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STEM Smart Brief: Teaching and Learning Under the Next Generation Science Standards This brief gives an overview—and by no means a comprehensive one—of several NGSS-aligned projects in the…
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Constructing Assessment Tasks that Blend Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science Practices for Classroom Formative Applications How do we measure knowledge in use? In this…
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Instructional Scaffolding in STEM Education This book uses meta-analysis to synthesize research on scaffolding and scaffolding-related interventions in STEM (science, technology, engineering,…
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Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science (GRIDS) Curricular Units Three middle school science curricular units on the topics of genetics, ocean biodiversity & discourse, and solar…
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A synthesis of mathematics writing: Assessments, interventions, and surveys Mathematics standards in the United States describe communication as an essential part of mathematics. One outlet…
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Initial Understandings of Fraction Concepts Evidenced by Students With Mathematics Learning Disabilities and Difficulties Documenting how students with learning disabilities (LD) initially…
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A Handbook and Tool for Uncovering Children’s Conceptions of Fractions Understand students’ fraction concepts through interview tasks.  Includes tasks and guide to record student thinking…
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Content validity evidence for new problem-solving measures (PSM3, PSM4, and PSM5) Bostic, J., Matney, G., Sondergeld, T., & Stone, G. (2018, November). Content validity evidence for new…
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Validation: A Burgeoning Methodology for Mathematics Education Scholarship Validity-related issues are a growing topic within the mathematics education community. Until recently, validation…
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Opportunities to Participate (OtP) in Science: Examining Differences Longitudinally and Across Socioeconomically Diverse Schools The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a survey…
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Addressing Misconceptions in Secondary Geometry Proof Cirillo, M. & Hummer, J. (2019). Addressing misconceptions in secondary geometry proof. Mathematics Teacher, 112(6…
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Automated text scoring and real‐time adjustable feedback: Supporting revision of scientific arguments involving uncertainty This paper describes HASbot, an automated text scoring and real‐time…
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Measuring Science Instructional Practice: A Survey Tool for the Age of NGSS Ambitious efforts are taking place to implement a new vision for science education in the United States, in both…
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What Can We Learn from Correct Answers? Dig deeper into classroom artifacts using research-based learning progressions to enhance your analysis and response to student work, even when most…
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Aligning Test Scoring Procedures with Test Uses: A Balancing Act Test scoring procedures should align with the intended uses and interpretations of test results. In this paper, we examine…
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Guiding Collaborative Revision of Science Explanations This paper illustrates how the combination of teacher and computer guidance can strengthen collaborative revision and identifies…
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Understanding Science and Language Connections: New Approaches to Assessment with Bilingual Learners We report on the use of bilingual constructed response science assessments in the context…
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Complementary Assessments of Prospective Teachers’ Skill with Eliciting Student Thinking As teacher education shifts to focus on teaching beginners to do the work of teaching, assessments need…
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The Effect of Automated Feedback on Revision Behavior and Learning Gains in Formative Assessment of Scientific Argument Writing Application of new automated scoring technologies, such as…
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Characterizing the Formative Assessment Enactment of Experienced Science Teachers Teachers' use of formative assessment (FA) has been shown to improve student outcomes; however, teachers enact…
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Chemistry Critical Friendships: Investigating Chemistry-Specific Discourse within a Domain-General Discussion of Best Practices for Inquiry Assessments High school chemistry teachers struggle…
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Impact of Graph Technologies in K-12 Science and Mathematics Education Graph technologies are now widely available in K-12 science and mathematics classrooms. These technologies have the…
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Coordinating between Graphs and Science Concepts: Density and Buoyancy Graphs illustrating complex scientific relationships require students to integrate multiple concepts and visual features…
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Pathways for Analyzing and Responding to Student Work for Formative Assessment: The Role of Teachers’ Goals for Student Learning This study explored how teachers interpreted and responded to…
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Experimental Impacts of the Ongoing Assessment Project on Teachers and Students In this report, we describe the results of a rigorous two-year study of the impacts of a mathematics initiative…
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Revisiting Purpose and Conceptualisation in the Design of Assessments of Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge In this paper, we focus on the design of assessments of mathematics teachers’ knowledge…
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Investigating Classroom-related Factors that Influence Student Perceptions of LEGO Robots as Educational Tools in Middle Schools This paper investigates classroom-related factors such as…
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Middle School Teacher Professional Development in Creating a NGSS-plus-5E Robotics Curriculum The persistent lack of diversity in STEM fields remains a serious challenge for U.S. global…
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Designing NGSS-Aligned Lesson Plans During a Teacher Professional Development Program Rapid technological advances are dominating the evolution of world’s economy and increasingly influencing…
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Analyzing Successful Teaching Practices in Middle School Science and Math Classrooms when using Robotics A robotics-based curriculum offers numerous opportunities to enrich science, technology…
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Use of a Design Canvas in a Robotics Workshop and Analysis of its Efficacy Advances in science and technology are shaping every aspect of our lives including education, work, healthcare,…
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Designing Robotics-based Science Lessons Aligned with the Three Dimensions of NGSS-plus-5E Model: A Content Analysis Currently, 19 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (…
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Early Childhood Educators’ Declarative Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards Hapgood, S., Heuring, J. & Wilson, G., Czerniak, C. (Accepted for January 2020). Early Childhood…
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Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on 5th Grade Science Achievement Czerniak, C. M., Kaderavek, J., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., Mentzer, G., Molitor, S., &…
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Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on Middle Grades Literacy and Mathematics Czerniak, C. M., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., & Kaderavek, J. (2019). Longitudinal…
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Scientific Inquiry for Young Children: Linking Teacher Professional Development and Family Engagement to Improve Student Achievement Hapgood, S., Paprzycki, P., Czerniak, C.M. (2019).…
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Thinking Beyond the Score: Multidimensional Analysis of Student Performance to Inform the Next Generation of Science Assessments Conventional assessment analysis of student results, referred…
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WISE: Web-based Inquiry Science Environment Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)All WISE units are research-tested and aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Each unit is…
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Knowledge in Use: Examining Elementary Teachers’ Content Knowledge for Teaching (CKT) about Matter using Scenario-Based Assessment This study explores how teachers across the United States…
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Elementary Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Assessment Tasks to Measure Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter This study explores how 79 elementary pre-service teachers evaluate…
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Designing Educative Curriculum Materials for Teacher Educators: Supporting Elementary Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter Building on the work of Ball and Cohen and that…
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Does Early Algebra Matter? The Effectiveness of an Early Algebra Intervention in Grades 3 to 5 A cluster randomized trial design was used to examine the effectiveness of a Grades 3 to 5 early…
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Developing a Problem-Solving Measure for Grade 4 Problem solving is central to mathematics learning (NCTM, 2014). Assessments are needed that appropriately measure students’ problem-solving…
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Development and Validation of a High School STEM Self‐Assessment Inventory The development of inclusive STEM high schools that have no academic admission requirements has been a national goal…
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The Role of Instructional Materials in the Relationship Between the Official Curriculum and the Enacted Curriculum We studied how the distal policy mechanisms of curricular aims and…
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On the Alignment of Teachers’ Mathematical Content Knowledge Assessments with the Common Core State Standards Instruments designed to measure teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics have…
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Gathering Response Process Data for a Problem-Solving Measure through Whole-Class Think Alouds Response process validity evidence provides a window into a respondent’s cognitive processing.…
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Think Alouds: Informing Scholarship and Broadening Partnerships through Assessment Think alouds are valuable tools for academicians, test developers, and practitioners as they provide a unique…
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Investigating High School Chemistry Teachers’ Assessment Item Generation Processes for a Solubility Lab Designing high school chemistry assessments is a complex and difficult task. Although…
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Investigating How Assessment Design Guides High School Chemistry Teachers’ Interpretation of Student Responses to a Planned, Formative Assessment High school chemistry teachers will often…