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Tracy Bradfield

Research Associate


Tel: 612-624-3878
tab@umn.edu

Tracy Bradfield, Ph.D., is a research associate, serving as project coordinator, co-principal investigator, and principal investigator across a variety of community-based research projects focusing on Minneapolis’ Northside community. Dr. Bradfield serves as co-principal investigator for two Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) projects including: Family Academy: Researchers and Practitioners Improving Outcomes for 0-3 year olds and Ready to Succeed (Family Academy for parents of 4-5 year olds). Dr. Bradfield is also the project coordinator of the NAZ Internal Evaluation, ensuring that NAZ’s program operations incorporate evidence-based and best practices and monitoring the effects of these practices to support continuous program improvement. In addition, Dr. Bradfield is the principal investigator for the Fresh Start Garden Project, a community-led garden and cooking program for preschool-aged children, their adult caregivers, and older youth from North Minneapolis.

In addition to these community-based research projects, Dr. Bradfield also serves as project coordinator for the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRtIEC). CRtIEC is a federally funded multi-institution center examining the feasibility of adopting a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework in early education settings. As a part of this role, Dr. Bradfield provides training and consultation on the use of the Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs) within decision making and problem-solving models.

Selected Presentations

  1. Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2014, February 20-22). Confident decision making: validation of an early childhood response to intervention decision making framework. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  2. Martin, L., Thomas, T., & Bradfield, T. (2014, February 20-22). A context and cacophony?: An exploration of the distinctive features of the home language environment of families living in a neighborhood of concentrated poverty.  Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  3. Thomas, T., Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Martin, L. (2014, February 20-22). Evaluation of a community-based participatory model of family education. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  4. Bradfield, T. A., & McConnell, S. R. (2013, October). Decision-making within an early childhood RtI model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Division of Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, San Francisco, California.

  5. McConnell, S. R., Rodriguez, M., Palma, J., Bradfield, T. A., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2013, October). Creating growth scales for second-generation Individual Growth and Development Indicators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Division of Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, San Francisco, California.

  6. McConnell, S. R., Seiwert, M., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Bradfield, T. A. (2012, October). Early childhood in Promise Neighborhoods: Northside Achievement Zone's Early Childhood Action Team. Spotlight symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis MN.

  7. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., & Spencer, T. (2012, October). Measuring a response to intervention model in early childhood: Examining assessments for identification, decision making and progress monitoring. Poster presentation at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis, MN.

  8. Bradfield, T., & Potter, L. (2012, September 21). Using a partial credit model with picture naming IGDIs 2.0. Poster presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  9. Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Holman, A., & McConnell, S. (2012, September 21). Post-summit workshop: Using individual growth and development indicators. Presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  10. McConnell, S., Wackerle-Holman, A., & Bradfield, T. (2012, September 19). IGDIs and beyond: Measurement and decision-making for language and literacy RTI efforts in early childhood education. Presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  11. Bradfield, T. (2012, February). Response to intervention (RtI) in early childhood: Decision making implications. Poster  presented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Childhood, San Diego, CA.

  12. Clayton, K., Bradfield, T., Schmitt, B., and McConnell, S. (2011, Sept. 27). The impact of instructional support on oral language development for preschoolers living in poverty. Poster at the 3rd Annual RTI Early Childhood Summit, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

  13. McConnell, S., Bradfield, T., and Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2011, Sept. 26). Using IGDIs for identifying children for tiered early literacy and language support. Presentation at the 3rd Annual RTI Early Childhood Summit, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

  14. Albano, A. D., Rodriguez, M. C., McConnell, S., Bradfield, T., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2011, April). Scaling with measures of early literacy. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  15. Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Hollman, A., McConnell, S., Rodriguez, M. C. & Albano, A. D. (2011, April). Construct identification to support early literacy measurement. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  16. Rodriguez, M. C., Albano, A. D., McConnell, S., Wackerle-Hollman, A. & Bradfield, T. (2011, April). Standard setting with innovative measures of early literacy: Contrasting Groups. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  17. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., Albano, A. D., & Rodriguez, M. C. (2011, April). Task development and item analysis in innovative measures of early literacy. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  18. McConnell, S., Rodriguez, M., Schmitt, B., Bradfield, T.A., & Clayton, K. (2011, February). Early Childhood Response to Intervention: Using Second-Generation IGDIs. Symposium presented at annual meetings of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

  19. Bradfield, T.A., & McConnell, S. R. (2011, January). Expanding & improving assessment of early literacy and language development in preschool: IGDIs 2.0. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Minnesota School Psychologists Association.

  20. Bradfield, T. Carta, J., & Atwater, J. (2010, February 25-27).  Individual Growth and Development Indicators: Their Role in the CRtIEC Measurement Architecture. Panel presentation at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI), San Diego, CA.


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