UF special education scholar garners national research award

Anne BishopUniversity of Florida special education researcher Anne G. Bishop has received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Early Career Publication Award for her landmark journal article outlining the most efficient and accurate timeframe and measures for early identification of kindergarten children who may struggle in learning to read.

Bishop is an assistant scholar at the UF College of Education and the project coordinator for the college’s Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education, which generates and disseminates research-based information on special education workforce issues. She received the research award, presented by the council’s division for research, recently at the group’s convention in Baltimore.

The award recognizes outstanding research in special education conducted and published within five years of completing the doctorate degree. Her article, entitled “Prediction of First-grade Reading Achievement: A Comparison of Fall and Winter Kindergarten Screenings,”appeared in the summer 2003 edition of Learning Disabilities Quarterly.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization devoted to improving educational outcomes for exceptional, learning-disabled and gifted children.

Bishop, a UF faculty member since 2001, previously was chosen as the College of Education’s teacher of the year in 2003 and received the Council for Learning Disabilities’ 2002 outstanding researcher award.