Call for Chapter Proposals

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We are seeking proposals for chapters in an upcoming volume, Teaching on Assessment, part of the Theory to Practice: Educational Psychology for Teachers and Teaching series ( The primary audience for this series is those who teach educational psychology in teacher education programs. In an age where the quality of teacher education programs has been called into question, it is more important than ever that teachers have a fundamental understanding of the principles of human learning, motivation, and development. Each volume draws upon the latest research to help instructors model fundamental principles of learning, motivation, assessment and development to best prepare their students for the diverse, multidimensional, uncertain, and socially-embedded environments in which these future educators will teach. Chapters may include a review or presentation of empirical research; a description of instructional practices; or a systematic discussion of issues and areas of needed research.

We are seeking chapters that fall within the following themes, under which we provide some potential topic ideas:

  • Understanding how to conceptualize, develop, and use assessments in k-12 classrooms
    • Fundamental principles of assessment and measurement
    • Data-driven decision making
    • Influence of technology on teachers’ assessment practice (innovations, data systems, web applications, software)
    • Assessment for, of, and as learning
  • Major policy and practice trends in educational assessment
    • High-stakes testing, accountability, and large-scale standardized testing
    • The influence of national and state curricula
    • Assessment of higher order thinking skills
  • The role of assessments in teaching, learning, and motivation for diverse learners
    • Assessing learners from diverse backgrounds (focus on culture, gender, SES, special education)
    • Assessments and motivation
    • Assessments and social emotional competencies

Proposals should be between 500-750 words and address the following:

  • Scope and summary of the proposed chapter
  • Fit to the series and volume, as well as the theme listed above

In the spirit of collaboration and mentorship, though certainly not required, we would like to encourage authors to include their graduate students on the work.

Estimated Timeline:

  • Proposals should be submitted to Christina Regier ( by November 15, 2018.
  • Decisions will be made sometime in January, 2019.
  • First drafts due May 2019.
  • Final drafts due December 2019.
  • Volume published spring 2020.

Chapters will be approximately 20-30 double-space pages including references, tables, and figures.

For any questions, please contact volume co-editors Sharon Nichols ( or Divya Varier (

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