Jamie N. Mikeska, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Center for K-12 Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Jamie Mikeska is a Senior Research Scientist at ETS. Her current research focuses on three key areas: (1) designing, developing, and conducting validation studies on assessments of content knowledge for teaching about science; (2) examining and understanding validity issues associated with measures designed to assess science teachers’ instructional quality, including observational measures, value-added measures, student surveys, and performance-based tasks; and (3) extending and studying the use of these knowledge and instructional practices measures of science teaching quality as summative assessment tools for licensure purposes and as formative assessment tools integrated within teacher education and professional development contexts. She currently serves as principal investigator on four National Science Foundation research projects, three (Grant No. 1621344, 2032179, and 2037983) which focus on studying the use of performance tasks delivered within simulated classroom environments to support pre-service teachers in learning how to facilitate argumentation-focused discussions. Prior to graduate school, Jamie taught elementary school for five years in Montgomery County, MD and earned her National Board certification during her tenure as a public-school teacher.