Professor of Educational Psychology , Special Education Program
University of Minnesota, MN
Dr. Stanley Deno began his career in higher education at the University of Delaware in 1965 teaching courses in educational psychology and researching the impact of instructional objectives on student learning. Colleagues there in special education recruited his interests to working on educating students with disabilities and, in the forty years since, he has provided leadership in training both professional and doctoral level graduate students across the full range of disabilities.
Dr. Deno is well-known for his work focusing on the failure of students to develop basic skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic, but is best known for his research leading to the development of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) progress monitoring procedures and their use in the Response to Intervention (RTI) model. CBM procedures are now widely used in both special and general education to monitor basic skills growth, to identify students at risk of learning difficulty, to evaluate efforts to prevent and remediate low achievement, to aid in making instructional decisions and to predict performance on high stakes tests.