Jenna Porter

Contact Information and Office Hours

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Assistant Professor

Eureka Hall 406
(916) 278-4620

Spring 2016
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 - 9:00 am, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

  • Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Aquaponics Curriculum
  • Teacher efficacy and development
  • Science education and policy

Courses Taught

  • Science Curriculum & Instruction for the Diverse
  • K-8 Classroom
  • Field Experience in After School STEM Programs
  • 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

  • Hedman, R. & Porter, J. (in press). Considerations for Equitable NGSS High School Curriculum Implementation. California Classroom Science.
  • Porter, J. (2015). All Standards, All Students? The Misalignment of NGSS with California’s Science Course Graduation Policy. Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies, 5(1), 61-69.
  • Porter, J. & 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. & 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

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Last updated: 15 February 2016
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