Teams of researchers at our partner institutions bring different
but complementary skills and expertise to PADI.
- SRI researchers
Ron Fried, and
have been developing Web-based
inquiry assessment tasks for use in evaluating the learning
outcomes of technology-supported educational innovations.
Programming and technical support of the conceptual assessment
development is provided by
Patricia Schank and
- Robert Mislevy
has been explicating a set of principles and
a guiding framework, as well as measurement models appropriate
for complex assessments.
- Mark Wilson,
Cathleen Kennedy, and Karen Draney from the
University of California, Berkeley, have been breaking new
ground on the psychometric modeling of cognitive structures,
with a special focus on science inquiry processes.
- Nancy Songer
from the BioKIDS Project and Kathy Long from
FOSS are developing innovative science inquiry curricula targeted
at middle school students.
- Larry Hamel from CodeGuild
provides programming and technical
expertise to the conceptual assessment development.
Together these partners are integrating their knowledge,
advancing a powerful new assessment design, and demonstrating
its scalability at several implementation sites.