Research Fellow

Areas of work: Self-advocacy, Self-determination and self-direction

Contact information

phone: +1 612-626-7233

Institute on Community Integration Room 202C PtH 150 Pillsbury Dr SE Minneapolis, MN 55455


Christopher Rogers is a Research Fellow involved with several projects at NCEO. Prior to joining NCEO, Chris worked in the Regional Resource and Federal Centers Network providing information and technical assistance to state departments of special education. Chris has over ten years of practical experience as a community mental health generalist and then a child mental health specialist serving children and youth with mental health challenges both in schools and in the community. At NCEO, Chris is currently interested in accessible science assessments and opportunities for accommodations and universal design in technology-enhanced assessments. Chris is most curious about the intersection of ethnocultural difference and emotional-behavioral disability, and has published and presented on these topics.



National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Provides national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results.


National Assessment Center (NAC)

Gathers and disseminates research-based information on the inclusion of K-12 students with disabilities in State-level assessments aligned to academic content standards, and provides technical...


GAAP (Guidelines for Accessibility of Assessments Project) Evaluation [Archived]

Reviewed and provided written feedback on the readability and usability of all project work products, including sign and audio guidelines and written reports. The project accomplished this through...


English Learner Companion to Reducing Bias in Special Education Evaluations [Archived]

Revises the existing Minnesota Department of Education's guidelines for special education for English learners (ELs) to ensure the guidelines reflect recent federal and state policies for ELs with...

In collaboration with: Minnesota Department of Education


National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

Aims to increase the number of deaf individuals who are admitted to, persist in, and complete postsecondary education or training - without requiring remedial coursework. Other goals include...

In collaboration with: University of Texas at Austin, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk


TIES Center: Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support for Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Creates sustainable changes in school and district educational systems so that students with significant cognitive disabilities can fully engage in the same instructional and non-instructional...

In collaboration with: Arizona Department of Education, CAST, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of North Carolina Greensboro


National Technical Assistance Center on Assessment for Children with Disabilities [Archived]

Conducted information gathering and needs assessments, provided technical assistance, and engaged in dissemination to improve results for students with disabilities by increasing their...

In collaboration with: Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of State Directors of Special Education