Recent Scholarship


Marshall, J.A., Hagedorn, E.A, & O’Connor, J. (2009). Anatomy of a physics test: Validation of the physics items on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 5(1), 32-43.


Stevens, S., Delgado, C., & Krajcik, J. (2010). Developing a hypothetical multi-dimensional learning progression for the nature of matter. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 47(6), 687-715.

Beyer, C., Delgado, C., Davis, E., & Krajcik, J. (2009). Investigating teacher learning supports in high school biology curricular programs to inform the design of educative curriculum materials. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 46(9), 977-998.

Berland, L.K. (in press). Designing for STEM Integration. Journal of Pre-Collegiate Engineering Education.

Reiser, B.J., Berland, L.K., Kenyon, L.O., (2012).  Engaging students in the scientific practices of explanation and argumentation. Science Teacher, 79(4), 34-39; Science Scope, April/May, 6-11; Science and Children, 49(8), 8-13.

Berland, L.K., & Hammer, D. (2012). Framing for scientific argumentation. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 49(1), 68-94.

Equity (gender, ethnicity, language)

Riegle-Crumb and M. Humphries (2012) "Exploring Bias in Math Teachers’ Perceptions of Students’ Ability by Gender and Race/Ethnicity." Gender & Society, 26(2), 290-322.

Turner, E., Dominguez, H., Maldonado, L. & Empson, S. (2012). English learners’ participation in mathematical discussions: Shifting positionings, dynamic identities. Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, Special Equity Issue.

Roschelle, J., Pierson, J., Empson, S. B., Shechtman, N., Dunn, M., & Tatar, D. (2010). Equity in Scaling Up SimCalc: Investigating Differences in Student Learning and Classroom Implementation. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky (Eds.) Learning in the Disciplines. Proceedings of the 9thInternational Conference of the Learning Sciences, vol. I, pp. 333-340. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.

Learning Progressions

Stevens, S., Delgado, C., & Krajcik, J. (2010). Developing a hypothetical multi-dimensional learning progression for the nature of matter. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 47(6), 687-715.

Berland, L.K., & McNeill, K.L. (2010). A learning progression for scientific argumentation: understanding student work and designing supportive instructional contexts. Science Education, 94(1), p. 765-793.

Professional Development

Cormas, P. C., & Barufaldi, J. B., (2011). The Effective Research-Based Characteristics of Professional Development of the National Science Foundation's GK-12 Program. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 22(3), 255-272.

Busch (2012). Evaluating Reciprocal Coaching as a Differentiated Professional Development Strategy for Experienced Teachers: The Effect of the GK-12 Program on Teachers

Empson, S. B. & Jacobs, V. J. (2008). Learning to Listen to Children’s Mathematics. In T. Wood (Series Ed.) & P. Sullivan (Vol. Ed.), International handbook of mathematics teacher education, vol.1: Knowledge and beliefs in mathematics teaching and teaching development (pp. 257-281). Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Roschelle, J., Shechtman, N., Tatar, D., Hegedus, S., Hopkins, B., Empson, S. B., & Knudsen, J. (2010). Integration of Technology, Curriculum, and Professional Development for Advancing Middle-School Mathematics: Three Large-Scale Studies. American Educational Research Journal, 47(4), 833-878.

Science, Engineering, Mathematics

Marshall, J. A., Castillo, A.J. & Cardenas, M.B. (2015). Modeling resources in physical hydrology, Journal of Geoscience Education, 63,127-139

Marshall, J.A., & Berland, L. (2012). Developing a vision of engineering education. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education, 2(2), 36-50.

Berland, L.K., McKenna, W., & Peacock, S. (in press). Understanding students’ perceptions on the utility of engineering notebooks.  Advances in Engineering Education

Student Thinking, Teacher Learning

Empson, S. B., Levi, L., & Carpenter, T. P. (2011). The Algebraic Nature of Fractions: Developing Relational Thinking in Elementary School. In J. Cai & E. Knuth (Eds.), Early Algebraization: A Global Dialogue from Multiple Perspectives, 409-426. New York: Springer.

Empson, S. B. & Levi L. (2011). Extending Children’s Mathematics: Fractions and Decimals.Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 

Marshall, J.A., Castillo, A.J. & Cardenas, M.B. (2012). Assessing student understanding of physical hydrology. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 9, 1-19.

Walkington, C., Sherman, M., & Petrosino, A. (2012). 'Playing the game' of story problems: Coordinating situation-based reasoning with algebraic representation. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31(2), 174-195.

Marshall, J.A., Petrosino, A.J. & Martin, H.T. (2010). Pre-service teachers’ conceptions and enactments of Project Based Instruction. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 19(4), 370-186.

Berland, L.K., & Lee, V. (2012) In pursuit of consensus: disagreement and legitimization during small group argumentation. International Journal of Science Education, 34(12), 1857-1882.


Stroup, W. M., Ares, N., Lesh, R. & Hurford, A. (2007). Diversity by Design: Generativity in Next- Generation Classroom Networks. In R. Lesh, E. Hamilton & J. J. Kaput (Eds.), Foundations for the Future in Mathematics Education, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishing Company.

Delgado, C. & Krajcik, J.  (2010). Technology supports for science learning. In E. Baker, P. Peterson, & B. McGraw (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd Edition) (197-203). Oxford: Elsevier.