Publications Presentations

Journal Articles

Castellano, K.E., Mikeska, J.N., Moon, J.A., Holtzman, S. Gao, J., & Jiang, Y. (2022). Do the tenets of answer changing research hold for an innovative assessment? Journal of Science Education and Technology, 31, 528-541. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10956-022-09971-2  

Cisterna, D., Bookbinder, A. K., Mikeska, J.N., & Lakhani, H. R. (2022). Elementary preservice teachers’ perceptions of assessment tasks that measure content knowledge for teaching about matter. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1080/1046560X.2021.2015831

Conference Presentations

Hanuscin, D., Mikeska, J.N., & the CKT project participants. (2022, May 25). Supporting elementary teachers’ content knowledge for teaching about matter. [Webinar.]NARST Research to Practice Webinar Series.

Hanuscin, D.., Melton, J., Borda, E., & Mikeska, J. (2022, March 27-30) Variation in the Implementation of Educative Curriculum Materials for Teacher Educators in Two Course Contexts. NARST Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.

Mikeska, J.N., Lakhani, H., & Cisterna, D. (2022, March 27-30). Exploring the nature of challenges preservice elementary teachers experience about matter content and content teaching. [Poster presentation.] National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.

Melton, J., & Borda, E. (2021, October 28-30). A Matter of Understanding: Teaching About Teaching Matter in the Elementary Grades. NSTA Area Conference on Science Education. Portland, OR.

Cisterna, D., & Mikeska, J.N. (2021, June 15-17). Developing and validating assessments to measure and build elementary teachers’ content knowledge for teaching about matter and its interactions within teacher educator settings [Poster presentation]. DRK-12 PI Meeting, Online.

Hanuscin, D., Mikeska, J.N., Cisterna, D., & Melton, J. Cisterna, D., & Mikeska, J.N. (2021, June 15-17). Developing and validating assessments to measure and build elementary teachers’ content knowledge for teaching about matter and its interactions within teacher educator settings [Poster presentation]. DRK-12 PI Meeting, Online

Castellano, K.E., Mikeska, J.N., Moon, J.A., Holtzman, S., Gao, J., & Jiang, Y. (2021, June 9-11). Do the tenets of answer changing research hold for an innovative assessment? [Poster presentation]. National Council on Measurement in Education, Online

Mikeska, J.N., & Castellano, K. (2021, April 9-12). National field test results examining elementary preservice teachers’ content knowledge for teaching about matter [Paper presentation]. AERA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Virtual conference.

Cisterna, D., Mikeska, J.N., Castellano, K., & Lentini, J. (2021, April 7-10). Exploring science teacher educators’ evaluation of a score report to support content knowledge for teaching. [Poster presentation]. National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Virtual conference. 

Hanuscin, D., Borda, E., Melton, J., & Mikeska, J.N. (2021, April 7-10) Educative Curriculum Materials for Teacher Educators: Building Content Knowledge for Teaching About Matter. Paper presented at the annual meeting of NARST. Online. [video]

Hanuscin, D., Borda, E., Melton, J., & Mikeska, J.N. (2021, January). Resources for supporting the development of elementary teachers’ content knowledge for teaching about matter. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Online.  

Mikeska, J.N., Hanuscin, D., Borda, E., Hanley, D., Castellano, K., Cisterna, D., & Melton, J. (2020, May). Developing tools to assess and build elementary pre-service teachers’ content knowledge for teaching (CKT) about matter and its interactions. Video presented as part of the 2020 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase.

Mikeska, J., Cisterna, D., Melton, D.,Orlandi, E., Castellano, K., Hanuscin, D., & Borda, E. (2020, January 3-6) Creating a Summative Assessment to Measure Elementary Pre-Service Teachers’ Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter and Its Interactions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. San Antonio, TX. [poster] [handout]

Hanuscin, D. et al. (2020, January 3-6) Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter: Educative Curriculum Materials for Teacher Educators. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education. San Antonio, TX. [presentation]

Hanuscin, D. et al. (2020, March 13-18) Designing Educative Curriculum Materials for Teacher Educators: Supporting Elementary Teachers’ Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter. Poster presented at the annual meeting of NARST. Portland, OR. (conference canceled) [poster]

Mikeska, J.N., Cisterna, D., Lakhani, H., Vaval, L., Bookbinder, A.K., & Myers, D. (2020, March 13-18). Knowledge in use: Examining elementary teachers’ content knowledge for teaching about matter using scenario-based assessments. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Portland, OR. (conference canceled) [presentation]

Cisterna, D., Mikeska, J.N., Bookbinder, A.K., Myers, D.L., Lakhani, H., & Vaval, L. (2020, March 13-18). Elementary pre-service teachers’ perceptions of assessment tasks to measure content knowledge for teaching about matter. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Portland, OR. (conference canceled) [poster]