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LEARN staff collaborate in the design and development of studies intended to impact the education field by improving assessment and evaluation practices with cutting-edge knowledge, instruments, and research methodologies. We will include a continuum of assessment practices (from classroom to large scale) as they impact instruction and learning. It is important to the work we do in LEARN that we share the knowledge we have gained from these research projects.


DEISA

Paper Presentations

2013, Lawrence                   Li, M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., & Wills, K. (2013, November 14th). Comparing methods to evaluate the instructional sensitivity of items: the case of instructional coverage. Instructional Sensitivity Conference. Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas. November 13-15. NCME Comparing Methods to Estimate the IS v3_ARP.pdfNCME Comparing Methods to Estimate the IS v3_ARP.pdf

2013, Lawrence                   Wills, K., Li, M., & Ruiz-Primo, M A. (2013, November 14th).  Comparing Two Study Designs to Evaluate Item Sensitivity. Instructional Sensitivity Conference. Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas. November 13-15.

2013, San Francisco           Wills, K., Li, M. (2013, May 1st). Teacher Predictions of Multiple-Choice Item Difficulty: A Two-Way Cross-Classified Bayesian Analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA. Wills AERA 2013.pdfWills AERA 2013.pdf

2013, San Francisco           Wang, T., Zhao, D., Birkby, E., Li, M., & Ruiz-Primo. M. A. (2013, April 29th). Knowledge of learning goals as a navigation tool in curriculum implementation. Paper presented at the National Council of Measurement in Education Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 

2013, Puerto Rico               Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Li, M., Birkby, E., Edwards, A., & Occhipinti, K., Aaron, M., Bair, M., (2013, April 7th). Looking at quality of instruction and students' performance: Where do the teachers' questions come from? Paper presented at the International Annual Conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2013, Puerto Rico               Li, M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Wang, T., Giamellaro, M., Wills, K., & Zhao, D. (2013, April 8th). Comparing item formats of instructionally sensitive assessments. Paper presented at the International Annual Conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Li., M., Wills, K., & Giamellaro, M. (2012, April; Symposium Organizer). Approach to Developing and Evaluating Assessments at Different Distance of a Curriculum. Paper presented at the Symposium “Approaches to develop, study, and use instructionally sensitive assessment.” National Council of Measurement in Education Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Li., M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., & Wills, K.  (2012, April). Comparing methods to estimate the instructional sensitivity of items. Paper presented at the Symposium “Approaches to develop, study, and use instructionally sensitive assessment.” National Council of Measurement in Education Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Ruiz-Primo., M. A., & Li. M. (2012, April: Symposium Organizer). Assessing Transfer of Learning: Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Curriculum, and Instruction. Paper presented at the Symposium “Assessing Transfer of Learning: Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Curriculum, and Instruction.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Ruiz-Primo., M. A., & Li. M. (2012, April: Symposium Organizer). Instructionally Sensitive Assessments and Curricula Characteristics: Learning Goals, Opportunities to Achieve Them, and Opportunities to Transfer Them. Paper presented at the Symposium “Assessing Transfer of Learning: Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Curriculum, and Instruction.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Li. M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., & Wills, K. (2012, April). Instructionally sensitive assessments and transfer of learning at different distances. Paper presented at the Symposium “Assessing Transfer of Learning: Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Curriculum, and Instruction.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Li. M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Giamellaro, M., & Wills, K. (2012, April). Instructionally sensitive assessments across three science units. Paper presented at the Symposium “Assessing Transfer of Learning: Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Curriculum, and Instruction.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Lan, M-C., Li. M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Wang, T., & Giamellaro, M. (2012, April). Linking quality of instruction to instructionally sensitive assessments. Paper presented at the Symposium “Assessing Transfer of Learning: Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Curriculum, and Instruction.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Giamellaro, M., Sands, D., Wills, K. Feehan, J., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., & Li. M. (2012, April). Teachers’ and students’ perceptions about instructionally sensitive assessments. Paper presented at the Symposium “Assessing Transfer of Learning: Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Curriculum, and Instruction.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012, Vancouver, BC          Lan, M-C., Li. M., & Ruiz-Primo, M. A., (2012). Measuring the Quality of Instructional Activities Reflected in Student Science Notebooks. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2012 Indianapolis, IN         Ruiz-Primo, M. A. (2012, April; Symposium Organizer). Examining quality of teaching form different perspectives. Paper presented at symposium: Beyond students test scores: A more comprehensive look at quality of teaching. International Annual Conference of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching. Indianapolis, IN. NARST_DEISA_Introductory paper_Ruiz-Primo  Li With Disclaimer.pdfNARST_DEISA_Introductory paper_Ruiz-Primo Li With Disclaimer.pdf

2012 Indianapolis, IN         Giamellaro, M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Li, M. (2012, March). Quality teaching as reflected in productive failure. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN. NARST_DEISA_Paper 3_Giamellaro et al_Productive Failure.pdfNARST_DEISA_Paper 3_Giamellaro et al_Productive Failure.pdf

2012 Indianapolis, IN         Li, M., Lan, M-C., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Giamellaro, M., & Wang, T. (2012, March). Supporting students to make conceptual connections. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

2012 Indianapolis, IN         Mason, H., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Giamellaro, M., & Li, M. (2012, March). What do students’ science notebooks reflect about the quality of teaching students receive? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN. NARST_DEISA_Paper 4_Mason et al_Notebooks_CS.pdfNARST_DEISA_Paper 4_Mason et al_Notebooks_CS.pdf

2012 Indianapolis, IN         Wang, T., Lan, M-C., Giamellaro, M., Zhao, D. Y., Birkby, E., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., & Li, M. (2012, March). Knowledge of learning goals as a navigation tool in curriculum implementation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.

2011, New Orleans             Willis, K., Sands, D., Li, M., & Ruiz-Primo, M.A., (2011, April). Judging instructionally sensitive assessment: Teachers’ and students’ perspectives. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA. 

2011, New Orleans             Giamellaro, M., Tasker, T., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., & Li, M. (2011, April). Mapping science curricula: A method for supporting teachers in the articulation of learning goals. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA. 

2011, Orlando                     Ruiz-Primo, Li, M., Sands, D., Willis, K., Giamellaro, M., & Jones, A. (2011, March). Developing instructionally sensitive assessment: Lesson learned about the manipulation of Close and Proximal Item Characteristics. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Orlando, FL.

2011, Orlando                     Giamellaro, M., Wang, M-C., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., & Li, M. (2011, March). Addressing elementary teacher misconceptions in science and supporting peer learning through curriculum mapping.  Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Orlando, FL.

2010, Northumbria            Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Li, M., Sands, D., O’Brian, J. (2010, September). An Approach for Developing and Evaluating Instructionally Sensitive Assessments. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Assessment SIG.

2010, Denver                       Ruiz-Primo, M.A., Li, M., Sands, D., Willis, K., O’Brian, J., (2010, April). Developing and Evaluating Instructionally Sensitive Assessments. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Denver, CO.

 

Workshops

2013, Portland                     Ruiz-Primo, M. A., & Li, M. (2013, Oct 25th). Looking at quality of instruction and students' performance: Where do the teachers' questions come from? Paper presented at the National Science Teacher Association regional meeting. Portland, OR.


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