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Zahner, Doris
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
Human Development
212-678-3484

Office:
543 Hmann

Office Hours:
By appointment.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Cognitive Studies in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2005

M.S., Applied Statistics, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2002

M.A., Cognitive Studies in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2000

B.S., Psychology, Cornell University, 1998

Selected Publications

James, J., & Zahner, D. (2016). Incentives, Length, Timing, and Technology for a Longitudinal Survey of Post-College Outcomes for Recent Graduates. Proceedings of the 2016 American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Zahner, D., & James, J. (2016). Predictive validity of a critical thinking assessment of post-college outcomes. Proceedings of the 2016 American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Zahner, D., & Kostoris, F. (2016). International testing of a performance-based assessment in higher education. Proceedings of the 2016 American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Wolf, R., Zahner, D., & Benjamin, R. (2015) Methodological challenges in international comparative postsecondary assessment programs: Lessons learned and the road ahead. Studies in Higher Education.

Wolf, R. & Zahner, D. (2015). Mitigation of test bias in international, cross-cultural assessments of higher-order thinking skills. In Y. Rosen, S. Ferrara, & M. Mosharraf (Eds.), Handbook of research on computational tools for real-world skill development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Zahner, D., Kornhauser, Z. G. C., Benjamin, R., Wolf, R., & Steedle, J. T. (2015). Using the Collegiate Learning Assessment to address the college to career space. In Y. Rosen, S. Ferrara, & M. Mosharraf (Eds.), Handbook of research on computational tools for real-world skill development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Zahner, D. & Steedle, J. T. (2015). Comparing longitudinal and cross-sectional school effect estimates in postsecondary education. Proceedings of the 2015 National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL: NCME.

Steedle, J.T., Zahner, D., Kuglemass, H. (2014). Test administration procedures and their relationships with effort and performance on a college outcomes test. Proceedings of the 2014 American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA: AERA. http://cae.org/images/uploads/pdf/Test_Administration_Procedures.pdf

Wolf, R., Zahner, D., Kostoris, F., & Benjamin, R. (2014) A case study of an international performance-based assessment of critical thinking skills. Proceedings of the 2014 American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA: AERA. http://cae.org/images/uploads/pdf/A_Case_Study_of_an_International_PerformanceBased_Assessment_of_Critical_Thinking_Skills.pdf

Zahner, D., & Steedle, J.T. (2014) Evaluating performance task scoring comparability in an international testing program. Proceedings of the 2014 National Council on Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, PA: NCME. http://cae.org/images/uploads/pdf/Evaluating_Performance_Task_Scoring_Comparability_in_an_Intern ational_Testing_Program.pdf

Zahner, D. (2014). CLA+ Standard setting study final report. New York: CAE. http://cae.org/images/uploads/pdf/cla_ss.pdf

Zahner, D. (2014). CWRA+ standard setting study final report. New York: CAE. http://cae.org/images/uploads/pdf/cwra_ss.pdf

Benjamin, R., Klein, S., Steedle, J. T., Zahner, D., Elliot. S., Patteson, J. A. (2013). The case for critical-thinking skills and performance assessment. New York: CAE. http://cae.org/images/uploads/pdf/The_Case_for_Critical_Thinking_Skills.pdf

Nickerson, J. V., Corter, J. E., Tversky, B., Rho, Y., Zahner, D., & Yu, L. (2013). Cognitive tools shape thought: Diagrams in design, Cognitive Processing, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10339- 013-0547-3.

Steedle, J. T., Zahner, D., & Patterson, J. A. (2013). Common Core State Standards Validation through Assessment (CCSSV) Report. New York: CAE. http://cae.org/images/uploads/pdf/CCSSVA_Report.pdf

Benjamin, R., Klein, S., Steedle, J. T., Zahner, D., Elliot. S., Patteson, J. A. (2012). The case for critical-thinking skills and performance assessment. New York: CAE. http://cae.org/images/uploads/pdf/The_Case_for_Generic_Skills_and_Performance_Assessment.pdf

Zahner, D. & Corter, J.E. (2010). The process of probability problem solving: Use of external visual representations, Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 12(2), 177-204.

Zahner, D., Nickerson, J. V., Tversky, B., & Corter, J. E. (2010). Playful exploration to improve design. Proceedings of the 2010 American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO: AERA.

Zahner, D., Nickerson, J. V., Tversky, B., Corter, J. E., & Ma, J. (2010). A fix for fixation? Re-representing and abstracting as creative processes in the design of information systems, in Maher, M., Kim, Y. S., & Bonnardel, N. (Eds). AIEDAM: Special Issue on Creativity.

Garan, A. R. , Uriel, N., Sayer, G., Sims, D., Zahner, D., Farr, M., Mancini, M., & Jorde, U.P. (2010). Alteration in systemic vascular resistance and cardiac output during acute cellular rejection and recovery in heart transplant recipients. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 29(3), 382-384.

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