Chris Spencer Foundation Professor in Dyslexia (2015-2021)
Scarfe Office Block 2424
Tulane University (Psychology), 2005, Ph.D.
Tulane University (Psychology), 2001, M.Sc.
The Ohio State University (Psychology and Sociology), 1999, B.Sc.
Associate Editor, Journal of School Psychology (2012-2016)
Editorial Board Member, School Psychology Review (2013-present)
Editorial Board Member, School Psychology Quarterly (2012-present)
Editorial Board Member, Psychology in the Schools (2010-present)
Curriculum-based measurement and academic interventions.
Prospective special education MA and PhD students with research interests in formative assessment and/or intervention in basic academic skills, written expression in particular, for students with or at risk of learning disabilities are encouraged to contact me to discuss opportunities for research involvement and supervision.
Geres-Smith, R., Mercer, S. H., Archambault, C., & Bartfai, J. M. (in press, accepted 10-4-2017). A preliminary component analysis of self-regulated strategy development for persuasive writing in grades 5-7 in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of School Psychology. doi: 10.1177/0829573517739085
Johnston, L. E., Mercer, S. H., & Geres-Smith, R. (2018). Incorporating vocabulary instruction in individual reading fluency interventions with English language learners. Canadian Journal of School Psychology,33, 63-81. doi: 10.1177/0829573516658855
Keller-Margulis, M. A., Mercer, S. H., & Thomas, E. (2016). Generalizability theory reliability of written expression curriculum-based measurement in universal screening. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 383-392. doi: 10.1037/spq0000126
Codding, R. S., Mercer, S. H., Connell, J., Fiorello, C., & Kleinert, W. (2016). Mapping the relationships among basic facts, concepts and application, and Common Core curriculum-based mathematics measures. School Psychology Review, 45, 19-38. doi: 10.17105/SPR45-1.19-38
Keller-Margulis, M. A., Mercer, S. H., Payan, A., & McGee, W. (2015). Measuring annual growth using written expression curriculum-based measurement: An examination of seasonal and gender differences. School Psychology Quarterly, 30, 276-288. doi: 10.1037/spq0000086
Mercer, S. H., Lyons, A. F., Johnston, L., Millhoff, C. (2015). Robust regression for slope estimation in curriculum-based measurement progress monitoring. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 40, 176-183. doi: 10.1177/1534508414555705
Mercer, S. H., & Keller-Margulis, M. A. (2015). Consistency and magnitude of differences in reading curriculum-based measurement slopes in benchmark versus strategic monitoring. Psychology in the Schools,52, 316-324. doi: 10.1002/pits.21823
Keller-Margulis, M. A. & Mercer, S. H. (2014). R-CBM in Spanish and in English: Differential relations depending on student reading performance. Psychology in the Schools, 51, 677-692. doi: 10.1002/pits.21780
Mercer, S. H., Idler, A. M., & Bartfai, J. M. (2014). Theory-driven evaluation in school psychology intervention research: 2007-2012. School Psychology Review, 43, 119-131.
Keller-Margulis, M. A., Mercer, S. H., & Shapiro, E. (2014). Differences in growth on math curriculum-based measures using tri-annual benchmarks. Assessment for Effective Intervention,39, 46-55. doi: 10.1177/1534508412452750
Measurement of Effectiveness and Sustainability of Behavioural Interventions
McIntosh, K., Mercer, S. H., Nese, R. N. T., Strickland-Cohen, M. K., Kittleman, A., Hoselton, R., & Horner, R. H. (2018). Factors predicting sustained implementation of a universal behavior support framework. Educational Researcher,47, 307-316.doi: 10.3102/0013189X18776975
Mercer, S. H., McIntosh, K., & Hoselton, R. (2017). Comparability of fidelity measures for assessing tier 1 school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 19, 195-204. doi: 10.1177/1098300717693384
Turri, M. G., Mercer, S. H., McIntosh, K., Nese, R. N. T., Strickland-Cohen, M. K., & Hoselton, R. (2016). Examining barriers to sustained implementation of school-wide prevention practices. Assessment for Effective Intervention,42, 6-17. doi: 10.1177/1534508416634624
McIntosh, K., Mercer, S. H., Nese, R. N. T., & Ghemraoui, A. (2016). Identifying and predicting distinct patterns of implementation in a school-wide behavior support framework. Prevention Science, 17, 992-1001. doi: 10.1007/s11121-016-0700-1
McIntosh, K., Mercer, S. H., Nese, R. N. T., Strickland-Cohen, M. K., & Hoselton, R. (2016). Predictors of sustained implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions,18, 209-218. doi: 10.1177/1098300715599737
Mercer, S. H., McIntosh, K., Strickland-Cohen, M. K., & Horner, R. H. (2014). Measurement invariance of an instrument assessing sustainability of school-based universal behavior practices. School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 125-137. doi: 10.1037/spq0000054
McIntosh, K., Mercer, S. H., Hume, A. E., Frank, J. L., Turri, M. G., & Matthews, S. (2013). Factors predicting the sustained implementation of school-wide positive behavior support. Exceptional Children, 79, 293-311.
Research Funding Sources and Current Projects
Principal Investigator (2018-2021). Assessment for Effective Intervention in Written Expression for Students with Learning Disabilities. Funding Source: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant. Co-Investigators: Joanna Cannon (UBC) and Kate Raven (Learning Disabilities Association of Vancouver).
Principal Investigator (2012-2013). The Impact of Teacher-led Academic Interventions on Student-Teacher Relationship Quality. Funding Source: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant.
Principal Investigator (2010). The Impact of Passage Difficulty Control on Brief Experimental Analysis of Reading Skills. Funding Source: Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP) Early Career grant.
EPSE531Curriculum-Based Assessment and Intervention
EPSE569Social Psychological Foundations in Applied Psychology
EPSE526Seminar in Learning Disabilities
EPSE596Correlational Designs and Analysis in Educational Research
EPSE593Design and Analysis of Research with Small Samples and Single Subjects