Developing and Evaluating Instructionally Sensitive Assessments (DEISA)

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

The ultimate goal of this project is to make available a robust approach to constructing and evaluating instructionally sensitivity assessments that can detect the impact of effective instruction or programs on student learning.

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Submissions from 2013

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Comparing Item Formats of Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, M. A. Ruiz-Primo, M. Li, T. Wang, M. Giamellaro, K. Wills, Mike Orgeron, and D. Y. Zhao

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Knowledge of Learning Goals as a Navigation Tool in Curriculum Implementation, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, Ting Wang, Derek Yiran Zhao, Erich Birkby, and Min Li

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Teacher Predictions of Multiple-Choice Item Difficulty: A Two-Way Cross-Classified Bayesian Analysis, Kellie Wills and Min Li

Submissions from 2012

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Quality Teaching as Reflected in Productive Failure, Michael Giamellaro, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, and Min Li

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Is This Testing What Was Taught? Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions of Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Michael Giamellaro, Deanna Sands, Kellie Wills, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, and Min Li

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Linking Quality of Instruction to Instructionally Sensitive Assessments, Ming-Chih Lan, Min Li, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, Ting Wang, Michael Giamellaro, and Hillary Mason

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Supporting Students to Make Conceptual Connections, Min Li, Ming-Chih Lan, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, Michael Giamellaro, and Ting Wang

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Instructional Sensitivity and Transfer of Learning at Different Distances: Close, Proximal and Distal Assessment Items, Min Li, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, Michael Giamellaro, Kellie Wills, Hilary Mason, and Ming-Chih Lan

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Comparing Methods to Estimate the Instructional Sensitivity of Items, Min Li, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, and Kellie Wills

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What Do Students’ Science Notebooks Reflect about the Quality of Education Received?, Hillary Mason

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Beyond Student Test Scores: A More Comprehensive Look at Quality of Teaching Related Paper Session, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo and Min Li

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Knowledge of Learning Goals as a Navigation Tool in Curriculum Implementation, Ting Wang, Ming-Chih Lan, Michael Giamellaro, Derek Yiran Zhao, Erich Birkby, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, and Min Li

Submissions from 2011

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Addressing Elementary Teacher Misconceptions in Science and Supporting Peer Learning Through Curriculum Mapping, Michael Giamellaro, Ming-Chih Lan, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, and Min Li

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Mapping Science Curricula: A Method for Supporting Teachers in the Articulation of Learning Goals, Michael Giamellaro, Ming-Chih Lan, Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, Min Li, and Tammy Tasker

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Judging Instructionally Sensitive Assessment: Teachers’ and Students’ Perspectives, Kellie Wills, Deanna Sands, Min Li, and Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo