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Christopher Kolar

Christopher Kolar
Palo Alto Unified School District · Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

M.S.Ed.

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Introduction
I am currently the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. I have also been exploring opportunities for work in national STEM education policy and advocacy through the establishment and co-chairmanship of the Committee for the Advancement of STEM Specialty Schools, and working as a member on the leadership council of the STEM Education Coalition.
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June 2001 - February 2015
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Position
  • Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
July 1999 - June 2001
Aurora University
Position
  • Director of Instructional Technology

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Publications (9)
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As the field of gifted education shifts much of its focus todomain-specific talent development, specialized science highschools are taking their place on the stage. Back in 1981,Bloom and Sosniak argued persuasively that talent developmentcannot take place exclusively in schools. They stressedthat schools were not prepared to offer the required lev...
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The National Science Foundation has requested comments and proposals that outline challenge questions for the next decade in behavioral sciences research. At the same time, the NSF has joined the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology as well as the National Academy of Sciences in issuing reports first identifying the need for sp...
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This paper reports how 188 high school students identified as gifted in science were assessed with the Misconceptions-Oriented Standards-Based Assessment Resource for Teachers (MOSART). Students enrolled in a year-long science-centered curriculum where this instrument appeared to be a means of identifying standards-aligned progress, avoiding ceilin...
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The purposes of this article are to inform youabout the formation of your school’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), to present examples ofresearch that IRBs often encounter, to elevateawareness of human subjects research concernsfor faculty and staff, and to discuss how emergingrequirements for science competitions may affectschools, staff and stu...

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