Mark R. Shinn, Ph.D.

Professor of School Psychology, Emeritus, National Louis University, Chicago. Dr. Shinn is a recognized consultant to schools and state departments of education across the country (43 states) on MTSS /RTI with expertise in basic skills progress monitoring and screening K-12. He has edited 2 books on Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) and published almost 100 journal articles and book chapters on basic skills progress monitoring and screening. He has contributed to the development of aimsweb and the early iterations of DIBELS. He also had edited 3 books on research-based K-12 academic and behavior interventions.


Perry A. Zirkel, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M.

Professor Emeritas of Education and Law, Lehigh University Dr. Zirkel has written more than 1,500 publications on various aspects of school law, with an emphasis on legal issues in special education. He was past president of the Education Law Association and co-chair of the Pennsylvania special education appeals panel from 1990 to 2007. Publications include the CEC monograph, The Legal Meaning of Specific Learning Disability, A Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education and Student