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Dr. Deni Basaraba

Deni Basaraba

Assessment Coordinator



Ph.D., University of Oregon
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Dr. Deni Basaraba earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with foci on measurement, assessment, and research methodology from the University of Oregon in 2011. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Special Education with a focus on assessment and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Spanish and English from the University of Oregon as well.

During her time at the University of Oregon Deni worked on a number of federally funded longitudinal studies designed to examine the effectiveness and efficacy of reading intervention programs on struggling readers in K-3. She also provided research and technical assistance support as a team member of the Oregon Reading First Center, helping to support over 50 schools in Oregon with their implementation of the schoolwide reading model and data-based decision making practices. Deni was also a contributing author to the Oregon State Literacy Plan and a series of professional development materials designed to support schools' implementation of the Oregon Literacy Framework.

Deni's research interests include: examining the effects of school context on student performance, using various sources of student performance data to make informed instructional decisions at multiple levels of the school system (e.g., individual students, groups of students, classrooms, and schools), measurement and assessment development, and instructional and assessment supports for English Learners.