Curriculum and Instruction
Guadalupe Carmona is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, a member of the STEM Education Graduate Studies Committee, and instructor for the intermediate and advanced graduate classes in research design and multivariate statistics. She’s a faculty member for the nationally recognized UTeach Secondary STEM Teacher Preparation program, a collaborative effort from the Colleges of Education, Natural Sciences, and Engineering, which is now being replicated nationally in more than 20 universities in the U.S. through different funding agencies. Dr. Carmona has degrees in mathematics (ITAM) and mathematics education (Cinvestav). She earned her doctoral degree in Mathematics Education at Purdue University. Dr. Carmona worked for the Ministry of Education in Mexico in national education reform programs to implement new technologies in the learning of mathematics and science in public middle schools. Her involvement coordinating and supporting efforts for educational reform in Mexico has been continuous over the years. This has allowed her to conduct research and implement teacher professional development programs, reaching hundreds of teachers and their students in several states. Her research focuses on student learning, curriculum development, and designing learning environments that foster formative assessment practices with and without the use of technology. She is currently studying the relationships between different formative assessment practices and the design of large-scale assessments that are more amenable to student learning and teacher instruction. Her international collaborators include CENEVAL, Mexico’s largest institution for the development and implementation of large-scale assessments. CENEVAL is currently incorporating Dr. Carmona’s research results in one of their instruments, which has an impact to more than 500,000 students every year.