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Nathaniel J. S. Brown

associate research professor


 
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Campion Hall 301D
617-552-0708

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.Sc., Cambridge University
B.S., Harvey Mudd College

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS
Quantitative methods, including measurement, psychometrics, statistics, and research design

Qualitative methods, including video analysis, interaction analysis, and cognitive ethnography

Embedded classroom assessment for learning and large-scale standardized assessment of learning

Conceptual change and embodied cognition in the learning sciences and science education

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Brown, N. J. S., Afflerbach, P. P., & Croninger, R. G. (2014). Assessment of critical-analytic thinking. Educational Psychology Review, 26, 543-560.

Brown, N. J. S., & Wilson, M. (2011). A model of cognition: The missing cornerstone in assessment. Educational Psychology Review, 23, 221-234.

Brown, N. J. S., Furtak, E. M., Timms, M., Nagashima, S. O., & Wilson, M. (2010). The Evidence-Based Reasoning Framework: Assessing scientific reasoning. Educational Assessment, 15, 123-141.

Brown, N. J. S., Nagashima, S. O., Fu, A., Timms, M., & Wilson, M. (2010). A framework for analyzing scientific reasoning in assessments. Educational Assessment, 15, 142-174.

Edited Volumes

diSessa, A. A., Levin, M., & Brown, N. J. S. (Eds.). (in press). Knowledge and interaction: A synthetic agenda for the learning sciences. New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown, N. J. S., Duckor, B., Draney, K., & Wilson, M. (Eds.). (2011). Advances in Rasch measurement (Vol. 2). Maple Grove, MN: JAM Press.

Book Chapters

Brown, N. J. S., Maderer, S. S., & Wood, J. (in press). Assessing physical and earth and space science in the context of the Framework for K-12 Science. In H. Braun (Ed.), The challenges to measurement in an era of accountability, NCME Edited Book Series. New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown, N. J. S., Danish, J. A., Levin, M., & diSessa, A. A. (in press). Competence reconceived: The shared enterprise of Knowledge Analysis and Interaction Analysis. In A. A. diSessa, M. Levin, & N. J. S. Brown (Eds.), Knowledge and interaction: A synthetic agenda for the learning sciences. New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown, N. J. S. (in press). Feedback-relevant places: Interpreting shifts in explanatory narratives. In A. A. diSessa, M. Levin, & N. J. S. Brown (Eds.), Knowledge and interaction: A synthetic agenda for the learning sciences. New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown, N. J. S., Dai, S., & Svetina, D. (in press). Analyzing NAEP data at the item level. In P. Kloosterman, D. Mohr, & C. Walcott (Eds.), What mathematics do students know and how is that knowledge changing? Evidence from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (pp. 33-45). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Brown, N. J. S., Svetina, D., & Dai, S. (in press). Analyzing NAEP data at the construct level. In P. Kloosterman, D. Mohr, & C. Walcott (Eds.), What mathematics do students know and how is that knowledge changing? Evidence from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (pp. 317-336). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Kloosterman, P., Walcott, C., Brown, N. J. S., et al. (2015). Using NAEP to analyze eighth-grade students’ ability to reason algebraically. In J. A. Middleton, J. Cai, & S. Hwang (Eds.), Large-scale studies in mathematics education (pp. 179-207). New York, NY: Springer.

CURRENT GRANTS

VideoReView: Support for Teachers’ Collection and Interpretation of Classroom Video to Improve Science Understanding and Argumentation. (NSF DRK-12: $2,296,031). S. Doubler (PI), S. Guler (co-PI), N. J. S. Brown (co-PI).

Focus on Energy: Preparing Elementary Teachers to Meet the NGSS Challenge. (NSF DRK-12: $1,999,836). S. Lacy (PI), N. J. S. Brown (co-PI), R. Tobin (co-PI).

Psychometric and Growth Modeling of Complex Patterns of Learning Resulting From the Interrelationships Between Multiple Learning Progressions. (NSF REESE: $951,997). N. J. S. Brown (PI).

AWARDS

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow, 2004—2005

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 1999—2002

Winston Churchill Foundation Fellow, 1998—1999

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