Edward S. Shapiro, Ph.D., currently is Professor of School Psychology and Director, Center for Promoting Research to Practice in the College of Education at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is the 2006 winner of the Senior Scientist Award given by the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association in recognition of senior member of the field who has provided a sustained program of outstanding theoretical and research activity. He is the author or co-author of 10 books including his most recently published third edition of Academic Skills Problems: Direct Assessment and Intervention. Dr. Shapiro is best known for his work in curriculum-based assessment and non-standardized methods of assessing academic skills problems. Among his many projects, Dr. Shapiro co-directs a federal model/demonstration project focused on the development of a multi-tiered, Response-to-Intervention model in two districts in Pennsylvania. Over the past five years, Dr. Shapiro has been working as a consultant with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to facilitate an effort to establish progress monitoring systems for students in special education and is currently collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Education in developing and facilitating the implementation of the Response-to-Intervention methodology for the state. Copyright RTI Action Network.