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Renée  E. Lastrapes

Renée E. Lastrapes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education Research and Assessment,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3566
Office: Bayou Suite 1111


Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics 
  • Quantitative Research Design
  • Assessment for students with SLD
  • Behavioral interventions for teachers working with students with EBD


  • Lastrapes, R. E., & Mooney, P. (2020). Teachers' use and perceptions of research-to-practice articles. Exceptionality. Advance online publication.
  • Mooney, P., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2020). Conceptual replications of the Critical Content Monitoring general outcome measure in science content. Assessment for Effective Intervention. 45(2), 121-134.
  • Lastrapes, R. E. Mooney, P. (2019). Investigating Sentence Verification Technique as a potential CBM measure of science content. Journal of At-Risk Issues. 2(2), 12-22.
  • Baker, S. F., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2019). The writing performance of elementary students using a digital writing application: Results of a teacher-librarian collaboration. Interactive Technology and Smart Education. Advance online publication.
  • Lastrapes, R. E., & Mooney, P. (2019). Noticing and noting: Teaching students with EBD to effectively self-monitor. Beyond Behavior. Advance online publication.
  • Lastrapes, R. E., Fritz, J. N., & Hasson, R. (2019).  Increasing teachers’ use of behavior-specific praise with the teacher vs. student game.  Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 1, 64-78.
  • Moreno-Recio, P., Corrales, A., Orange, A., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2018). Do years of experience and hours of training really matter? Investing in school leaders’ efficacies and English learners’ language development. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 15(3), 32-52.
  • Mooney, P., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2018). Replicating criterion validity in science content for the combination of Critical Content Monitoring and Sentence Verification Technique. Assessment for Effective Intervention, published online first.
  • Lastrapes, R. E., Fritz, J. N., & Casper-Teague, L. (2018). Effects of the Teacher versus Students game on teacher praise and student behavior.  Journal of Behavioral Education, 27(4), 419-434.
  • Csaszar, I. E., Curry, J. R. & Lastrapes, R. E. (2018).  Effects of loving kindness meditation on student teachers’ reported levels of stress and empathy.  Teacher Education Quarterly, 93-116.
  • Fritz, J. N., Dupuis, D. L., Wu, W., Neal, A. E., Rettig, L. A., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2017).  Effects of equating effort on recycling and trash disposal.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50(4), 825-829.
  • Boudreaux-Johnson, M., Mooney, P., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2017).  An evaluation of Close Reading with at-risk fourth grade students in science content.  Journal of At-Risk Issues 20(1), 27-35. 
  • Jackson, K. M., Willis, K., Giles, L., Lastrapes, R. E., & Mooney, P. (2017).  How to meaningfully incorporate co-teaching into programs for middle school students with emotional and behavioral disorders.  Beyond Behavior, 26(1), 11-18.
  • Lastrapes, R. E. (2016). Let Us Play:  Using research-based games to facilitate effective instruction.  Beyond Behavior, 25(3), 27-33.
  • Mooney, P., Lastrapes, R. E., Marcotte, A. M., & Matthews, A. (2016).  Validity of two general outcome measures of science and social studies achievement.  Specialusis Ugdymas/ Special Education, 34(1), 145-188.
  • Mooney, P., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2016).  The benchmarking capacity of a general outcome measure of academic language in science and social studies.  Assessment for Effective Intervention, 41(4), 209-219.
  • Lastrapes, R. E. (2014). Using the good behavior game in an inclusive classroom. Intervention in School and Clinic. 49(4), 225-229.
  • Archer, L. A. C. & Lastrapes, R. E. (2014).  Demonstrate mathematical modeling using Excel.  Mathematics in Michigan, 47(2), 16-20.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • EDCI 7031 Quantitative Research I
  • EDCI 7032 Quantitative Research II
  • EDLS 7031 Quantitative Research I
  • EDLS 7032 Quantitative Research II
  • EDLS 8530 Research Seminar (Proposal Writing)
  • EDLS 7332 Current Issues in Educational Measurement
  • EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
  • EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
  • SPED 4300 Survey of Exceptionalities

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Lillian Oleson Scholarship for the College of Human Sciences and Education
  • Paul & Ellen Arst Scholarship for the College of Human Sciences and Education
  • Dr. William Rodney Cline Philosophy of Education Scholarship