Dr. Karvonen is Director of the DLM Alternate Assessment Consortium and PI of the Enhanced Assessment Grant I-SMART. Dr. Karvonen has nearly 20 years of experience in large-scale assessments for students with disabilities, and in particular, alternate assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Prior to joining KU, Dr. Karvonen was a tenured faculty member in educational research and measurement. Dr. Karvonen has nearly 20 years of experience managing externally funded projects, including serving as PI or co-PI on projects totaling more than $30 million. She has co-authored more than 40 articles and book chapters, more than 50 technical reports, and 100 presentations.