Jamie Mikeska

Jamie Mikeska
Educational Testing Service | ETS · Understanding Teaching Quality Research Center

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To evaluate the recent advances in learning progression (LP) research and identify future research directions, we reviewed LP literature from 2006 to 2018. Through a systematic search of Web of Science databases and key journals, we located 130 LP articles published between 2006 and 2018. Among these articles, we reviewed 86 studies. The review was...
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The demand for assessments of competencies that require complex human interaction is steadily growing as we move toward a focus on twenty-first century skills. As assessment designers aim to address this demand, we argue for the importance of a common language to understand and attend to the key challenges implicated in designing task situations to...
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Despite the prevalent use of observational measures in teacher evaluation systems, research has only recently begun to take into account how aspects of the instructional environment and lesson sampling design may interact with teachers’ scores on these measures. Instead, one assumption guiding current evaluation systems is that the variation in tea...
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The purpose of this report is to examine the performance of assessment items designed to measure elementary teachers' content knowledge for teaching (CKT) science as part of the ETS® Educator Series. The Elementary Education: CKT Science assessment is 1 component of licensure examination through the PRAXIS® assessments. The Elementary Education: CK...
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In order to create conditions for students’ meaningful and rigorous intellectual engagement in science classrooms, it is critically important to help science teachers learn which strategies and approaches can be used best to develop students’ scientific literacy. Better understanding how science teachers’ instructional practices relate to student a...
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This report describes efforts by a group of science teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and content specialists to conceptualize, develop, and pilot practice-based assessment items designed to measure elementary science teachers' content knowledge for teaching (CKT). The report documents the framework used to specify the content-specific teac...
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Teacher quality is at the center of today’s ardent discussions about the educational system, with calls for the reform and critical review of teacher development programs. There is no lack of activity in response to these calls. There are thousands of teacher education, induction, and professional programs in the U.S. which offer teachers a veritab...
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The elementary science teacher educators in this article set recognize the challenges that new science teachers face when they enter classrooms. They have developed frameworks and strategies aimed at helping the preservice teachers with whom they work become “well-started beginners” who are ready to address problems of science teaching. To do so, t...
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Science education reform has long focused on assessing student inquiry, and there has been progress in developing tools specifically with respect to experimentation and argumentation. We suggest the need for attention to another aspect of inquiry, namely mechanistic reasoning. Scientific inquiry focuses largely on understanding causal mechanisms th...
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Teachers often make instructional decisions based on favorite activities or their feelings about what works or does not. Professional development standards call for an increased focus on helping teachers collect and analyze evidence of student learning to inform revisions to instructional practices. One form of evidence that has been used is videot...
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The purpose of this study is to examine 1) whether the use of teaching dilemmas helps teachers consider instructional strategies and move towards a more student-centered pedagogical orientation and 2) how the structure of the problem affects participants' thinking and performance in analyzing teaching dilemmas during a problem-based learning profes...

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