Chris Schatschneider

Associate Director, Florida Center for Reading Research

Not recruiting a graduate student for Fall of 2024

Chris Schatschneider


Case Western Reserve University, 1995

Research Interests

Educational psychology, learning disabilities, quantitative methods and research design, reading and language comprehension.

Current Research

Individual differences in reading skill development. Specifically, I am interested in the identification of skills that are related to the acquisition of reading ability and the use of these skills to identify children who are at-risk for early reading problems. I also have a strong interest in research design, measurement, and statistical methodology with a particular focus on multi-level modeling and item response theory.

Lab Description

Development of reading skills; prediction and identification of children with reading disabilities; research design, measurement, and quantitative methods such as hierarchical linear modeling item response theory models.

Schatschneider, C., Lane, K.L., Oakes, W.P., & Kalberg, J.R. (in press). The Student Risk Screening Scale: Exploring Dimensionality and Differential Item Functioning. Educational Assessment.

Schatschneider, C. (2013) I am ROC curves (and so can you)!. In Y. Petscher, C. Schatschneider, & D. Compton (Eds) Applied Quantitative Analysis in Education and the Social Sciences. Routledge.

Petscher, Y., Schatschneider, C., & Compton, D.L. (2013). Applied Quantitative Analysis in Education and the Social Sciences. Routledge.

Connor, C.M., Morrison, F.J., Fishman, B., Crowe, E.C., Al Otaiba, S., Schatschneider, C. (2013). A longitudinal cluster-randomized controlled study on the accumulating effects of individualized literacy instruction on students' reading from first through third grade. Psychological Science, 24, 1408-1419.

Logan, J.A.R., Hart, S.A., Cutting, L., Deater-Deckard, K., Schatschneider, C., & Petrill, S.A. (2013). Reading development in young children: Genetic and environmental influences. Child Development, 84, 2131-2144.

Taylor, J.E., Hart, S.A., Mikolajewski, A.J., & Schatschneider, C. (2013). An update on the Florida State Twin Registry. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16, 471-475.

Hart, S.A., Soden, B., Johnson, W., Schatschneider, C., & Taylor, J. (2013). Expanding the environment: Gene x school-level SES interaction on reading comprehension. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(10), 1047-1055.

Hart, S.A., Taylor, J., & Schatschneider, C. (2013). There is a world outside of experimental designs. Using twins to investigate causation. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 38, 117-126.

Hart, S.A., Logan, J.A.R., Soden-Hensler, B., Kershaw, S., Taylor J., & Schatschneider, C. (2013). Exploring how nature and nurture affect the development of reading: An analysis of the Florida Twin Project on Reading. Developmental Psychology.

Undergraduate Research

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