We are committed to engaging in research and outreach that will make a significant and lasting difference at the student, classroom, school, district, state and national levels.

Integrating Student Voice into Assessment Item Design

In this video, we showcase how one of our Measuring Early Mathematical Reasoning Skills (MMaRS) team members elicited student feedback during the development of formative assessments that measure numerical relational reasoning and spatial reasoning with the purpose of guiding teachers’ instructional decisions. We conducted think aloud interviews with K-2 students to examine the functioning of various item features and analyzed the information prior to finalizing the items for pilot testing.

Computational Thinking, Game Design, and Assessment

In this video, we feature the early work of our NSF funded project, STEM+C, led by Corey Clark, Ph.D., Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Ph.D., and Eric Larson, Ph.D. This research project focuses on creating a more stable, ethical, and inclusive data science workforce by broadening the interest in data science to a more diverse population of students. It spans the fields of game design, human computer interaction, machine learning, curriculum design, and assessment by integrating essential computer science standards into Minecraft.

Developing STEM Access in K-2 Students through the MMaRS Project

In this video, we feature the early work of our NSF funded Measuring Early Mathematical Reasoning Skills (MMaRS) Project. We describe the importance of these early mathematics constructs, illustrate the iterative nature of our research to articulate and empirically validate learning progressions, and share prototypical classroom assessment tasks designed to elicit student thinking and reasoning in the constructs.

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Conference Presentations

Learn more about RME projects disseminated at recent educational research conferences around the country and world.


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RME Researchers Recent Article Published in Applied Measurement in Education

Latest article from the RME team proposes the Assessment Triangle for operationalizing and instantiating validation.

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Research-to-Practice Conference

RME's annual conference synthesizes the latest education policy, and presents practical solutions for K-12 mathematics educators.

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Response to Intervention Resources

RME's work with TEA includes the state's guidance project delivered via a mobile app and website and has since expanded to include five webinars by leading experts in RTI.

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