PMR2

Papers & Presentations

Ing, M., Jackson, K., Cobb, P., Henrick, E., Kochmanski, N., Nieman, H., Smith, T., Ahn, J., Hays, M., DiGiacamo, D., Chinen, S., & Campos, F. (2018, April). Exploring measurement issues in the context of practical measures: The case of a practical measure of the quality of discussion in mathematics classrooms. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

a presentation exploring issues of measurement in relation to practical measures of instruction 


Ahn, J., Hays, M., & Campos, F. (2018, April). Designing usable technologies for practical measurement. Poster presented at the Annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA.

a poster exploring the design of technologies for data collection and data representation for improvement efforts involving practical measures and analytics


Kochmanski, N., Cobb, P., Jarry-Shore, M., Slayton, J., Trevino, E., Brown, A. (2018, April). Embedding practical measures in supports for teachers’ learning. Session presented at the Annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA.‚Äč

a presentation sharing how several districts have embedded practical measures of the quality of mathematics discussion in efforts to support middle grades mathematics teachers' learning


Kochmanski, N., Nieman, H., Jarry-Shore, M., Treviño, E., Jackson, K., Borko, H., Cobb, P., & Henrick, E. (2018, February). Practical measures of instruction: Improving mathematics teaching with quick, actionable feedback. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Houston, TX.

a presentation describing a practical measure of the quality of discussion in classrooms and exploring how the measure has informed professional learning efforts in various district contexts


Nieman, H. & Jackson, K. (2017, October). Using practical measures to inform and improve mathematics teaching. Session presented at the Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.

a session exploring how student voice, in the form of a practical measure of instruction, might inform the work of teachers, coaches, and district leaders.


DiGiacomo, D. & Gruendler, A. L. (2017, October). Using web-based practical measures to support improvement at scale: Insights from a Research Practice Partnership. Session presented at the Digital Media and Learning Conference, University of California, Irvine. 

a presentation that draws upon survey and interview data from the the first year of a research-practice partnership between University of California Riverside and the Val Verde School District, to explore questions related to valid contexts of use for practical measures designed to improve the quality of discussion in middle school mathematics classrooms


Slayton, J. & Kochmanski, N. (2017, October). Using practical measures to improve mathematical discourse in middle grades. Session presented at the Annual LEAD Conference, Nashville, TN.

session focusing on using data from practical measures to inform improvements in the facilitation of whole-class discussions in middle grades mathematics classrooms


Jackson, K., Nieman, H., Kochmanski, N., Harris, A., Slayton, J., Treviño, E., & Asturias, H. (2017, April).  District leaders’, coaches’ and teachers’ use of practical measures to improve the quality of mathematics teaching. Session presented at the 49th National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

a session exploring a practical measure of the quality of discussion in classrooms and the way it has informed instructional improvement efforts in Jefferson County Public Schools, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and San Francisco Unified Public Schools


Jackson, K., Henrick, E., Cobb, P., Kochmanski, N., & Nieman, H. (2016).  Practical measures to improve the quality of small-group and whole-class discussion [White Paper]. Retrieved (date) from University of Washington: http://www.education.uw.edu/pmr2/files/2016/10/White-paper-practical-measures-160914.docx

a paper detailing the process by which we developed the measures of small-group and whole-class discussion


Thompson, J., & Jackson, K. (2016, June).  On the design and implementation of practical measures to support instructional improvement at scale. National Science Foundation DR-K12 Principal Investigator Conference, Washington, D.C.

a session on why and how two research-practice partnerships (one focused on science, and ours on mathematics) incorporated the use of practical measures of the quality of instruction in large-scale instructional improvement efforts


Henrick, E., Jackson, K., Ryan, J., & Takahashi, S. (2016, March). You cannot improve at scale what you cannot measure: The technical side of practical measurement development. Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA.

a session on how practical measures can feature as prominent levers for improving instructional practice at the scale of a large, urban district


Kochmanski, N., Nieman, H., & Cobb, P. (2016, March). Developing practical measures of the quality of the mathematics classroom learning environment. Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA.

a poster detailing our efforts to iterate upon and refine our current measures assessing discussion


Cobb, P., Henrick, E., & Kochmanski, N. (2015, March). Developing practical improvement measures for research-practice partnerships that aim to improve the quality of STEM instruction. Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA.

a poster detailing our process for identifying and agreeing upon a shared improvement focus with our district partners, as well as how we mapped the system of improvement to better understand our partner districts’ contexts.


Kochmanski, N., Henrick, E., and Cobb, P. (2015, October). On the development of content-specific practical measures assessing aspects of instruction associated with student learning. National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools National Conference, Nashville, TN.

a paper detailing a process for developing and validating content-specific practical measures