Amy Gaumer Erickson

Research Centers - Center for Research on Learning
Associate Research Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0517
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 702
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Dr. Amy Gaumer Erickson, an associate research professor at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, focuses on comprehensive implementation and evaluation of educational initiatives that improve in-school and post-school outcomes for students. Her works centers on the implementation of instructional practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that enable students with and without disabilities to become college and career ready. Through her collaboration with state departments of education, Dr. Gaumer Erickson designs high-quality professional development and implements evaluation plans that track the fidelity of implementation, as well as the short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes for students. To support continuous educational improvement, she has developed evaluation instruments that provide a school-wide perspective on educators' implementation. She has also published books and articles that provide practical assessments and instructional strategies to support the cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal growth of students.

Education

Ph.D., Special Education, Secondary School Reform & Transition Policy, University of Kansas

M.S. Ed, Special Education, Secondary/Transition, University of Kansas

B.S., Special Education & Psychology, McPherson College

Selected Publications

Noonan, P. M., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Stanley, J. (in press). Collaboration to improve transportation. Journal of Rehabilitation.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Brussow, J. A., & Supon Carter, K. (2016). Measuring the quality of professional development trainings. Journal of Professional Development.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., & Soukup, J. (2015). College & Career Competency Questionnaire: Goal Setting. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://researchcollaboration.org/page/CCCFramework

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., & Soukup, J. (2015). College & Career Competency Questionnaire: Self-Regulation. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://researchcollaboration.org/page/CCCFramework

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Sanford, H. G., Patton, J. R., & Clark, G. M. (2015). Transition instruction guide: Standards-based activities, Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Supon Carter, K. McGurn, L. & Purifoy, E. (2015). The Team Functioning Scale: Evaluating and improving effectiveness of school teams. International Journal of Educational Research, 69, 1-11.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Zheng, C. & Brussow, J. A. (2015). The relationship between self-determination and academic achievement for adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 45-54. DOI:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.09.008

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Wetta, M. (2015). Goal Attainment Scaling for Brain Injury Rehabilitation [Video file]. Alberta, Canada: Alberta Health Services.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Brussow, J. & Anderson, S. (2015). Kansas Co-Teaching Initiative evaluation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Brussow, J. (2015). Kansas Early Career Special Educator Mentoring Initiative evaluation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Brussow, J. & Haag, K. (2015). Kansas State Personnel Development Grant continuation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Brussow, J. (2015). Kansas Tertiary Behavior Support Initiative evaluation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2015). Missouri Post-Secondary Success annual evaluation report. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. McGurn, L. Wetta, M. & Tankhimovich, A. (2015). Conflict Resolution [Video file]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5oPRuu_pYA

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. McGurn, L. Wetta, M. & Tankhimovich, A. (2015). Grit [Video file]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs4zAdSISI4

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. McGurn, L. Wetta, M. & Tankhimovich, A. (2015). Networking [Video file]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG2Q_YCU67E

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2014). College and Career Competencies Parent Assessment. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://researchcollaboration.org/page/CCCFramework

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2014). College and Career Competencies Prioritization Tool. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://researchcollaboration.org/page/CCCFramework

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2014). College and Career Competencies Student Assessment. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://researchcollaboration.org/page/CCCFramework

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2014). Indicators of college and career readiness. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2014). Educator strategies for collaboration. In P. M. Noonan (Ed.), Strategies for Interagency Collaboration. Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.

Noonan, P. M., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., McCall, Z. Frey, B. & Zheng, C. (2014). Evaluating change in collaboration of a state-level interagency education team: A social network approach. Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability. DOI:10.1007/s11092-014-9193-2

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2014). Evaluating the quality of professional development. American Evaluation Association Tip-a-Day. http://aea365.org/blog/ed-eval-tig-week-amy-gaumer-erickson-on-evaluating-the-quality-of-professional-development/

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Brussow, J. A., & Gilpin, B. (2014). The impact of IDEA Indicator 13 compliance on postsecondary outcomes. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 37, 161-167.

Zheng, C. Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Kingston, N. & Noonan, P. M. (2014). The relationship among self-determination, self-concept, and academic achievement. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 47, 462-474.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Brussow, J. & Anderson, S. (2014). Kansas Co-Teaching Initiative evaluation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Brussow, J. & Supon Carter, K. (2014). Kansas Early Career Special Educator Mentoring Initiative evaluation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Brussow, J. & Haag, K. (2014). Kansas State Personnel Development Grant continuation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Brussow, J. & Supon Carter, K. (2014). Kansas Tertiary Behavior Support Initiative evaluation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2014). Missouri statewide evaluation of secondary transition practices and professional development. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Mellard, D. Noonan, P. M., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Wetta, M. (2014). Practices implemented by rural high schools that produce college and career ready graduates. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. www.researchcollaboration.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. McGurn, L. Wetta, M. & Tankhimovich, A. (2014). Self-Regulation [Video file]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaxEwGQHEQA

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. McGurn, L. Wetta, M. & Tankhimovich, A. (2014). Goal Setting [Video file]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmhgmeJ0dzc

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. McGurn, L. Wetta, M. & Tankhimovich, A. (2014). Self-Awareness [Video file]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neAOAVNerF4

Noonan, P. M., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Brussow, J. (2013). Observation checklist for high-quality professional development in education. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://www.signetwork.org/content_pages/177

Jenson, R. Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2013). Observation checklist for high-quality professional development regional implementation coaching. Kansas City, MO: UMKC Institute for Human Development.

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2013). Pre-post test guidance checklist for multiple-choice tests. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://www.signetwork.org/content_pages/177

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2013). Team Functioning Scale. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://researchcollaboration.org/page/team-functioning-scale

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Clark, G. M., & Patton, J. R. (2013). Informal assessments for transition planning [2nd Edition], Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Soukup, J. & Wetta, M. (2013). Secondary vtMTSS academy [District Professional Development Curriculum]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. www.secondaryMTSS.org

Noonan, P. M., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Morningstar, M. E. (2013). Effects of community transition teams on interagency collaboration for school and adult agency staff. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 36, 96-104.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Brussow, J. & Anderson, S. (2013). Kansas co-teaching initiative annual dissemination report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2013). Kansas State Personnel Development Grant continuation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Soukup, J. Wetta, M. & McGurn, L. (2013). College and career readiness competencies: Research, assessments, and instructional strategies. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. www.ResearchCollaboration.org

Morningstar, M. E., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Lattin, D. L., & Lee, H. (2012). Quality indicators of exemplary transition programs [2012 version]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Transition Coalition. www.transitioncoalition.org

Noonan, P. McCall, Z. Zheng, C. & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2012). An analysis of collaboration in a state-level interagency transition team. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 35, 143-154.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., & McCall, Z. (2012). Effectiveness of online professional development for rural special educators. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 31, 22-32.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., & Jenson, R. (2012). The School Implementation Scale: Measuring implementation in response to intervention models. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 10(2), 33-52.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2012). Kansas early career special educator needs assessment. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2012). Kansas Institutes of Higher Education special education endorsement report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2012). Kansas State Personnel Development Grant continuation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2012). Missouri 2012 transition professional development impact report. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. http://www.MissouriTransition.org

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2012). Transition assessment toolkit. Washington, DC: Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2011). Americans with Disabilities Act quiz (A. S. Gaumer Erickson, G. M. Clark, & J. R. Patton). Informal assessments for transition planning [2nd Ed.]. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2011). Self-advocacy scenarios (A. S. Gaumer Erickson, G. M. Clark, & J. R. Patton). Informal assessments for transition planning [2nd Ed.]. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2011). Spending and saving money (A. S. Gaumer Erickson, G. M. Clark, & J. R. Patton). Informal assessments for transition planning [2nd Ed.]. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Lattin, D. L., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2011). IDEA and secondary transition self-study [District Professional Development Curriculum]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Lattin, D. L. (2011). Transition assessment self-study [District Professional Development Curriculum]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning.

Kim, K. H., Morningstar, M. E., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2011). Strategies for successfully completing online professional development. International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, 1, 43-51.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2011). Kansas State Personnel Development Grant continuation report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Morningstar, M. E., & Noonan, P. M. (2011). Missouri 2011 transition professional development impact report. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. http://www.MissouriTransition.org

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2011). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG Annual Dissemination Report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.MIMschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2011). Missouri Integrated Model school data binders. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. http://www.MIMschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2010). Recreation profile. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. www.Rec2Reality.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2010). School implementation scale. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://www.MIMschools.org/cop

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2010). Sportsmanship assessment. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. www.Rec2Reality.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2010). Family and student involvement in transition [Online Graduate Course]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Continuing Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2010). Interagency collaboration during transition planning [Online Graduate Course]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Continuing Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2010). Preparing students for employment and postsecondary education [Online Graduate Course]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Continuing Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2010). Late-career adults in online education: A rewarding experience for individuals aged 50 to 65. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6, 388-397. http://jolt.merlot.org/

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2010). Kansas State Personnel Development Grant Continuation Report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Morningstar, M. E., & Noonan, P. M. (2010). Missouri 2010 transition professional development impact report. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. http://www.MissouriTransition.org

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2010). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG Annual Dissemination Report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.MIMschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2009). Introduction to transition education and service [Online Graduate Course]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Continuing Education.

Johnson, R. Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Ledford, C. (2009). Soaring to new heights: Transition curriculum [High School Curriculum] . Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning, Division of Adult Studies.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2009). Transition assessment [Online Graduate Course]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Continuing Education.

Noonan, P. M., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Morningstar, M. E., & Clark, G. (2009). Transition assessment: The big picture, Missouri edition [Online Unit] . Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Transition Coalition. http://www.transitioncoalition.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Morningstar, M. E. (2009). The impact of alternate high school exit certificates on access to postsecondary education. Exceptionality, 17(3), 150-163.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2009). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG Annual Dissemination Report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.MIMschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2009). Missouri Integrated Model school data binders. http://www.MIMschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2008). Essential features faculty survey. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning. http://www.MIMschools.org/cop

Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2008). Independent living checklist. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Transition Coalition. www.MissouriTransition.org

Morningstar, M. E., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Lattin, D. L., & Wade, D. K. (2008). Best practices in planning for transition [Online Unit] . Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Transition Coalition. http://www.transitioncoalition.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Morningstar, M. E., Lattin, D. L., & Wade, D. K. (2008). Best practices in planning for transition, Vermont edition [Online Unit]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Transition Coalition. http://www.transitioncoalition.org

Noonan, P. M., Morningstar, M. E., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2008). Improving interagency collaboration: Effective strategies used by high performing local districts and communities. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 31(3), 132-143.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Noonan, P. M. (2008). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG Annual Dissemination Report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.MIMschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Wade, D. K. (2007). Missouri IEP case studies for transition planning. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Transition Coalition. www.MissouriTransition.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Kleinhammer-Tramill, P. J., & Thurlow, M. L. (2007). An analysis of the relationship between high school exit exams and diploma options and the impact on students with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 18(2), 117-128.

Gaumer, A. S. (2006). Transition education and services for students with disabilities [instructional manual]. In G. M. Clark & P. L. Sitlington (Eds.), Transition education and services for students with disabilities. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Gaumer, A. S., Morningstar, M. E., & Clark, G. M. (2004). Status of Community-Based Transition Programs: A National Database. Career Development for Exceptional Individual, 27(2), 7-24.

Gaumer, A. S. (2003). High stakes testing and college admission: A review of admissions policies in New Mexico. University of Minnesota, National Center on Educational Outcomes. http://education.umn.edu/NCEO/OnlinePubs/CollegeAdmissionNM.htm

Gaumer, A. S. (2003). 18-21 programs: Community-based transition programs [Data file]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. www.transitioncoalition.org

Baska, L. Kaufman, A. Gaumer, A. S., Morningstar, M. E., Lattin, D. L., & Peterson, T. (2003). The community transition program: Experiences starting a community-based program for student ages 18-21. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. www.transitioncoalition.org

Morningstar, M. E., & Gaumer, A. S. (2001). Transition-focused secondary education for all students [Online Unit]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. http://elearndesign.org/resources.html


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