March 6, 2015
Dr. Susan Piazza, Associate Professor of literacy studies, was invited to present her school based research in a featured Past President's Session with Reading Hall of Fame member Dr. Kathryn Au at the International Reading Association's Annual Convention in St. Louis, MO in July 2015.
Dr. Piazza’s presentation will feature school improvement research and service in Michigan with an emphasis on how building effective assessment systems inform instruction and student outcomes. As well, Dr. Piazza will be presenting a research poster with Mr. Stiles X. Simmons, Superintendent of Baldwin Community Schools at Michigan Reading Association's Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI on March 27, 2015. They will share data from the collaborative study of Baldwin's district wide piloting of performance tasks aligned with their customized disciplinary literacy curriculum.