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Kristin Bass



  • Evaluator 


Kristin has extensive experience managing federally and privately funded education projects. Her areas of expertise include assessment development and validation, and statistical modeling. In 2009 Kristin completed the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Research Training Institute funded by Department of Education where she received advanced training in experimental research design and statistical analysis, including power analysis and Hierarchical Linear Modeling. At Rockman, Kristin directs evaluation projects primarily related to STEM education. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator for such projects as the Bridges to STEM Careers program at the Bay Area Video Coalition, the Do IT! informal science education project at Youth Radio; and the Mississippi Academy for Science Teaching (Project MAST).

Prior to joining Rockman, Kristin was a postdoctoral fellow at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Her papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals and books, including commissioned papers for the National Academy of Science and Technical Reports for the National Center for Research on Evaluation. Kristin has a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a fan of children's literature, cute animals (especially cats), and very bad puns. 


Assessment development and validation, especially for STEM-related outcomes (e.g., learning, attitudes)

Research design

Quantitative and qualitative analysis

Technical assistance / capacity-building for evaluation

Implementation and evaluation of student science notebooks 


Bass, K. M. & Bandy, E. A. (2009). Digital pathways to learning through collaborative media production. In K. Tyner (Ed.), New Agendas for Media Literacy. (pp. 28 - 50). New York: Routledge.

Bass, K. M., Puckett, C., & Rockman, S. (2008). Models of digital collection use in a university community. Educational Technology, 48(1), 44-49.

Rockman, S., Bass, K. M., & Borse, J. (2007). Media-based science learning in informal environments. Commissioned paper prepared for the Learning Science in Informal Environments Committee of the National Research Council, National Academy of Science. Available at<p>

Bass, K. M. (2005). Reality's limits. Measurement, 3, 84-88.

Margerum-Leys, J. & Bass, K. M. (2005). Electronic tools for online assessment: An illustrative case study. In S. Howell (Ed.), Online assessment and measurement: Case studies from higher education, K-12, and corporate (Volume II). (pp. 62-81). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.