Academic Appointments


Research Interests


  • Assessment, testing and measurement
  • Data Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Teachers and Teaching

All Publications


  • Introduction to the Special Issue on Classroom Assessment (vol 56, pg 667, 2019) JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT Wilson, M., Ruiz-Primo, M., Paek, P. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.1111/jedm.12269

    View details for Web of Science ID 000522504100001

  • Introduction to the Special Issue on Classroom Assessment JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT Wilson, M., Ruiz-Primo, M., Paek, P. 2019; 56 (4): 667–69

    View details for DOI 10.1111/jedm.12231

    View details for Web of Science ID 000562561200001

  • Exploring the Utility of Sequential Analysis in Studying Informal Formative Assessment Practices EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT-ISSUES AND PRACTICE Furtak, E. M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Bakeman, R. 2017; 36 (1): 28-38

    View details for DOI 10.1111/emip.12143

    View details for Web of Science ID 000398599000004

  • Curriculum Mapping as a Strategy for Supporting Teachers in the Articulation of Learning Goals JOURNAL OF SCIENCE TEACHER EDUCATION Giamellaro, M., Lan, M., Ruiz-Primo, M., Li, M., Tasker, T. 2017; 28 (4): 347–66
  • The Effect of Sequential Cues of Item Contexts in Science Assessment INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TESTING Wang, T., Li, M., Thummaphan, P., Ruiz-Primo, M. 2017; 17 (4): 322–50
  • From Formal Embedded Assessments to Reflective Lessons: The Development of Formative Assessment Studies APPLIED MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION Ayala, C. C., Shavelson, R. J., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Brandon, P. R., Yin, Y., Furtak, E. M., Young, D. B. 2008; 21 (4): 315-334
  • On the Impact of Curriculum-Embedded Formative Assessment on Learning: A Collaboration between Curriculum and Assessment Developers APPLIED MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION Shavelson, R. J., Young, D. B., Ayala, C. C., Brandon, P. R., Furtak, E. M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Tomita, M. K., Yin, Y. 2008; 21 (4): 295-314
  • On the Impact of Formative Assessment on Student Motivation, Achievement, and Conceptual Change APPLIED MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION Yin, Y., Shavelson, R. J., Ayala, C. C., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Brandon, P. R., Furtak, E. M., Tomita, M. K., Young, D. B. 2008; 21 (4): 335-359
  • On the Fidelity of Implementing Embedded Formative Assessments and Its Relation to Student Learning APPLIED MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION Furtak, E. M., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Shemwell, J. T., Ayala, C. C., Brandon, P. R., Shavelson, R. J., Yin, Y. 2008; 21 (4): 360-389
  • Exploring teachers' informal formative assessment practices and students' understanding in the context of scientific inquiry JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Furtak, E. M. 2007; 44 (1): 57-84

    View details for DOI 10.1002/tea.20163

    View details for Web of Science ID 000243180800003

  • Windows into the mind HIGHER EDUCATION Shavelson, R. J., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Wiley, E. W. 2005; 49 (4): 413-430
  • Comparison of two concept-mapping techniques: Implications for scoring, interpretation, and use JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING Yin, Y., Vanides, J., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Ayala, C. C., SHAVELSON, R. J. 2005; 42 (2): 166-184

    View details for DOI 10.1002/tea.20049

    View details for Web of Science ID 000227024700002

  • Evaluating students' science notebooks as an assessment tool INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Li, M., Ayala, C., Shavelson, R. J. 2004; 26 (12): 1477-1506
  • On the evaluation of systemic science education reform: Searching for instructional sensitivity JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING Ruiz-Primo, M. A., SHAVELSON, R. J., Hamilton, L., Klein, S. 2002; 39 (5): 369-393

    View details for DOI 10.1002/tea.10027

    View details for Web of Science ID 000175090400001

  • Comparison of the reliability and validity of scores from two concept-mapping techniques JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Schultz, S. E., Li, M., SHAVELSON, R. J. 2001; 38 (2): 260-278
  • Note on sources of sampling variability in science performance assessments JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT Shavelson, R. J., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Wiley, E. W. 1999; 36 (1): 61-71
  • Toward a science performance assessment technology 7th EARLI Conference SHAVELSON, R. J., Solano-Flores, G., Ruiz-Primo, M. A. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 1998: 171–84
  • Rhetoric and reality in science performance assessments: An update JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING RUIZPRIMO, M. A., SHAVELSON, R. J. 1996; 33 (10): 1045-1063
  • Problems and issues in the use of concept maps in science assessment JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING RUIZPRIMO, M. A., SHAVELSON, R. J. 1996; 33 (6): 569-600