Jared’s Musings

I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. —Henry David Thoreau, Walden

My New Position

I was recently hired as research faculty at BYU, starting January 1. I will be working with David Wiley to study the effects of open textbooks on student success in colleges across the United States. The research is part of a […]

Item Response Theory in the Secondary Classroom: What Rasch Modeling Can Reveal About Teachers, Students, and Tests: NRMERA Presentation

On Friday, October 5th, I presented the contents of this PowerPoint. Basically, the presentation stems from the fact that, for various reasons, academic researchers have chosen that measurement theory is not particularly useful or feasible in understanding classroom assessments. I […]

How I got involved in the Open Education Group

In July, I became a part of the Open Education Group. For me, it has been a great opportunity to work with fantastic people like David Wiley, Lane Fischer, TJ Bliss, and John Hilton. So far, I have dabbled in […]

The Measurement of Me

Much has changed in the past thirteen months. I am no longer an English teacher by profession, although I still feel connected to that identity. I am now a PhD student at Brigham Young University, studying Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and […]

Disciplinary Literacy

In my pre-service teacher training, I took a class on teaching reading. The textbook for the class centered on content area literacy, and I came away from that class thinking that my responsibility as an English teacher was to help […]