Tuesday, October 24, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 PM (PDT) at Berkeley Way West 1204 and via Zoom
Open to GSE faculty, students, and community.
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Come learn what the BEAR Center has been up to! Presentations include:
Identifying Boundaries and Contexts of an Affective Trait: Belonging in Science for High School Students by Sabine Jeske, Rachel Harris, and Linda Morell
A Learning Progression for Water as a Limited Resource and the Impacts of Human Activity on Socioecological Systems by Kristin Gunckel
New Item Types for the DRDP Assessment System: Structured Prompts by Joshua Sussman and Karen Draney
Relationship Between the Composite and Subscales: an Investigation in the Context of High School Assessment of Problem-Solving Using Mathematics by Perman Gochyyev
Modeling Computational Thinking Using Multidimensional Item Response Theory: Investigation into Model Fit by Richard Brown
Sabine Jeske is an Academic Coordinator for the Science and Health Education Partnership at the University of California, San Francisco. She is co-leading the development and implementation of the NIH-sponsored Teen Wellness Connection (TWC) program.
Rachel Harris (she/they) is an Academic Coordinator for the Science and Health Education Partnership at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also co-leading the Teen Wellness Connection (TWC) program.
Linda Morell is a Principle Research Scientist and Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. She is Co-Investigator on the TWC project, a Science & Health Partnership initiative at the University of California, San Francisco.
Kristin Gunckel (Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2008) is a professor of science education. Her research focuses on learning progressions in environmental science literacy, elementary teacher preparation, and queering science education. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., Dr. Gunckel was a middle school science teacher, environmental educator, and a geologist. Dr. Gunckel teaches science methods courses in the elementary teacher preparation program and graduate courses in science education.
Josh Sussman is an academic researcher at the BEAR Center where he conducts psychometric research with the DRDP assessment and applied research using DRDP data. His interests center on adapting assessment systems to better meet educators' needs.
Karen Draney is the Co-Director of the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and an adjunct professor in the Berkeley School of Education. Her areas of interest and expertise include the development of assessment systems that are centered on constructs and learning progressions and the use of psychometric models to provide usable, actionable information.
Perman Gochyyev is a behavioral statistician at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, and at the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center. His research areas include latent variable modeling, causal inference, and evaluation.
Richard S. Brown is a quantitative methodologist, psychometric researcher, and President of West Coast Analytics. Previously, was Chief Research Scientist and National Math and Science Initiative, and Associate Research Professor at the University of Southern California.