The faculty and staff in the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Development in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville have developed a set of assessments to measure middle school teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics. They are looking for need middle school mathematics teachers to complete preliminary assessments to validate individual assessment items.

Eligibility: Anyone who is teaching (or has recently taught) mathematics at the middle school level. These teachers may be full-time, part-time, or retired.

Privacy: Results from the items and assessments will be used for research purposes only. No identifying information will be shared with anyone outside the U of L research team. Identifiers, rather than teacher names, will be used to calibrate scores with teacher data including teaching experience, mathematics courses taken, degree status, and connecting scores across domains.

Sessions: Sessions have been established to administer the assessments. Each session consists of completing two assessments. Four different assessments need to be validated: Algebra, Number and Computation, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

 Stipend: A stipend of $50 will be paid to each teacher for each session. (Allow 4-6 weeks for the stipend to be paid.) You must fill out a payment form to receive the stipend.

Time commitment: About 2½ hours will be needed to respond to the items on both assessments and to complete the paperwork necessary to process the stipend.

Sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

University of Louisville: Oct. 11, 18, 25

University of Kentucky: Oct. 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1 and 15

Northern Kentucky University: Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 15, 22

To reserve a seat for up to four sessions, please complete the survey at:

Please contact Susan Peters ( or Maggie McGatha ( if you have questions.