Research Reports & Presentations

Publications

Schmidt, J.A., & Shumow, L. (2012). Change in self‑efficacy in high school science classrooms. In S. Brittner (Ed.). Psychology of self‑efficacy. Hauppauge, N.Y., Nova Publishers.

 

Shumow, L., Lyutykh, E., Schmidt, J.A. (2011). Predictors and outcomes of parental involvement with high school students in science. School Community Journal, 21(2), 81‑98.

 

2012 Presentations

Schmidt, J.A., Shumow, L., & Zaleski, D. (2012). Multiple perspectives on student motivation, learning, and engagement in high school biology labsPaper presented at the  annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

 

Schmidt, J.A., Lyutykh, E., & Shumow, L. (2012). A study of teachers’ speech and students’ perezhivanie  in high school physics classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

 

Shumow, L., & Schmidt, J.A. (2012, March). Change in science self‑efficacy of male and female adolescents: Role of gender and classroom context. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence.  Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

 

Shumow, L., & Schmidt, J.A. (2012, April). Parental engagement with freshman and older high school students. Paper presented at 16th International Roundtable on School, Family, and Community Partnerships. Growing Knowledge on Partnerships and Improving Practice. Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

 

Shumow, L., Wasonga, T., Strati, A. & Schmidt, J.A. (2012, March). Motivation and engagement of male and female high school students in Kenyan and US science classes. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence. Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

 

Smith, M C., & Ochoa-Angrino, S. (2012, November 30). High school students' emotional responses to academic reading engagement in science: Relationships to achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.

 

Smith, M C., Walker, D.A., & Hamidova, N. (2012, April). A structural analysis of the attitudes toward science scale: Attitudes and beliefs about science as a multi-dimensional compositionPaper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Strati, A.D., & Schmidt, J.A. (2012, April). Exploring the role of teacher challenge and support on high school students' academic engagement in physics classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Zaleski, D.J., Shumow, L., & Schmidt, J.A. (2012). The influence of lab activities, teacher certification and subject on students' engagement, motivation and learning. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, St. Louis MO.

 

 

2011 Presentations

Kalkman, D.L., & DeFrates-Densch, N. (2011, April 8). Student engagement and autonomy during high school science instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Schmidt, J.A., & Shumow, L. (2011, April 10). Perceived competence and subjective experience of ninth graders vs. other high school students in science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Schmidt, J.A., Zaleski, D.J., Shumow, L., Ochoa-Angrino, S., & Hamidova, N. (2011, April 10). What are they really doing? A descriptive analysis of science teachers' instructional practices and verbal interactions with students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Smith MC., & Ochoa-Angrino, S. (2011, April 8). Reading in high school science: Teachers' instructional support and students' responses to in-class reading assignments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Smith, M C., Walker, D.A., & Hamidova, N. (2011, November). Distinguishing students' attitudes toward science from their beliefs about science: Does it matter? Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Southwest Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education. Norman, OK.

 

Strati, A.D. (2011, April 8). Exploring the role of teacher support and situational variables on high school students' academic engagement, success, and anxiety in science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

2010 Reports

Executive Summary (initial findings): 11/19/2009.

 

2010 Presentations

Strati, A.D., Kackar, H.Z., & Schmidt, J.A. (2010, August 5). The role of ethnicity and challenge in students' engagement and competence in high school science classrooms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Kalkman, D.L., DeFrates-Densch, N., Smith, MC., & Ochoa-Angrino, S. (2010, May 2). Do high school students' experiences and perceptions of autonomy support during science instruction predict changes in their attitudes toward science? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Schmidt, J.A. (2010, March). Rocky beginnings: Comparing subjectie experience and motivational processes of younger vs. older adolescents in science class. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Philadelphia, PA.

Schmidt, J.A., Kackar, H.Z., & Strati, A.D. (2010, May 1). Do motivational processes 'work' differently for male and females students in science? Examining the role of situational factors and gender in motivational processes among high school science studentsPaper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Schmidt, J.A., Strati, A.D., & Kackar, H.Z. (2010, March). Similar and different: Comparisons of males' and females' achievement, attitudes, interest, and experience in high school science. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Philadelphia, PA.

Shumow, L., Schmidt, J., & Darfler, A. (2010, May 1). Walking the talk? Exploring high school science teachers' beliefs and practices regarding gender and science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Shumow, L., & Lyutykh, L. (2010). Predictors and outcomes of parental involvement with students in high school science classes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

 

Theses and Dissertations

Darfler, A. (2010, October). Science, epistemology, and learning: An observational study of teachers' presentation of science in secondary classrooms. Masters thesis, Program in educational psychology, Northern Illinois University. Directed by Professor M Cecil Smith.

Hamidova, N. (2011, May). Students' beliefs about and attitudes toward science: Are they different? Masters thesis, Program in educational psychology, Northern Illinois University. Directed by Professor M Cecil Smith.

Ochoa-Angrino, S. (2011, December). Factors related to students' engaged reading in high school science classrooms. Ed.D. dissertation, Program in educational psychology, Northern Illinois University. Directed by Professor M Cecil Smith.

Zaleski, D.J. (2011). Using a multilevel mediation model to examine the effects of national board certified teachers on high school science students' cognitive engagement. M.S. Ed., Program in educational research and evaluation. Northern Illinois University. Directed by Professor Janet K. Holt.