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Kristen Malzahn



  • Researcher, Evaluator 


Kristen A. Malzahn, Research Associate at Horizon Research, Inc., received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN and a Masters degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC. Prior to coming to HRI in 2001, she taught at the elementary level for five years and was a lead teacher for a mathematics professional development initiative in Durham, NC.

At HRI, Ms. Malzahn has assisted in the dissemination of data gathered from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education. She has worked on the evaluation of NSF's Local Systemic Change through Teacher Enhancement Initiative, where she was responsible for coordinating project communications and assisting with the facilitation of professional development and training sessions for evaluators. In addition, her work has included the evaluation of Deepening Everyone's Mathematics Content Knowledge project, a partnership between the University of Rochester and a number of surrounding rural and suburban school districts.

Ms. Malzahn currently works on the summative evaluation of Learning and Teaching Geometry, a materials research and development project designing video-base based mathematics teacher professional development materials for middle grades teachers. She also serves as a staff member on the Fostering Mathematics Success of English Language Learners research project, and the Math and Science Partnership Knowledge Management and Dissemination project.



The Status of Elementary Mathematics Teaching (2002)

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The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching: Results from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education (2001)

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