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Don Klinger

Associate Dean, Online Grad, Undergraduate Studies
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Acting Associate Dean, Online Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education
Professor of Assessment, and Evaluation, Graduate Faculty

BSc, B.Ed. (British Columbia), PhD (Alberta)

Past President, Canadian Society for the Study of Education

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests
  • Program evaluation
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Psychometrics and policy issues of large-scale assessments
  • Measures of school effectiveness
  • Building connections amongst the research and professional communities in education
Biography

My research focuses on issues in measurement, assessment and evaluation. My primary research centres on the methods we use to measure educational outcomes and student achievement, both formatively and summatively, and the resulting decisions and actions we make based on these results. I am particularly interested in models of assessment and evaluation in professional learning contexts (e.g., education, medical education), and classroom and large-scale assessment from both practical and policy perspectives. As a methodologist, I use a variety of research methods to pursue measurement and assessment issues, including item response theory, generalizability theory, and hierarchical linear modeling. Increasingly, my work focuses on the dissemination and communication of research to the wider audience of professionals and educators. I have also been involved with several program evaluation projects, commonly those related to initiatives supported by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Throughout my work, I work to build connections amongst academic and professional communities, sharing my expertise and questions with professional organizations in order to better promote and facilitate the use of educational research. My previous experience as a high-school teacher, school administrator, and district coordinator of assessment has been invaluable in helping me build these connections, while also recognising the ongoing barriers both researcher and professionals face in assessment and evaluation.

Since joining Queen’s University, I have become a leader in the field of educational assessment and the promotion of educational research. Previously, I was the president for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education/ Société canadienne pour l'étude de l'éducation (CSSE/SCEE), Canada’s organisation for educational researchers. I am one of the founding members and current director of the Assessment and Evaluation Group at Queen's University. I was a member of the Psychometric Expert Panel for the Education Quality and Accountability Office in Ontario (responsible for provincial testing of students) and a past member of the Ontario Educational Research Panel. I was part of the writing team for the second edition of the Personnel Evaluation Standards, and the co-chair of the team that completed the Classroom Assessment Standards for the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.

In my current leadership roles as the Associate Dean at the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University (and my previous role in CSSE/SCEE), I strive to disseminate educational research amongst academics and the broader community and better link research to educational practice. I have been recognized for my abilities in the realm of program development. Hence I am temporarily serving as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for 12 months (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) in order to help refine the new B.Ed. program at the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University. Students and faculty have complimented me on the inclusive way I have engaged in this revision process and my sincere appreciation for their efforts. Throughout my work, I pursue opportunities to increase the visibility of the University and the organizations I serve (e.g., CSSE/SCEE, CREATE), both nationally and internationally. To accomplish such goals, I actively seek ways to promote other researchers and relevant research. I strongly support the notion that through the promotion of others, we strengthen our collective whole. I have a reputation as a scholar and academic who is extremely supportive of peers, colleagues and students, providing critical connections and promotion of their work and contributions. Similarly, I use these same strategies to develop and enhance post-secondary education and teaching, creating new programs and promoting the work of outstanding educators I have the privilege to work with and the dedicated students we have the honour to have in our program.

Recent Publications & Presentations
Refereed Papers
Sebok-Syer, S. S., Klinger, D. A., Sherbino, J., & Chan, T. M. (In Press).  Mixed messages or miscommunication? Investigating the relationship between assessors’ workplace-based assessment scores and written comments. Academic Medicine.
 
Cooper, A., Klinger, D. A., & McAdie, P. (In Press). What do teachers need?  An exploration of evidence-informed practice for classroom assessment in Ontario. Educational Research.
 
LaPointe-McEwan, D., DeLuca, C., & Klinger, D. A. (In Press). Supporting evidence-use in networked professional learning: The role of the middle leader. Educational Research: Evidence-informed Practice in Education.
 
Volante, L., Klinger, D. A., Bilgili, O., & Siegel, M. (2017). The immigrant (dis)advantage. Education Canada. 57(1). http://www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada/article/immigrant-disadvantage

Donnelly, C. A., Shulha, L. M., Klinger, D. A., & Letts, L. (2017). Using program evaluation to support knowledge translation in an interprofessional primary care team: A case study. BMC Family Practice. epub 2016

Donnelly, C. A., Shulha, L. M., Klinger, D. A., & Letts, L. (2016). Using program evaluation to support knowledge translation in an interprofessional primary care team: A case study. BMC Family Practice.
Sebok, S. S., Klinger, D. A., Sherbino, J., & Chan, T., M. (2016). “It’s complicated”: Understanding the relationships between checklists, rating scales, and written comments in workplace-based assessments. Academic Medicine, 91(11), s10.

Hagel, C., Hall, A. K., Klinger, D. A., McNeil, G., & Dagnone, D. (2016). P057: Performance of a national simulation-based resuscitation OSCE for emergency medicine trainees. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 18(1), s97 - s98.
Dagnone, J. D., Hall, A. K., Sebok, S. S., Klinger, D. A., Woolfrey, K., Davison, C., Ross, J., McNeil, G., & Moore, S. (2016). Competency-based simulation assessment of resuscitation skills in emergency medicine postgraduate trainees – A Canadian multi-centered study. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 7(1), 57-67. epub 2016
 
Kutsyuruba, B., Klinger, D. A., & Hussain, A. (2015).  Relationships among school climate, school safety, and student achievement and well-being: A review of the literature. Review of Education, 3(2), 103-135.  epub 2015
 
Kutsyuruba, B., Klinger, D. A., & Hussain, A. (2015). Context and implications document for: Relationships among school climate, school safety, and student achievement and well-being: A review of the literature. Review of Education, 3(2), 136-137.  epub 2015
 
DeLuca, C., Shulha, J., Luhanga, U., Shulha, L. M., Klinger, D. A., & Christou, T. (2015) Collaborative inquiry as a professional learning structure for educators: A scoping review. Professional Development in Education, 41(1), 640-670.
 
Hall, A. K., Dagnone, J. D., Lacroix, L., Pickett, W., & Klinger, D. A. (2015). Queen’s simulation assessment tool (QSAT): Development and validation of an assessment tool for resuscitation OSCE stations in emergency medicine. Simulation in Healthcare, 10(2), 98-105.
 
Klinger, D. A., Freeman, J. G., Bilz, L., Liiv, K., Ramelow, D., Sebok, S. S., Samdal, O., Dür, W., & Rasmussen, M. (2015).  Cross-national trends in perceived school pressure by gender and age from 1994 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(1) 51-56. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv027​
 
Song, X., Cheng, L., & Klinger, D. A. (2015). DIF investigations across groups of gender and academic background in a large-scale high-stakes language test. Papers in Language Testing and Assessment, 4(1), 97-124.
 
DeLuca, C., Klinger, D. A., Pyper, J., & Woods, J. (2015). Instructional rounds as a professional learning model for systemic implementation of assessment for learning. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 22(1), 122-139. epub. October 23, 2014.
 
Sebok, S. S., Roy, M., Klinger, D. A., & De Champlain, A. (2015). Examiners and content and site - oh my! A national organization's investigation of score variation in large-scale performance assessments. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 20(3), 581-94. epub. 2014.
 
Donnelly, C. A., Shulha, L. M., Letts, L. & Klinger, D. A. (2014). Supporting knowledge translation through evaluation. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 29(1), 37-62.

Cheng, L., Klinger, D. A., Fox, J., Doe, C., Jin, Y., & Wu, J. (2014). Motivation and test anxiety in test performance across three testing contexts: The CAEL, CET and GEPT. TESOL Quarterly, 48, 300-330.

Cheng, L., Klinger, D. A., & Zheng, Y. (2013). Factors influencing English language learners’ performance on the Ontario secondary school literacy test. Foreign Language Testing and Teaching, 26-41.

Sebok, S., Luu, K., & Klinger, D. A. (2013). Psychometric properties of the multiple mini-interview used for medical admissions: Findings from generalizability and Rasch analyses. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 18(2).

DeLuca, C., Luu, K., Sun, Y., & Klinger, D. A. (2012). Assessment for learning in the classroom: Barriers to implementation and possibilities for teacher professional learning. Assessment Matters, 4, 5-29.

Klinger, D. A., Volante, L., & DeLuca, C. (2012). Building teacher capacity within the evolving assessment culture in Canadian education. Policy Futures in Education, Special Edition: Developing Sustainable Assessment Cultures in School Learning Organisations, 10, 447-460.

Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., Luce-Kapler, R. A., & Elliott, S. (2012). The enabling constraints of building an assessment pedagogy. European Journal of Education and Educational Psychology, 1(1), 81-113.

Books and Chapters

DeLuca, C., Valiquette, A., & Klinger, D. A. (2016). Implementing Assessment for Learning in Canada: The Challenge of Teacher Professional Development. In Dany Laveault and Linda Allal (eds.) Assessment for Learning: Meeting the Challenge of Implementation (pp.145-160). Springer.

Klinger, D. A., DeLuca, C., & Merchant, S. (2016). Chapter 9: The intersection of international achievement testing and educational policy development in Canada. In L. Volante (ed.) The Intersection of International Achievement Testing and Education Policy: Global Perspectives on Large-Scale Reform (pp.140-159). New York: Routledge.

 
Klinger, D. A., Reid, M., & Freeman, J. (2016). School: The importance of understanding the school environment. In J. G. Freeman, M. A. King, & W. Pickett (Eds.), Health behavior in school-aged children (HBSC) in Canada. (pp. 25-38). Ottawa, ON: Health Canada.

Rasmussen, M., Freeman, J., Klinger, D. A., Liiv, K., & Samdal, O. (2016). Chapter 2: Social Contexts: School (pp. 51-68). In J. Inchley et al. (eds.) Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: International report from the 2013/2014 survey. (Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No. 7). Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Klinger, D. A. (2016). Monitoring accountability, and improvement, oh no! Assessment policies and practices in Canadian education. In S. Scott, D. E. Scott, & C. F. Webber (Eds.) Assessment in Education: Implications for Leadership (pp. 53-65). Switzerland: Springer.

Lee, E. & Klinger, D. A. (2013). The role of the school library: Building collaborations to support school improvement. In. M. J. Dow (ed.)  School Libraries Matter: Views From the Research (pp. 79-90). Santa Barbara: CA. Libraries Unlimited.

The Classroom Assessment Standards. Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, Don Klinger and Patty McDivitt (Co-chairs) (2009-2013).

Huang, J., & Klinger, D. A. (2012). Chinese ESL students' learning challenges and coping strategies. In J. Huang (Ed.). East meets west: Chinese ESL students in North American higher education. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Klinger, D. A., & Saab, H. (2012). Educational leadership in the context of low-stakes accountability: The Canadian perspective (pp. 73-96). In L. Volante (Ed) School leadership in the context of standards-based reform: International perspectives. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Technical and Research Reports

Merchant, S., & Klinger, D. A. (2016). Developmental evaluation of the MISA PNC principals’ collaborative inquiry (CI) projects. Ontario staff development network mathematics project year 3. Kingston, ON: Queen's University, Faculty of Education
 
LaPointe, D., Klinger, D. A., Billen, T., & Newman, E. (2016). Collaborative developmental evaluation report for the eastern Ontario staff development network mathematics project year 3. Kingston, ON: Queen's University Faculty of Education.
 
Klinger, D. A., & Merchant, S. (2016). Technical review of Factor Structure and Psychometric Features of New Teacher Tests. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).
 
Klinger, D. A. (2016). Technical review of Psychometric Features of the Arabic and English Versions of the General Aptitude Test (GAT): An Initial Investigation With Large-Scale Assessment Data in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).
 
LaPointe, D., Klinger, D. A., Billen, T., & Newman, E. (2015). Eastern Ontario staff development network year 2 project report. Kingston, ON: Queen's University Faculty of Education.
 
Klinger, D. A., & Merchant, S. (2015). Technical review of The impact of non-attempted and dually-attempted iItems on person abilities and instrument validity. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).
 
Klinger, D. A., & Merchant, S. (2015). Technical review of Investigating the dimensionality of the general prosecution scale: The Islamic and law domains. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).  
 
Klinger, D. A. (2015). Technical review of Examining the effectiveness of the distractors in multiple-choice items using the differential distractor functioning (DDF) on SAAT scores across gender. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA)

Klinger, D. A. (2015). Technical review of Factorial invariance and latent mean differences of scores on SAAT across gender. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).

Klinger, D. A., & Merchant, S. (2015). Technical review of Psychometric features of the teacher test - Mathematics. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).Klinger, D. A., & Merchant, S. (2015). Technical review of Modeling group specific differential item functioning in the STAPSOL test. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).

Pyper, J., Klinger, D. A., & Valiquette. A. (2014).  Building capacity in assessment for learning: Year 2. An evaluation report for the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board. Kingston, ON: Queen's University Faculty of Education.

Bolden, B., Christou, T., DeLuca, C., Klinger, D. A., Kutsyuruba, B., Pyper, J., Shulha, L. M., & Wade-Woolley, L. (2014). Collaborative inquiry in Ontario schools. An evaluation report for the Ontario Ministry of Education. Toronto, ON: Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat.

DeLuca, C., Klinger, D. A., Pyper, J., & Chapman, A. (2014). Building capacity in assessment for learning: Year 2. An evaluation report for the Kawartha Pineridge District School Board. Kingston, ON: Queen's University Faculty of Education

Klinger, D. A. (2014). Technical review of Statistical analysis of the English placement test (EPT) dataset. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).

Klinger, D. A., & Sebok, S. (2014). Technical review of assessing the academic performance at pre-college, college, and post-college levels for universities in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).

Klinger, D. A., & Merchant, S. (2014). Technical review of Statistical analysis of the difference in student performance on computerized and paper-and-pencil GAT in arts, English, and science. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).

Klinger, D. A., & Sebok, S. (2014). Technical review of Using Rasch model to validate the general aptitude test for postgraduate students (GAT-Post). Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).

Klinger, D. A., & Merchant, S. (2014). Technical review of Assessing differential achievement scores on the GAT due to examination center characteristics. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Department of Research and Studies at the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCA).

LaPointe, D., Klinger, D. A., Newman, E., & Billen, T. (2014). Interim developmental evaluation report for the eastern Ontario staff development network mathematics project. Kingston, ON: Queen's University Faculty of Education.

Klinger, D. A., DeLuca, C., &  Pyper, J. (2014).  An evaluation report for the building capacity in assessment for learning professional learning program at the Kawartha Pine Ridge district school board. Evaluation report published for the Kawartha Pine Ridge district school board. Kingston, ON: Queen's University Faculty of Education.

Sebok, S., Roy, M., Klinger, D., & De Champlain, A. (2013). Investigating examiner and site as sources of variation in the national assessment collaboration (NAC) examination using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM). Ottawa, ON: The Medical Council of Canada (MCC)

Klinger, D. A., LaPointe, D., & Luce-Kapler, R. (2013). Professional learning in UCDSB: A developmental evaluation of a HUBs model for collaborative teacher inquiry. Kingston, ON: Queen's University Faculty of Education.

Deluca, C., Klinger, D. A., Pyper, J., & Shulha, L. M. (2013). An evaluation report for the building capacity in assessment for learning professional learning program at Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington catholic district school board. Evaluation report published for the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, Kingston: ON.

Kutsyuruba, B., Klinger, D. A., & Hussain A. (2012). Relationships among school climate/school safety and student achievement and well-being. Literature Review completed for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ottawa: ON.

Klinger, D. A., & McAdie, P. (2012). The Knowledge to Practice Gap in Classroom Assessment. Research report produced for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER), Toronto: ON.

Academic Presentations

Chapman, A. E. A., & Klinger, D. A. (2014, April). Exploring the variability in annual school rankings. Poster presentation at the National Council on Measurement in Education, April 4-7, Philadelphia, PA.

Klinger, D. A., DeLuca, C., & Pyper, J (2014, February). Building school capacity in assessment for learning: Models for systemic implementation. Presentation at the Ontario Education Research Symposium, February 18-20, Toronto, ON.

Klinger, D. A., McAdie, P., Sebok, S., & Mills, A. (2013, December). The knowledge to practice gap in classroom assessment. Poster presented at the MISA-KNAER-RECRAE Networking and Information Exchange Event December 4, Toronto, ON.

Klinger, D. A., Howard, B., Munoz, M., & Rogers, W. T. (2013, October). The classroom assessment standards. Presentation at the CREATE conference October 11, Atlanta, Georgia.

Klinger, D. A., Chapman, A., Luhanga, U., Elgar, F., & Freeman, J. G. (2013, June). The Family affluence scale in Canada: Using “Old Courses” of analyses to explore consistency and accuracy. Presentation at the HBSC Spring Meeting, June 18 - 21, St. Andrews, Scotland.

Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., Kutsyuruba, B., & Wade-Woolley, L., (June, 2013). The school effectiveness framework initiative in Ontario: An evaluation of its ongoing development and influence on education in Ontario. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, June 2-6, Victoria, BC.

Luu, K., Sebok, S. S., & Klinger, D. A. (2013, April). Examining the Consistency of Medical Admissions Noncognitive Assessments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education April 28 – April 30, San Francisco, CA.

Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., Luu, K., Ma, J., & Lam, C. Y. (2013, April). How can I teach what I do not know: Revealing the purpose of assessment for learning through a self-regulated learning cycle. Structured poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 27 – May 1, San Francisco, CA.

Shulha, L. M., Klinger, D. A., Lam, C. Y., Luu, K., & Ma, J. (2013, April). Searching for simplexity and complicity in classroom assessment education: A challenge for preservice teachers and their instructors. Structured poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 27 – May 1, San Francisco, CA.

Klinger, D. A., McDivitt, P., Howard, B., Wylie, C & Munoz, M. (2012, June). The classroom assessment standards: Our ongoing efforts to improve assessment practices in k-12 education. National Hearing presented at the CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment June 26, Minneapolis, MN.

Shulha, L. M., & Klinger, D. A. (2012, May). Individual explorations of wicked problems in assessment: Moving beyond constraints of large-group instruction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, May 27-30, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON.

Klinger, D. A., McDivitt, P., Howard, B., & Rogers, W. T. (2012, May). The classroom assessment standards: Our ongoing efforts to improve assessment practices in k-12 education. Spotlight session presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, May 27-30, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON.

Klinger, D. A., & Saab, H. (2012). Educational leadership in the context of low-stakes accountability: The Canadian perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 13 - 17, Vancouver, BC.

Klinger, D. A., McDivitt, P., Yarbrough, D., Wylie, C., & Rogers, W. T. (2012, April). National hearing for the classroom assessment standards. National Hearing conducted at the American Educational Research Association, April 13 - 17, Vancouver, BC.

Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., Wade-Woolley, L., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2012, February). An evaluation of the state, changes, and impact of the LNS school effectiveness framework. Paper presented at the Ontario Educational Research Symposium, February 21 - 23, Toronto, ON.

Invited Presentations

Klinger, D. A. (2013, September). Our Evolving Conceptions of Classroom Assessment and its Role in Teaching and Learning. Keynote address presented at The Asia-Pacific Education Assessment Conference (APEAC), September 11 and 12, 2013, Singapore.

Klinger, D. A. (2013, January). The Evolving Nature of Student Assessment in Higher Education. Invited lecture given to the Yanbu University College, Female Campus, January 15, 2013, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Klinger, D. A. (2013, January). The Assessment and Evaluation Group (AEG): Assessment and Evaluation Research at Queen's University. Invited lecture given to the Yanbu Industrial College and Yanbu University College, January 14, 2013, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Klinger, D. A. (2013, January). The Evolving Nature of Student Assessment in Higher Education. Invited lecture given to the Yanbu Industrial College and Yanbu University College, January 13, 2013, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Klinger, D. A. (2012, May). Large-scale testing, accountability and school improvement: The Canadian experience. Invited presentation given to the School of Learning and Professional Studies Queensland University of Technology, May 10, 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

Klinger, D. A. (2012, May). The Practice/Research Gap in Classroom Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities. Invited presentation given to the Queensland School Authority, May 10, 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

Klinger, D. A. (2012, May). Large-scale testing, accountability and school improvement: The Canadian experience. Invited presentation given to the Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University, May 8, 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

Klinger, D. A. (2012, April). Building an assessment pedagogy: A wicked problem. Invited presentation given to University of Otago, Faculty of Education, April 27, 2012, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Klinger, D. A. (2012, April). Building an assessment pedagogy: A wicked problem. Invited presentation given to Auckland University, Faculty of Education, April 23, 2012, Auckland, New Zealand.

Funded Research Projects

Current Externally Funded Research Projects ($746,141 Total)

Volante, L., & Klinger, D. A. (2017). Immigrant student achievement and education policy: A Pan-Canadian analysis. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. ($129,141.00 for 5 years)​

Klinger, D. A., & LaPointe-McEwan, D. (2016). Developing Students’ Proportional Reasoning Math Skills. Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network (EOSDN). ($45,000 for 1 year)

Wachira, N., Klinger, D. A., Rea-Dickens, P., Bijura, A., Mrutu, N., Katunzi, N. B. (2015). Teachers as agents of classroom change: Focus on early years’ classroom assessment. Aga Khan Foundation ($288,000 for 2.5 years)

Klinger, D. A., Luce-Kapler, R. Freeman, J. G., & Pyper, J. (2013). High school students in applied English programs: what are the factors impacting their performance on the Ontario secondary school literacy test. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. ($284,000 for 6 years)

Previous Externally Funded Research Projects  (31 Projects totaling $5,186,990)

Klinger, D. A., LaPointe, D., & Merchant, S. (2014). A Developmental Evaluation of the School Administrator Math Inquiry Effectiveness Framework. Managing Information for Student Achievement : Eastern Region. ($21,500 for 2.5 years)

Klinger, D. A., & LaPointe, D. (2015). Developing Students’ Proportional Reasoning Math Skills. Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network (EOSDN). ($50,000 for 1 year)

Klinger, D. A., LaPointe, D., & DeLuca, C. (2014). Developing Students’ Proportional Reasoning Math Skills. Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network (EOSDN). ($30,000 for 1 year)

Pyper, J., Klinger, D. A., DeLuca, C., & Valiquette. A. (2014).  Building capacity in assessment for learning: Year 2. Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board and the Ontario Ministry of Education. ($50,000 for 1.0 years). Research role: co-investigator.

DeLuca, C., Klinger, D. A., Pyper, J., & Chapman. A. (2014).  Building capacity in assessment for learning: Year 2. Kawartha PineRidge District School Board and the Ontario Ministry of Education. ($50,000 for 1.0 years). Research role: co-investigator.

Bolden, B., Christou, T., DeLuca, C., Klinger, D. A., Kutsyuruba, B., Pyper, J., Shulha, L. M., & Wade-Woolley, L. (2013). Professional Learning Cultures: An Evaluation of Collaborative Inquiry in Ontario Elementary Schools. Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Education. ($260,000 for 1.5 years). Research role: co-investigator.

Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., DeLuca, C., & Pyper, J. (2012). The Evaluation of the Implementation of Assessment for Learning in schools and Classrooms: A Professional Learning Strategy to Promote Assessment for Learning & Student Self-Regulated Learning. Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board. ($99,980 for 1.5 years). Research role: principal investigator.

Pickett, W., Freeman, J. G., Craig, W., Elgar, F., Janssen, I., & Klinger, D. A., (2009). Health behaviour in school-aged children [HBSC]: Data collection and dissemination. Public Health Agency of Canada. ($1,200,000 for 4 years). Research role: co-investigator.

Klinger, D. A., Luce-Kapler, R. & DeLuca, C. (2013). Developing Students’ Proportional Reasoning Math Skills. Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network (EOSDN). ($50,000 for 1 year). Research role: principal investigator.

Klinger, D. A., Luhanga, U., & Sebok, S. (2012). District-Wide Examinations: Assessment Framework/Design: A Revision Project. Ottawa Carleton District School Board. ($8,000 for 1.5 years). Research role: principal investigator.

Luce-Kapler, R., Klinger, D. A., & LaPointe, D. (2012). Program Review of Collaborative Inquiry Projects. Upper Canada District School Board. ($7,000 for one year). Research role: co-investigator.

Pickett, W., Janssen, I., Freeman, J. G., Elgar, F., Craig, W., Klinger, D. A., & King, M. (2009). Built physical environments as determinants of health in young Canadians. Canadian Institute for Health Research. ($571,000 for 3 years). Research role: co-investigator.

Klinger, D. A., & McAdie, P. (2011). The Knowledge to Practice Gap in Classroom Assessment. Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER). ($25,000 for 1 year). Research role: principal investigator.

Klinger, D. A., Kutsyuruba, B., Shulha, L. M., Wade-Woolley, L., & Boulé (2010). Program evaluation of the school effectiveness framework. Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Education. ($135,000 for 1 year). Research role: principal investigator.

Cheng, L., Fox, J., & Klinger, D. A. (2009). Impacts of Second Language testing on Motivation and Anxiety Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. ($75,000 for 2 years). Research role: co-investigator.

Klinger, D. A., King, A., & Freeman, J. G. (2009). Longitudinal Survey of Ontario Youth. Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. ($105,000 for 1 year). Research role: principal investigator.

Klinger, D. A., & Volante, L. (2009). Program Evaluation of the ETFO Assessment and Evaluation Workshop Series. Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario ($35,000 for 1 year). Research role: principal investigator. Research role: principal investigator.

Shulha, L. M., Elgie, S., Klinger, D. A., & Childs, R. (2009). Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment of the Program for Professional Development. Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario ($39,000 for 1 year). Research role: co-investigator.

Jamieson, D., Wade-Woolley, L., Klinger, D. A., Clegg, M., Audet, W., & Martinussen, R. Program Evaluation of Ontario Literacy and Numeracy Initiatives in Ontario. (2007). Canadian Language and Literacy Network for the Ontario Ministry of Education ($700,000 for 2 years). Research role: co-investigator.

Saab, H., & Klinger, D. A. (2008). The Health Promoting School: Developing Indicators and an Evaluation Framework. Canadian Council on Learning ($50,000 for 18 months). Research Role: Co-Applicant.

Klinger, D. A., Childs, R., & Elgie, S., (2008). Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment of the Summer Institute Program for Professional Development. Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario ($25,000). Research role: principal investigator.

Klinger, D. A., Lee, E., & Stephenson, G., (2007). Investigating relationships between school library resources, student literacy achievement and students’ attitudes toward reading. Ontario Library Association ($60,000 for 2 years). Research role: principal investigator.

Klinger, D. A., Wade-Woolley, L., & Shulha, L. M. (2007). Exploring Gender differences in Literacy achievement in Ontario. Education Quality and Accountability Office. ($92,000 for 2 years). Research role: principal investigator.​

Shulha, L. M., & Klinger, D. A., (2007). Identifying the Professional Development Needs of Experienced teachers. Renfrew School Board and Ontario Ministry of Education. ($27,000 for 1 year). Research Role: co-investigator.

Glickman, V., Klinger, D. A., Wade-Woolley, L., & Clegg, G. (2005-2006). Junior reading assessment data for learning project. Ontario Ministry of Education, Avon Maitland School Board, and Niagara Catholic School Board. ($75,000). Research Role: co-investigator.

Boyce, W., Pickett, W., Craig, W., Freeman, J. G., Klinger, D. A., & Janssen, I. (2005). Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children [HBSC]: Data Collection. Health Canada. ($489,000 for 4 years).

Cheng, L., Fox, J., & Klinger, D. A. (2005). Impact of the Ontario secondary school literacy test on second language learners. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. ($130,627 for 3 years). Research role: collaborator.

Stephenson, G., Klinger, D. A., & Shulha, L. M. (2005). Investigating relationships between school library resources, student literacy achievement and students’ attitudes toward reading. Ontario Library Association ($40,000 for 1 year). Research role: co-principal investigator.

Klinger, D. A., Rogers, W. T., Anderson, J. O., & Shulha, L. (2003). The emerging assessment culture in Canadian education: Its genesis and impact on educational policy, practice, and student academic achievement. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. ($104,000 for 3 years)

Shulha, L. M., & Klinger, D. A. (2004). Program evaluation for Wings of Discovery, Early Years curriculum. Let’s Talk Science Waterloo, ON. ($41,000 for year 2).

Shulha, L. M., & Klinger, D. A. (2003). Program evaluation for Wings of Discovery, Early Years curriculum. Let’s Talk Science Waterloo, ON. ($75,000 for year 1)

Shulha, L. M., Klinger, D. A., & Van Melle, E. (2003). Program evaluation plan for Wings of Discovery, Early Years curriculum. Let’s Talk Science Waterloo, ON. ($2500, completed July 2003)

Anderson, J. O., Rogers, W. T., & Klinger, D. A. (2003). Exploring the correlates of learning outcomes in literacy. The Canada Education Statistics Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through the Education Research Initiative. ($100,000 for 2 years)

Boyce, W., Freeman, J. G., Pickett, W., Craig, W., & Klinger, D. A. (2002). Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children [HBSC]: Dissemination. Health Canada. ($364,383 for 3 years).

Shulha, L. M., Wilson, R. J., & Klinger, D. A. (2002). Consultants for Bridges Learning Association

Cheng, L, Shulha, L. M., Klinger, D. A., & Wilson, R. J. (2002-2004). Evaluation team for Alternative Teacher Accreditation Program for Teachers with International Experience (ATAPTIE). Queen’s University, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and LASI World Skills Ottawa.

Previous Internally Funded Research Projects ($52,980)

Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., & Cheng, L. (2006). Program Evaluation of PROF 150, Classroom Assessment Theory and Practice – Elementary.  SEED grant. ($5000 for 1 year).

Shulha, L. M., Klinger, D. A., & Cheng, L. (2006). Program Evaluation of PROF 155, Classroom Assessment Theory and Practice – Secondary. SEED grant. ($5,000 for 1 year).Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., & Cheng, L. (2006). Computer Based Assessment Development: PROF 150/155, Classroom Assessment Theory and Practice – Elementary & Secondary. e-Learning incentive grant. ($5,000 for 1 year).

Shulha, L. M., Klinger, D. A., & Cheng, L. (2006). Instructional Website Development: PROF 150/155, Classroom Assessment Theory and Practice – Elementary & Secondary. e-Learning incentive grant. ($4,820 for 1 year).

Klinger, D. A., & Shulha, L. M. (2006). PROF 150, Classroom Assessment Theory and Practice – Course Development. TEACH Grant. ($3,000 for 1 year)

Shulha, L. A., & Klinger, D. A. (2006). PROF 150, Classroom Assessment Theory and Practice – Course Development. TEACH Grant. ($3,000 for 1 year).

Klinger, D. A., & Shulha, L. M. (2005). Focus of Study –PROF 150. Teach grant. ($2,930 for 1 year).

Shulha, L. M., & Klinger, D. A. (2005). Focus of Study –PROF 155. Teach grant. ($2,930 for 1 year).

Klinger, D. A., Shulha, L. M., & Brunette, J. C. (2005). Examining the methods used in pre-service teacher evaluation. ($4,000)

Klinger, D. A., & Luce-Kapler, R. (2004). The impact of high-stakes literacy testing on teaching practices and school policy. Advisory Research Committee. ($2,300)

Klinger, D. A., & Luce-Kapler, R. (2003). The impact of high-stakes literacy testing on high school students in Ontario. Advisory Research Committee. ($5,000)

Klinger, D. A. (2002). The emerging assessment culture in Canadian education: Its genesis and impact on educational policy, practice, and student academic achievement. Queen’s University research funding for developing research project. Queen’s University. ($5,000)

Klinger, D. A., & Freeman J. G. (2002). An examination of the evolving role of secondary school guidance counselors in Ontario. Advisory Research Committee. ($5,000)

Teaching & Supervision

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Graduate Fields

Graduate Students

Ph.D. Students

M.Ed. Students

  • Alex Love
  • Deena Saleh

Alumni

  • Anne-Marie Bulbeck (M.Ed., 2016)
  • Brittany Harding (M.Ed., 2016)
  • Rachel Stewart (M.Ed., 2016)
  • Asia Zolnierczyk (M.Ed., 2016)
  • Ulemu Luhanga (SSHRC CGS Graduate Fellowship) (Ph.D., 2015)
  • Adelina Valiquette (SSHRC CGS Graduate Fellowship) (M.Ed., 2015)
  • Mino Mitri (M.Ed., 2015) 
  • Jessica Rich (SSHRC CGS Graduate Fellowship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship) (M.Ed., 2015)
  • King Luu (SSHRC Graduate Fellowship) (Ph.D., 2015) 
  • Stefanie Sebok, (SSHRC CGS Graduate Fellowship) (Ph.D., 2015)
  • Adam Battista (M.Ed., 2014)
  • Adam Mills (M.Ed., 2013)
  • Elizabeth Pero (M.Ed., 2013)
  • Ingrid DeVries (M.Ed., 2012)
  • Francine Delvecchio (M.Ed., 2011)
  • Jeff Burrow (M.Ed., 2010)
  • Ann-Marie Reid (M.Ed., 2010)
  • Christopher DeLuca (SSHRC Graduate Fellowship) (Ph.D., 2010)
  • Hana Saab (SSHRC CGS Graduate Fellowship) (Ph.D., 2009)
  • Margaret Connelly (M.Ed., 2009)
  • Maureen Bartlett (M.Ed., 2009)
  • Tess Miller (Ph.D., 2009) (Ontario Graduate Scholarship)
  • Steve McLagan (M.Ed., 2007)
  • Suparna Roy (M.Ed., 2007)
  • Robin Quantick (M.Ed., 2007)
  • Erin O‘Donnell (Ph.D., 2007)
  • Tom Bourne (M.Ed., 2007)
  • Jinyan Huang (SSHRC Graduate Fellowship) (Ph.D., 2007)
  • Chloe Soibelman (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) (M.Ed., 2006)
  • John Wakegijig (Education Thesis Prize) (M.Ed., 2005)
  • Jane Brunette (Canada Graduate Scholarship) (M.Ed., 2005)
  • Christopher DeLuca (M.Ed., 2005)
  • Tess Miller (M.Ed., 2004)