Evaluation and Assessment Science

Because there are many dimensions to pedagogical work, multiple measures involving multiple sources of data must be used to evaluate the range of instructional activities. A true sense of teaching — what works and what does not — takes a thorough and careful approach. 

What are we doing about it?

The College of Education is conducting research on:

  • Practices, strategies, and programs to assess why and for whom programs work
  • Applying methodologies in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods evaluation to conduct deeper assessments of education practices
  • Developing innovative and multimodal assessments to understand how youth and educators use technology
  • Applying evaluation practices that lead to programmatic culture change, more inclusive practices, and effective learning environments
  • Using measurement tools and brief assessments to collect data in-real time
  • Identifying appropriate targets for data collection in research-practice partnerships

Who is doing it?

Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Eliane Rubenstein-Avila
Assistant Research Professor, Adriana Cimetta
Assistant Research Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Sanyln Buxner
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Monica Erbacher
Assistant Vice Provost, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives, Marla Franco
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Nicole Kersting
Research Scientist, Broader Impact, Corey Knox
Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, Jenny Lee
Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, JD Lopez
Associate Professor, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies, Michelle Perfect
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Blaine Smith