Jenna Porter

Contact Information and Office Hours

Jenna Porter Contact Information Office Hours
Assistant Professor
Eureka Hall 406
(916) 278-4620

Fall 2014
Wednesday: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 - 9:00 am, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)

Lesson Study Teacher efficacy and development

Relationship between assessment practices and effective science instruction

Courses Taught

Science Methods
Urban Education
Foundations in Education
Anthropology of Education
PACT Assessment lab
Critical Thinking
Schools and Community
Fundamentals of Teaching

Educational Degrees

  • 2010 Ph.D., Education: Educational Psychology, University of California, Davis Title of Dissertation: Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT): An Evaluation of Inter-rater Reliability

  • 2003 M.A., Education: Curriculum and Instruction, California State University, Sacramento Title of Thesis: The Effects of Collaborative Teacher Supervisory Style on Student Teacher Efficacy

  • 2000 CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Sacramento Additional Authorizations: Science, English, and History/Social Studies CA Single Subject Teaching Credential: General Science

  • 1999 B.A., Liberal Studies, California State University, Chico

Select Publications 

Porter, J. M. & Jelinek, D. (2011). Evaluating Inter-rater Reliability of a National Assessment Model for Teacher Performance, International Journal of Educational Policies, 5(2), 74-87.

Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT): An Evaluation of Inter-rater Reliability, by Porter, Jennifer M., Ph.D., UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2010, 157 pages; 3422738.

Jelinek, D. and Porter, J. (2009). Bridging the Disconnect: The promise of lesson study. In Wong, P. and Glass, R. (Eds.) (2009). Prioritizing urban children, teachers, and schools through professional development schools. Albany, NY: Suny Press.

Curriculum Vitae

View Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Last updated: 29 August 2014
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