Faculty and Staff

Clarke, Ben, Ph. D.
Research Associate

Selected Publications

Doabler, C. T., Strand Cary, M., Jungjohann, K., Fien, H., Clarke, B., Baker, S. K., Smolkowski, K., & Chard, D. (2012). Enhancing core math instruction for students at-risk for mathematics disabilities. http://cec.metapress.com/content/6g7131hu880w0w55/ TEACHING Exceptional Children, 44(4), 48–57.

Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Baker, S. K. Fien, H., Jungjohann, K., & Strand Cary, M. (2011). Pursuing instructional coherence: Can strong tier 1 systems better meet the needs of the range of students in general education settings? In R. M. Gersten & R. Newman-Gonchar (Eds.), Understanding RTI in mathematics: Proven methods and applications (pp. 49–64). Baltimore, MD: Brooke Publishing.

Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Smolkowski, K., Baker, S. K., Fien, H., & Strand Cary, M. (2011). Examining the efficacy of a tier 2 kindergarten intervention report (Technical Report 1102). Eugene, OR: University of Oregon.

Clarke, B., Smolkowski, K., Baker, S. K., Fien, H., Doabler, C. T., & Chard, D. J. (2011). The impact of a comprehensive tier 1 core kindergarten program on the achievement of students at-risk in mathematics. Elementary School Journal, 111, 561–584. doi: 10.1086/659033 <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/659033>

Chard, D., Baker, S. K., Clarke, B., Jungjohann, K., Davis, K. L. S., & Smolkowski, K. (2008). Preventing early mathematics difficulties: The feasibility of a rigorous kindergarten mathematics curriculum. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 31(1), 11-20.
Clarke, B., Baker, S. K., & Chard, D. (2008). Best practices in mathematics assessment and intervention with elementary students. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology (Vol. V), (pp.453-464). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Clarke, B., Baker, S. K., Smolkowski, K., & Chard, D. (2008). An analysis of early numeracy curriculum-based measurement: Examining the role of growth in student outcomes. Remedial & Special Education, 29, 46-57.
Chard, D.J., Clarke, B., Baker, S. K., Otterstedt, J., Braun, D., & Katz, R. (2005). Using measures of number sense to screen for difficulties in mathematics: Preliminary findings. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 30(2), 3-14.

Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., & Nelson, N. J. (in press). Best practice in mathematics assessment and intervention with elementary students. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.). Best Practices in School Psychology VI. Bethesda MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Strand-Cary, M., Smolkowski, K., Baker, S., Fien, H., & Kosty, D. (in review). Preliminary evaluation of a tier-2 mathematics intervention for first grade students: Utilizing a theory of change to guide formative evaluation activities. School Psychology Review.

Doabler, C. T., Clarke, B., Fien, H., Baker, S., Kosty, D., & Strand-Cary, M. (in press). The science behind curriculum development and evaluation: Taking a design science approach in the production of a tier 2 mathematics curriculum. Learning Disability Quarterly.

Doabler, C. T., Nelson-Walker, N., Kosty, D., Fien, H., Baker, S. K., Smolkowski, K., & Clarke, B. (in press). Examining Teachers’ Use of Evidence-Based Practices During Core Mathematics Instruction. Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Doabler, C. T., Baker, S. K., Kosty, D., Smolkowski, K., Clarke, B., Miller, S. J., & Fien, H. (in press). Examining the association between explicit mathematics instruction and student mathematics achievement. Elementary School Journal.

Selected Presentations

Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Smolkowski, K., Baker, S. K., & Fien, H. (2013, February). Evaluating the value of a tier 2 intervention in kindergarten mathematics. Paper presented at Pacific Coast Research Conference. San Diego, CA.

Clarke, B., Strand Cary, M., & Shanley, L. (2013, February). Two kindergarten mathematics interventions: Shared principles-divergent approaches. Paper presented at the NASP 2013 Annual Convention, Seattle, WA

Jungjohann, K., Doabler, C.T., Berg, T., & Clarke, B. (2013, April). FUSION: A promising tier 2 mathematics intervention to support first grade students. Paper presented at the CEC Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Nelson, N., Doabler, C. T., Clarke, B., Fien, H., Smolkowksi, K., Baker, S. K., Crone, D.A., & Smith, J. M. (2013, August). Multifaceted Observation Systems: Examining the Quantity and Quality of Instructional Interactions. Paper presented at the EARLI 2013: 15th Biennial Conference, Munich, Germany.

Shanley, L., Strand Cary, M., Clarke, B., & Jungjohann, K. (2013, September). Teaching early knowledge of whole number concepts through technology: Findings from a feasibility study of an iPad delivered kindergarten mathematics intervention. Paper presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness conference, Washington, DC.

Strand Cary, M., Doabler, C. T., Clarke, B., Fien, H., Baker, S. & Jungjohann, K., (2013, March). Evaluating the promise of the FUSION tier 2 math intervention. Paper presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness conference, Washington, DC.

Strand Cary, M., Clarke, B., Jungjohann, K. & Shanley, L. (2013, April). iPad and small group interventions for students at risk for mathematics difficulties. Paper presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Strand Cary, M. & Clarke, B., (2013, March). KinderTEK: Teaching early knowledge of whole number concepts through technology…iPads! Invited presentation at the 2013 Institute for Education Sciences Investigator Meeting, Washington, DC.

Strand Cary, M., Clarke, B., Shanley, L. & Jungjohann, K. (2013, February). Two kindergarten mathematics interventions: Shared principles, divergent approaches. Paper presented at the 2013 National Association for School Psychologists Conference, Seattle, WA.

Clarke, B., Berg, T., & Strand Cary, M. (2012, October). The impact of tier 2 first grade mathematics intervention. Paper presented at the Council for Learning Disabilities Conference. Austin, TX.

Clarke, B., (2012). Investigating The Value of a Tier 2 Intervention in Kindergarten Mathematics. Paper presented at the National Council Teachers of Mathematics.  Philadelphia, PA.

Doabler, C.T., Baker, S., Smolkowski, K., Fien, H., Clarke, B., Strand Cary, M. & Chard, D. (2012). Impact And Implementation Analyses Of The ELM Kindergarten Mathematics Intervention. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Spring Conference. Washington, DC.

Doabler, C. T., Baker, S. T., Smolkowski, K., Fien, H., Clarke, B., Strand Cary, M. & Chard, D. J. (2012, March). Impact and implementation analyses of the ELM kindergarten mathematics intervention (http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED530368) . Paper presented at the 2012 Spring Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness  Conference, Washington, DC.

Doabler, C. T., Clarke, B., Baker, S. K., Smolkowski, K., Fien, H., Strand Cary, M., & Chard, D. J. (2012, April). A tier 1 mathematics intervention: Investigations of beneficial impact and effective implementation. Paper presented at the 2012 Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Denver, CO.

Doabler, C. T., Strand Cary, M., Clarke, B., Fien, H., Baker, S. K., & Jungjohann, K. (2012, March). Using single-case design to explore the potential promise of a tier 2 mathematics intervention on student mathematics achievement <http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED529429> . Poster presented at the 2012 Spring Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C.

Strand Cary, M., Doabler, C. T., Clarke, B., Fien, H., Baker, S. K., Jungjohann, K., & Berg, T. (2012, April). What can we learn from teachers implementing FUSION (Foundations of Mathematical Understanding: Developing a Strategic Intervention on Whole Number Concepts)? Formative evaluation of a developing first-grade mathematics intervention. Poster presented (http://m.core-apps.com/aera2012/speakers/c75d8da2be126b14eed85afd85918344) at the 2012 Annual American Educational Research Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Strand Cary, M., Biglan, M., Clarke, B., & Swanson, K. (2012, June). Developing KinderTEK, an iPad mathematics intervention for at-risk kindergartners. Paper presented at the 2012 International Society for Technology in Education Conference, San Diego, CA

Baker, S. K., Clarke, B., Smolkowski, K., Fien, H. & Chard, D. J. (2011, April). The value of a tier 2 intervention in kindergarten mathematics: ELM + ROOTS a randomized control trial. Paper presented at the 2011 American Education Research Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Baker, S. K., Clarke, B., Smolkowski, K., Fien, H., Doabler, C. T., Chard, D. J., & Strand Cary, M. (2011, September). Testing the efficacy of a kindergarten tier 2 intervention program (https://www.sree.org/conferences/2011f/program/downloads/abstracts/345.pdf) . Paper presented at the 2011 Fall Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference, Washington, DC.

Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Baker, S. K., Fien, H., Smolkowski, K., & Chard, D. J. (2011, February). Early Learning in Mathematics. Developing observation instruments to explore mediators of student achievement. <http://pcrc-conference.org/panel11.html>  Paper presented at Pacific Coast Research Conference, Coronado, CA.

Baker, S.K., Clarke, B., Fien, H., Smolkowski, K., Doabler, C., & Chard, D. (2010). Early Learning in Mathematics (ELM): The Efficacy of a Kindergarten Curriculum Implemented in Whole Classroom Settings. Institute for Education Sciences Conference, Washington, D.C.

Baker, S.K., Clarke, B., Chard, D., Fien, H., & Smolkowski, K. (2010). Early learning in mathematics: Efficacy of a core kindergarten mathematics curriculum. American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Baker, S. K., Clarke, B., Fien, H., Smolkowski, K., Doabler, C. T., & Chard, D. J. (2010, June). Early Learning in Mathematics (ELM): The efficacy of a kindergarten curriculum implemented in whole classroom settings (http://ies.ed.gov/funding/grantsearch/details.asp?ID=1244). Paper presented at the 2010 Research Institute for Education Sciences Conference, Washington, D.C.

Clarke, B., Baker, S.K, Chard, D., Fien, H., & Smolkowski, K. (2010). Early learning in mathematics: Efficacy of a core kindergarten mathematics curriculum. Pacific Coast Research Conference, Coronado, CA.

Clarke, B., Baker, S.K, Chard, D., Fien, H., & Smolkowski, K. (2010). Early learning in mathematics: Efficacy of a core kindergarten mathematics curriculum. Council for Exceptional Children, Nashville, TN.

Clarke, B., Baker, S. K., Fien, H., Doabler, C. T., & Strand Cary, C. (2010, June). Developing a strategic intervention on whole number concepts: Project FUSION. Paper presented at the 2010 Research Institute for Education Sciences Conference, Washington, D.C.

Doabler, C., Fien, H., Smolkowski, K., Baker, S., Clarke, B., Kosty, D., & Strand-Cary, M. (2010). Measuring Instructional Interactions in Kindergarten Mathematics. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Washington, DC.

Doabler, C., Fien, H., Smolkowksi, K., Baker, S., Clarke, B., Kosty, D., Strand-Cary, M. (2010). Measuring Instructional Interactions in Kindergarten. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Conference, Berlin, Germany.

Doabler, C., Fien, H., Smolkowski, K., Baker, S., Clarke, B., Kosty, D., & Strand-Cary, M. (2010). Measuring Instructional Interactions in Kindergarten. Accepted for presentation at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Conference. Berlin, Germany.
Jungjohann, K., Clarke, B., & Strand Cary, M. (2009). Early learning in mathematics: A formula for success. Invited presentation at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators in Eugene, OR.