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Publications

  • Ayala, C.C., Ruiz-Primo, E. Furtak, Y. Yin and R. Shavelson. 2010. Formative Assessment, Motivation, and Science Learning. Handbook of Formative Assessment : 159-158.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2009. Facet-based Approaches to Diagnostic Science Assessment. Presented at American Research Association Conference, April, in Washington, D.C.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2008. Computer Based Science Simulation Assessments. Presented at the Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning Conference, Oct, in San Francisco, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2008. Efficacy of the Online Physics Program. Presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Educational Statistics, June, in Washington, D.C.

  • Ayala, C.C., R.J. Shavelson, Y. Yin, E.M. Furtak and M.A. Ruiz-Primo. 2008. On the Role and Impact of Formative Assessment on Science Inquiry Teaching and Learning. Assessing Science Learning, Perspectives From Research and Practice : 21-36.

  • Ayala, C.C. 2008. Building evaluation recommendations for improvement: Insights from student formative assessments. Fundamental issues in evaluation : 159–166.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2007. Formative Assessment Pedagogies. Presented at the visiting Korean Teachers, June, in Rohnert Park, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2007. Validity of Design Heuristics Applied to SEPUP: Scaffolding Teacher Learning. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Research in Science Teaching, April, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2006. Formal Formative Assessments and the Assessment Pedagogies. Presented at the Center for Informal Science Education—Exploratorium, Feb, in San Francisco, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2006. Reflective Lessons. Presented at the Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning, May, in Asilomar, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, Y Yue, E. Furtak and R. Shavelson. 2006. Formal and Informal Formative Assessments. Presented at the National Association for the Research in Science Teaching, April, in San Francisco, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2006. On the Development of CAESL/FAST Reflective Lessons. Presented at the National Association for the Research in Science Teaching, April, in San Francisco, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc and P. Brandon. 2006. The relationships among middle-school inquiry-based science student achievement measures: The results of structural equation modeling analyses. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, November, in Portland, OR.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2005. Scaling Up: Assessment Measures for the Foundational Approaches to Science Teaching. Presented at NSF Interagency Education Research Initiative, Aug, in Washington, D.C.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2005. Assessment Development. Presented at Assessment Development SSU, May, in Rohnert Park, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2005. Science Education for Public Understanding Program—Lawrence Hall of Science. Presented at NSF K-12 Math, Science, and Technology Curriculum Developers Conference, Feb, in Washington, D.C.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2005. Scaling Up: Assessment Measures for the Foundational Approaches to Science Teaching. Presented at NSF Interagency Education Research Initiative, Aug, in Honolulu, HI.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2005. Development of Student Outcome Measures for Inquiry Based Science Program. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, in Montreal Canada.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc and J. Ward. 2005. Questioning Techniques in Science Teaching. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, in Montreal Canada.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2005. Assessment Pedagogies. Presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, in Montreal, Canada.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc and SEAL. 2005. From Formative Embedded Assessments to Reflective Lessons: Designing the Means for Assessing Student Achievement. Presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, in Montreal, Canada.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2005. Scaling Up: Student Measures. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, October, in Toronto, Canada.

  • Ayala, C.C., M. Ruiz-Primo, M. Li and R. Shavelson. 2005. Evaluating students' science notebooks as an assessment tool. International Journal of Science Education.

  • Ayala, C.C., M. Ruiz-Primo, M. Li and R. Shavelson. 2005. Evaluating students' science notebooks as an assessment tool. International Journal of Science Education.

  • Ayala, C.C., Y. Yue, J. Vanides and R. Shavelson. 2005. Comparison of Two Concept-Mapping Techniques: Implications for Scoring, Interpretation, and Use. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 2: 166-184.

  • Ayala, C.C. 2005. Formative assessment guidelines for teachers. Science Scope.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2004. Scaling Up Assessment Suite. Presented at Scaling Up Project, Jun, in Honolulu, HI.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2004. Reflective Lessons. Presented at the Chief Council of State School Officers, Jun, in Boston, MA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, Y. Yin, J. Vanides, Ruiz-Primo and R. Shavelson. 2004. Equivalence of Two Science Concept-Map Assessments: Created and Selected Linking Phrases. Presented at the American Educational Research Association, April, in San Diego, CA.

  • Ayala, C.C., Y. Yin, M. Ruiz-Primo and R. Shavelson. 2004. Comparison of Two Construct-a-Concept-Map Science Assessments: Created Linking Phrases and Selected. Center For Research On Evaluation, Standards, And Student Testing CSE Report 624, UCLA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2003. Promoting Learning Through Formative Assessment. Presented at A presentation to the SSU Mathematics department, Mar, in Rohnert Park, CA.

  • Ayala, C.C., R. Shevelson, M. Ruiz-Primo and M. Li. 2003. Evaluating New Approaches to Assessing Learning. Center For Research On Evaluation, Standards, And Student Testing CSE Report 604, UCLA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2002. California Science Teacher’s Association Conference Presentation, Using a Research-Based Knowledge Framework for Science Teaching and Learning. Presented at A presentation of a knowledge framework to be used to help teachers re-conceptualize what they are teaching students, Oct, in San Francisco, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc. 2002. California Science Teacher’s Association Conference Presentation, Making the Most of Science Assessments: Closing the Gap. Presented at A presentation on the use of embedded assessments and formative feedback in science curriculums, Oct, in San Francisco, CA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, R.J Shavelson and Y. Yin. 2002. Students' problem solving strategies in performance assessment: Hands on and minds on. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, Y. Yin, R.J. Shavelson and J. Vanides. 2002. Investigating the cognitive validity of performance assessments with think alouds: Technical aspects. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, May, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, Y. Yin and R.J. Shavelson. 2002. Cognitive interpretation of performance assessment task types. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Ayala, C.C. 2002. Parent Voices: Making a commitment to quality education. Multilingual Educator 3-1.

  • Ayala, C.C., R. Shevelson, Y. Yin and S. Schultz. 2002. Reasoning Dimensions Underlying Science Achievement: The Case of Performance Assessment, Educational Assessment. Educational Assessment 2: 101-121.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, Y Yin, Susan Schultz and R.J. Shavelson. 2001. Examining high school students’ science achievement with different types of science assessments: A perspective from reasoning. Presented at the American Educational Research Association, Nov, in Seattle WA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, M. Li and A. Hayden. 2001. The nature of cognition, shared discourse and science talk in a second grade classroom. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Nov, in Seattle, WA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, E. Scherling and F. Contreras. 2000. Proposition 227: A case study of district. Presented at the American Educational Research Association, April, in New orleans, LA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, M.A. Ruiz-Primo, M. Li and R. Shavelson. 2000. Science Journals as an assessment tool. Presented at the American Educational Research Association, April, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, M. Li, M.A. Ruiz-Primo and R.J. Shavelson. 2000. Reliability and validity of inferences about students' science understanding using their science journals. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Ayala, C.C, M.A, Ayala and R. Shavelson. 2000. On the cognitive interpretation of performance assessment scores. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Ayala, C.C. and E. Schirling. 2000. Bilingual Research Journal. Bilingual Research Journal 24: 127.

  • Ayala, C.C. 2000. On the cognitive interpretation of performance assessment scores. Stanford: CRESST Report/ Stanford University.

  • Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtemoc, M.A. Ruiz-Primo, M. Li and R. Shavelson. 1999. On the use of students' science journals as an assessment tool: A scoring approach. Presented at the National Associations for Research in Science Teaching, May, in Boston, MA.

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Educational Background

  • 2002 – Ph.D, Stanford University (Curriculum and Teacher Education Science Education )

  • 1997 – M.A., San Diego State University (Educational Leadership)

  • 1996 – California Administrative Services Credential, San Diego State University ()

  • 1985 – Single Subject Teaching Credential, University of California—Santa Cruz (Physical Science and Chemistry)

  • 1985 – California Multiple Subject Bilingual Teaching Credential, University of California—Santa Cruz ()

  • 1985 – B.A., University of California—Santa Cruz (Chemistry and Environmental Studies)

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Grants

  • Project Grant: Use of handhelds in science classroom

  • Chemistry Facets: Formative Assessments for Chemistry Teachers

  • Study of the Effects of Professional Development and Long-term Support on Curriculum Implementation and Scaling Up

  • Cinematic Sciences: Online 3D physics program

  • National Science Foundation NOYCE Program

  • Research Training Grant

  • California State University System

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Positions & Honors

  • • 2008-present – Member of the Science CALPASS organization consisting of science educators , our region planning science education regionally

  • • 2008 – Science Fair Judge , Technology High School

  • • 2008 – Judge for Sonoma County Science Olympiad,

  • • 2007-8 – Member of the Provost Review Committee,

  • • 2007-2009 – Vice president , Technology High School PSTA

  • • 2003-2008 – Faculty Standards and Affairs Committee (served as member and Chair),

  • May 05, 06, 08, 10 – • School Marshall for Sonoma State University graduation, Sonoma State University

  • Fall 2005- present – • Director of the Science and Mathematics Teacher Recruitment Initiative , Sonoma State university

  • 2010 – Robert Noyce Scholarship proposal reviewer , National Science Foundation: Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)

  • 2009 to present – Evaluator and Curriculum Specialist: NSF GK-12 grant evaluator and curriculum specialist , Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory

  • 2009 to present – Member of the Planning Committee, National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • 2009 - present – PACT trainer of scorers Science , Sonoma State University

  • 2008-present – Academic Affairs Budget Advisory Committee member,

  • 2008-2009 – • Member of Technology Search Committee, Sonoma State University

  • 2008-2009 – • Chair of the Department RTP Committee member, SSU

  • 2008 to present – Formative Assessment Advisor- for the Assessing Teacher Competency in Formative Assessment project, National Science Foundation

  • 2008 to present – Formative Assessment Developer and Collaborator, National Science Foundation

  • 2008 to present – Formative Assessment Advisor/Evaluator, NSF: Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

  • 2008 – Science Education Advisor for Advanced Placement Test- Chemistry revision, College Board, New York

  • 2007-2009 – Simulation Designer and Consultant , WESTED Mathematics Science and Technology Group

  • 2007-2009 – Formative Assessment Advisor for the NSF REESE grant , University of Hawaii

  • 2007-2009 – Formative Assessment and Science Education Advisor, UC Berkeley

  • 2007-2008 – • Department RTP committee member, Sonoma State university

  • 2007-08, 2008-current – • Director of Assessment and Accreditation , Sonoma State University

  • 2007 to Present – Director of Assessment and Accreditation, Sonoma State University

  • 2006-07, 2007-08 – • Chair of Adolescent Search Committee , SSU

  • 2006 & 2008 – Assessment Reviewer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science,

  • 2005-2008 – American Education Research Association Proposal Reviewer,

  • 2005-2007 – Evaluator and Formative Assessment Advisor for the Designing Inquiry in the Geological Sciences (DIGS), NSF assessment development grant, NSF

  • 2005-2006 – Evaluator and Assessment Specialist with Sonoma State University’ Timesly Project,

  • 2005 to Present – Director of the Science Mathematics Teacher Recruitment Initiative, Sonoma State University

  • 2005 – Reviewer for the National Science Foundation Grants ,

  • 2004-2008 – On line Assessment Developer and Collaborator for the CALIPERS project, National Science Foundation

  • 2004-2005 – Advisor and Assessment Specialist for the National Writing Project Evaluation and Research Project,

  • 2004 – • Co-Chair For Standard One for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) committee, Sonoma State university

  • 2003-2006 – Reviewer for the American Education Research Journal,

  • 2003- present – Single Subject Advisory Committee member, Sonoma State University

  • 2002-present – Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education,, Sonoma State University

  • 2002-2007 – Research Associate, Standford University

  • 2002-2005 – Evaluator and Assessment Specialist for the Science Education for Public Understanding (SEPUP) Lawrence Hall of Science ,

  • 2002 – Advising Santa Rosa City Schools Assistant Superintendent and staff on the use of Formative Assess,

  • 1996-1998 – Principal, Dool Elementary School

  • 1996 – Program Director, Desert Sun Science Center—Astro Camp

  • 1992-1995 – Program Manager, Next Century Schools, De Anza Junior High

  • 1992-1995 – Instructor, San Diego State university

  • 1988-1989 – District Science Mentor, Calexico Unified School District

  • 1987-1995 – Bilingual Science and Math Teacher, De Anza Junior High

  • 1985-1986 – Chemist, United Energy Corporation

  • (04-05) – • University Strategic Planning Committee,

  • (04-05) – • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs search committee member,

  • (04-05) – • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs search committee member,

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