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Audrey Beardsley

Bio

Audrey Amrein-Beardsley received her Ph.D. in 2002 from Arizona State University in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis on research methods. Awarded tenure in 2010 as Exemplar, she is currently an Associate Professor in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Given her scholarly contributions in the areas of educational research and policy, from 2011-2014 she was honored as one of the top edu-scholars in the nation, honored for being a university-based academic who is contributing most substantially to public debates about the nation's educational system. Her research has also been highlighted in popular press outlets including National Public Radio (NPR), The New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Education Week, The Huffington Post, The Economist; other local news outlets (e.g., The Boston Globe, the Houston Chronicle, the Arizona Republic); and television media, including Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) shows and most recently HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Research Interests

Dr. Amrein-Beardsley's research interests include educational policy, educational measurement, research methods, and more specifically, high-stakes tests and value-added methodologies and systems. She is author of approximately 50 peer- and editorially-reviewed journal articles and most recently an academic book published in 2014 titled "Rethinking Value-Added Models in Education Critical Perspectives on Tests and Assessment-Based Accountability." Related, she is creator of the blog VAMboozled! She is also the creator and host of a show titled Inside the Academy during which she interviews and archives the personal and professional histories of some of the top educational researchers in the academy of education. Follow her on twitter at @amreinbeardsley.

 

Courses

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
EDA 701 Assessment Polic, Issues&Pract
EPA 784 Internship
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation
TEL 701 Assessment Polic, Issues&Pract

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 691 Seminar
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
DCI 593 Applied Project
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
EDA 701 Assessment Polic, Issues&Pract
EPA 691 Seminar
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation
TEL 701 Assessment Polic, Issues&Pract

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation
TEL 713 Applied Mixed Methods Inquiry

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
EDA 701 Assessment Polic, Issues&Pract
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation
TEL 701 Assessment Polic, Issues&Pract

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 792 Research

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EPA 792 Research
TEL 701 Assessment Polic, Issues&Pract
TEL 713 Applied Mixed Methods Inquiry
TEL 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
TEL 799 Dissertation

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Collins, C., & Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Putting growth and value-added models on the map. Teachers College Record (2014).

  2. Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A.. In memoriam: Teachers College’s Maxine Greene from Inside the Academy [Commentary]. Teachers College Record. (2014).

  3. Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A.. The random assignment of students into elementary classrooms: Implications for value-added analyses and interpretations. American Educational Research Journal (2014).

  4. Paufler, N. A., Holloway-Libell, J., & Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Bridging research, policy, and practice: Voices from Inside the Academy [Commentary]. Teachers College Record. (2014).

  5. Pivovarova, M., Broatch, J., & Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Chetty et al. on the American Statistical Association’s recent position statement on value-added models (VAMs): Five points of contention [Commentary]. Teachers College Record. (2014).

  6. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Rethinking value-added models in education: Critical perspectives on tests and assessment-based accountability. Routledge (2014).

  7. Amrein-Beardsley, A., Barnett, J. H., & Ganesh, T.. Seven legitimate apprehensions about evaluating teacher education programs and seven "beyond excuses" imperatives. Teachers College Record (2013).

  8. Amrein-Beardsley, A., Collins, C., Polasky, S. A., & Sloat, E. F.. Value-added model (VAM) research for educational policy: Framing the issue. Education Policy Analysis Archives (2013).

  9. Darling-Hammond, L., Amrein-Beardsley, A., Haertel, E., & Rothstein, J.. Evaluating teacher evaluation. Colleagues (2013).

  10. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Recruiting expert teachers into high-needs schools: Leadership, money, and colleagues.. Education Policy Analysis Archives (2012).

  11. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Value-added measures in education: The best of the alternatives is simply not good enough. Teachers College Record (2012).

  12. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Barnett, J.. It might just take a partnership. Issues in Teacher Education (2012).

  13. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Barnett, J. H.. Working with error and uncertainty to increase measurement validity. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability (2012).

  14. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Collins, C.. The SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (SAS® EVAAS®) in the Houston Independent School District (HISD): Intended and Unintended Consequences. Education Policy Analysis Archives (2012).

  15. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Haladyna, T. M.. Validating a theory-based survey to evaluate teaching effectiveness in higher education. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching (2012).

  16. Amrein-Beardsley, A., Zambo, D., Moore, D. W., Buss, R. R., Perry, N. J., Painter, S. R., Carlson, D. L., Foulger, T. S., Olson, K., & Puckett, K. S.. Graduates respond to an innovative educational doctorate program. Journal of Research on Leadership in Education (2012).

  17. Darling-Hammond, L., Amrein-Beardsley, A., Haertel, E., & Rothstein, J.. Evaluating teacher evaluation. Phi Delta Kappan (2012).

  18. Holloway-Libell, J., Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Collins, C.. All hat and no cattle: The value-added approach to educational reform.. Educational Leadership (2012).

  19. Suzuki, A., Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Perry, N. J.. A summer bridge program for under-prepared first-year students: Confidence, community, and re-enrollment.. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (2012).

  20. . Review of: Value-added measures in education: What every educator needs to know (Reply to Harris). Education Review (2012).

  21. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Osborn Popp, S.. Peer observations among faculty in a college of education: Investigating the summative and formative uses of the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP). Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability (2011).

  22. Barnett, J. H. & Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Actions over credentials: Moving from highly qualified to measurably effective. Teachers College Record (2011).

  23. Barnett, J. H. & Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Evaluating teacher education programs in the accountability era. Teachers College Record (2011).

  24. Foulger, T. S., Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Toth, M.. Students’ roles in exposing growing pains: Using the "Dean’s Concerns" to refine hybrid instruction. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2011).

  25. Toth, M., Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Foulger, T. S.. Changing delivery methods, changing practices: Exploring instructional practices in face-to-face and hybrid courses. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (2011).

  26. . Review of: Value-added measures in education: What every educator needs to know. Education Review (2011).

  27. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Barnett, J. H.. The sinking state of public colleges of education: Lessons learned without lifeboats. Action in Teacher Education (2010).

  28. Amrein-Beardsley, A., Berliner, D. C., & Rideau, S.. Cheating in the first, second, and third degree: Educators' responses to high-stakes testing. Education Policy Analysis Archives (2010).

  29. Foulger, T., Amrein-Beardsley, A., Toth, M. I.. Students’ roles in exposing growing pains: Using the "Dean’s Concerns" to refine hybrid instruction. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2010).

  30. Toth, M. I., Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Foulger, T.. Changing delivery methods, changing practices: Exploring instructional practices in face-to-face and hybrid courses. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (2010).

  31. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. "This is Jeopardy''. The Education Digest (2009).

  32. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Buyers be-aware: What you don’t know can hurt you. Educational Leadership (2009).

  33. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Controlling schools using high-stakes tests: Moral imperatives inspired by Rachel Carson. Teachers College Record (2009).

  34. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. The unintended, pernicious consequences of staying the course. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership (2009).

  35. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Twilight in the valley of the sun: Evaluating the educational impact of arts and culture programs in Arizona's public schools post-NCLB. Arts Education Policy Review (2009).

  36. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Haladyna, T.. Tinkering with the traditional to assess and promote quality instruction: Leaning from a new and unimproved instructional evaluation instrument. Journal of College Teaching and Learning (2009).

  37. Carter, H., Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Hansen, C.. "So NOT amazing!" Teach For America corps members’ evaluation of their teacher preparation program.. Teachers College Record (2009).

  38. Haladyna, T., & Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Validation of a research-based student survey of instruction. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability (2009).

  39. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. "This is Jeopardy:" A veritable potpourri of answers to the assaults on America’s public schools. The School Administrator (2008).

  40. Amrein-Beardsley, A.. Methodological concerns about the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). Educational Researcher (2008).

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Presentations

  1. Pivovarova, M., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. The 17 articles in AERA journals on value-added models (VAMs): Current consensus and a non-consensual divide. World Education Research Association. (Nov 2014).
  2. Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Holloway-Libell, J. Value-added models (VAMs): Deconstructing the "heroic" assumptions. World Education Research Association. (Nov 2014).
  3. Holloway-Libell, J., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. The importance of peer-review: Cases in point. World Education Research Association. (Nov 2014).
  4. Amrein-Beardsley, A., Paufler, N. A., & Holloway-Libell, J. Helping to bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice: Inside the Academy, its global presence, and its potential for impact. World Education Research Association. (Nov 2014).
  5. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Designing an ongoing evaluation program for two university Ph.D. programs in transition. American Evaluation Association. (Oct 2014).
  6. Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Holloway-Libell, J. An examination of the claims and assumptions surrounding value-added models (VAMs). American Evaluation Association. (Oct 2014).
  7. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Holloway-Libell, J. VAMBoozled! Deconstructing the assumptions behind value-added. American Educational Research Association. (Oct 2014).
  8. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Value-added use: Applied research to inform practice and (hopefully) educational policy. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2014).
  9. Lawton, K., Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Barnard, W. M. Using value-added models for evaluating teacher preparation program effectiveness. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2014).
  10. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Value-Added Models (VAMs): Research-based issues and concerns as evidenced in policy and practice. American Federation of Teachers Lawyers’ Conference, Washington DC. (Apr 2014).
  11. Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. The random assignment of students into classrooms: Implications for value-added analyses and schools of education. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Feb 2014).
  12. Lawton, K., Amrein-Beardsley, A., Barnard, W. M., & Polasky, S. A. The use of value-added models to evaluate teacher education programs. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Feb 2014).
  13. Holloway-Libell, J., Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. Using technology to bridge research and practice: Implications for colleges of teacher education. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Feb 2014).
  14. Collins, C., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. Blending theory and practice into a new program evaluation course: How to design a meaningful and applicable curriculum for graduate students in the 21st century. American Evaluation Association. (Oct 2013).
  15. King, A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. Evaluating the senior year residency experience in an innovative teacher preparation program. American Evaluation Association. (Oct 2013).
  16. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Value-added under Arizona’s state-mandated evaluation framework: Content, concurrent, and consequential levels of validity. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2013).
  17. Polasky, S. A., Amrein-Beardsley, A., Tate, P., & Pistor, M. The Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA): Validation of a potential value-added measure for the primary grades. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2013).
  18. Collins, C., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. Houston, we have a problem: Exposure to EVAAS can be hazardous. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2013).
  19. Paufler, N. A., Holloway-Libell, J., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. Answering the call for education informatics: Connecting theory, research, and practice through an online educational historiography. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2013).
  20. Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. The random assignment of students to classrooms: Implications for value-added analyses and interpretations. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2013).
  21. Amrein-Beardsley, A. On the representation of teachers and schools in the media: Waiting for Superman, The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman, and The Lottery. Presidential Session of the 2013 Film Festival at the annual convention of the American Educatio. (Apr 2013).
  22. Polasky, S. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. One university meeting one district’s research needs: Validating a growth and evaluation tool for K-2 students and teachers. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Feb 2013).
  23. Collins, C., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. A national overview of growth and value-added models. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Feb 2013).
  24. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Value-added in Arizona: Specifics, statistics, and impact. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2012).
  25. Collins, C. & Amrein-Beardsley, A. To know is not enough: A case-study on the transparency-vaulted EVAAS model and its impact on teaching practices.. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2012).
  26. Collins, C. & Amrein-Beardsley, A. The SAS Education Vale-Added Assessment System (SAS® EVAAS®): Its intended and unintended effects in a major urban school system.. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2012).
  27. Collins, C. & Amrein-Beardsley, A. Putting growth and value-added models on the map. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2012).
  28. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Degrees of cheating and the prevention of testing irregularities. US Department of Education (USDOE) Symposium on the Prevention of Irregularities in Academic Testing. (Feb 2012).
  29. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Collins, C. The ground-level impact of attaching consequences to value-added in Houston. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Feb 2012).
  30. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Haladyna, T, & Polasky, S. A. Imagining a new system: Using multiple measures and inter-indicator consistency to measure value-added. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Feb 2012).
  31. Amrein-Beardsley, A. & Polasky, S. Green eggs and VAM: Pitches, glitches, and stitches. School Reform and School Leadership Conference. (Nov 2011).
  32. Collins, C. & Amrein-Beardsley, A. The effect of the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) on teaching practices and the profession. Arizona Educational Research Organization. (Nov 2011).
  33. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Green eggs and VAM: Putting a fork into value-added modeling. Arizona Education Association. (Oct 2011).
  34. Amrein-Beardsley, A. The SAS® Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS®): Its intended and unintended effects. US Education Senate Committee Briefing on Getting Teacher Evaluation Right. (Sep 2011).
  35. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Value-added. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2011).
  36. Amrein-Beardsley, A., & Barnett, J. H. Rethinking district-university partnerships: Working from the inside out. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2011).
  37. Amrein-Beardsley, A., Osborn Popp, S., & Toth, M. The validity of an instructor observation protocol for professional development. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2011).
  38. Barnett, J. H., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. Strengthening the pipeline: Reforming teacher education for the public. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2011).
  39. Barnett, J. H., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. Strengthening the pipeline: Reforming teacher education for the public. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2011).
  40. Amrein-Beardsley, A. Value-Added. American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2011).

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Service

  1. Governance Committee, Co-Chair (2014 - present)
  2. Search Committee for three EdD faculty, Chair (2014 - present)
  3. Education Doctorate (EdD) in Leadership and Innovation Program, Interim Program Coordinator (2014 - present)
  4. Arizona State University Faculty Senate, Member (2013 - present)
  5. Postdoctoral Scholar Mentor, Mentor (2013 - present)
  6. Executive Committee (EC) of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College’s doctoral programs, Member (2013 - present)
  7. Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), Editorial Review Board (2013 - present)
  8. Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA), Associate Editor (2013 - present)
  9. Junior Faculty Mentor, Mentor (2013 - present)
  10. Education Policy and Evaluation (EPE) PhD Student Admissions Committee, Member (2012 - present)
  11. Arizona State Univerity's School of Public Affairs, Faculty Affiliate (2011 - present)
  12. Arizona State University's Learning Sciences Institute (LSI), Faculty Affiliate (2011 - present)
  13. Educational Policy and Evaluation PhD Committee, Member (2010 - present)
  14. American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), Manuscript Reviewer (2003 - present)
  15. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), Manuscript Reviewer (2003 - present)
  16. Educational Researcher (ER), Manuscript Reviewer (2003 - present)
  17. Teachers' College Record (TCR), Manuscript Reviewer (2003 - present)

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