Claudia Flowers

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Department Chair & Professor

Dr. Claudia Flowers is the Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and a professor of research, statistics, and measurement at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has over 90 publications in the areas of assessment, measurement, and applied research methods. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from Georgia State University.  Her current research interests include exploring evidence of technical quality of alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities and testing accommodations. She is a member of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) and serves on committees that support Diversity and Testing. She is a partner with the National Center and States Collaborative and serves on numerous states’ Technical Advisory Committee and National Expert Advisory Panels that examine assessing students with disabilities. She services as a peer reviewer for the Institution of Education Sciences for US Department of Education.


Ph.D - Georgia State University, 1995, Educational Research, Measurement, & Statistics
M.Ed. - Georgia State University, 1982, Exercise Science
B.S. -- University of West Georgia, 1978, Health and Physical Education and Science Education certification

Area(s) of Interest and Research: 

Assessment of students with disabilities
Applied research and statistics
Large-scale assessments


Test, D. & Flowers, C. Developing a Statewide Post-school Follow-up System for Special Education. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Test, D. & Flowers, C. A Study of the Effects of a Three-Tier Model of Interagency Collaboration on Transition Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.

Wakeman, S., Browder, D., & Flowers, C. National Center States Collaboration (NCSC). Subcontract with University of Minnesota.

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