Lindy Crawford, Ph.D.

Lindy Crawford, Ph.D.

Professor, Ann Jones Endowed Chair in Special Education

Program Area: Special Education

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Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297900
Fort Worth, TX 76129


Lindy Crawford, Ph.D., is a professor of Special Education and the Ann Jones Endowed Chair in Special Education at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX.She is also institute faculty in the Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute. Through the ANSERS Institute, Dr. Crawford engages in research on the validity of large-scale assessments of students with and without disabilities, use of curriculum-based measures in the classroom, and effective math interventions. She has received approximately four million dollars in research grant funding through various programs operated by the United States Department of Education, including the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and the Office of Innovation and Improvement. Dr. Crawford has also been funded by the National Academy of Education and the Colorado Department of Education. Three of these grants focused on the creation and validation of an online mathematics program for students with learning disabilities and students who are learning English. The other two large grants supported research on the performance of students with disabilities on large-scale writing assessments. Currently, Dr. Crawford is investigating the effect of “active electronic support tools,” such as hyperlinks and audio support, on students’ mathematics performance. This research is supported, in part, by a gift from Hugh and Janet Thompson of Florida. Participants in these studies include but are not limited to students attending Starpoint School, one of two laboratory schools for students with disabilities in the College of Education at TCU. Some of Dr. Crawford’s publications appear in The Journal of Special Education, Exceptional Children, Remedial and Special Education, and the Journal of Learning Disabilities.


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Research Areas

  • Online mathematics curricula for middle school students with learning disabilities or differences
  • Large-scale writing assessments
  • Test accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Alternate assessments
  • Curriculum-based measurement