Key Professional Appointments

Associate Scholar and Director of Assessment and Accreditation, College of Education, University of Florida, 2017 – present

Assistant Scholar and Director of Assessment and Accreditation, College of Education, University of Florida, 2006 – 2017

Psychoeducational Consultant, Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program, University of Florida, 2005-2006

Activities and Honors

Recipient of the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP) Outstanding Research Stipend Award – 2001 and 2003

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) – 2006

Selected Publications

Colón, E.P., & Kranzler, J.H. (2006). Effect of instructions on curriculum-based measurement of reading. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 24, 318-328.

Brownell, M.T., Ross, D.D., Colón, E.P. & McCallum, C.L. (2005). Critical features of special education teacher preparation: A comparison with general teacher education. The Journal of Special Education, 38 (4), 242-252.Colón, E.P., & Kranzler, J.H. (2003, Winter). The effects of the manipulation instructions on reading performance for Curriculum-Based Measurement. The Florida School Psychologist, 30, 18-20.