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Late winter 2019

We are a little over half way through our fourth year with lots to report.

We have presented or will be presenting our results at several conferences:  Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America 2018 (Greenville, SC), Pacific Coast Research Conference 2019 (Coronado, CA), National Council on Measurement in Education 2019 (Toronto, Canada), and American Education Research Association 2019 (Toronto, Canada).

We also have some new publications coming soon. Look for our work in Reading and Writing Quarterly and Educational Assessment.

Finally, we are recruiting raters for scoring this year in May and June. Please let us know if you are interested.

Summer 2018

This summer the RESET project is running two reliability studies using many-faceted Rasch measurement on two new rubric–Developing Understanding of Procedures for mathematics and Comprehensive Decoding for reading. We’ve had a couple of publications accepted, and we have several under review.  Check our publications page! Thank you to all of the teachers who’ve shared video with us and to all of the raters who’ve dedicated hours to testing the rubrics.

Spring 2018 Update

We are wrapping up another year of video collection. Thank you again to all the teachers who are bringing us into their classrooms virtually.

We are preparing for two rubric testing studies with raters this summer. First, we are testing a mathematics instruction rubric–Developing Understanding of Procedures.  Later in the summer, we will be testing the Comprehensive Decoding Rubric for reading instruction.

We recently presented on our Explicit Instruction Rubric at the AERA conference in New York City.  This summer, we will be presenting our Reading for Meaning Rubric at the Society for Scientific Studies of Reading conference in Brighton, United Kingdom.

Winter 2017 Update

Are you a math teacher interested in receiving a stipend and helping with this project by submitting video of your instruction?  If you are, please contact Angie at

We are excited to announce that a paper describing the process we have used to develop the observation rubrics has been accepted for publication in Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice.  We also have two other publications that are being developed–one describing the reliability of the Explicit Instruction rubric at different stages of development and one describing results of our pilot feedback study.

We are currently preparing to conduct reliability studies of a Comprehensive Decoding rubric for reading and a Developing Conceptual Understanding rubric for math. In the coming year, we plan to complete development of several more rubrics.  Please see the link to the left to find our current rubrics and list of those that are upcoming!

Summer 2017 Update

Even though school is out for most students and educators, a lot is happening with the RESET project this summer.  Here are the activities we are engaged in this summer:

–Expanding our testing of the Explicit Instruction rubric to a larger sample.

–Studying how the Explicit Instruction rubric might provide specific and informative feedback to teachers.

–Creating a users manual for the Reading for Meaning rubric.

–Preparing to test the Reading for Meaning rubric with a sample of videos and raters.

–Continuing development of other content specific rubrics.

Upcoming Presentations at Conferences

Council for Exceptional Children, April 2017, Boston–We will be presenting on the literature review process for creating rubric items that reflect evidence-based practices.

National Council on Measurement in Education, April 2017, San Antonio–We will be presenting the results of the generalizability studies and multi-facet Rasch analysis with the Explicit Instruction Rubric.

American Education Research Association, April 2017, San Antonio–We will be presenting on the research process for developing empirically derived descriptors for levels of performance on four rubrics: Explicit Instruction, Reading for Meaning, Fraction Computations, and Fraction Concepts.

Year 2 Kickoff!

We are excited to be starting our year two studies! We’ve used raters comments to develop descriptors for the Explicit Instruction rubric and are in the midst of a similar process for other rubrics.

We have kicked off a feedback to teachers study using the Explicit Instruction rubric, and we are piloting a study to link rubrics to student outcomes.

We still have space for a few more participants! Please contact us if you are interested!

New publication in Texas Education Review

We have a new publication, Issues in Evaluating Special Education Teachers: Challenges and Current Perspectives. You can find it in the special issue of Texas Education Review, Volume 4, Issue 1.  Here is a link:

Video collection update

Thank you for all of the great video we are receiving! Our goal is to reach 24,000 minutes of video by the end of the 2015-2016 school year. As of February 5th we are at 7, 632 minutes–almost 1/3 of the way!

RESET Underway

Thank you to the over 50 teachers who expressed interest in joining our research project! We currently have 42 teachers in three states involved in this work. We will need teachers during the next school year (2016-2017) as well, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in participating.