Sarah M. Bonner
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
Sarah Bonner received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2005 with specialization in educational measurement and research methodology. Prior to entering academia, she worked in the field of K-12 education for many years, as an administrator and certified teacher of high school English in programs for high-risk adolescents in Chicago and Southern Arizona. She has served as a program evaluator and statistical consultant for a variety of educational interventions.
Prof. Bonner teaches educational assessment courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Childhood Education and Adolescence Education programs, CEDF 716, SEDF 206, and SEDF 706.
She also is responsible for teaching Statistics and Statistics Computing in Education I and II (EDPS 701 and EDPS 721), Tests and Measurement (EDPS 722), and Educational Program Evaluation (EDPS 723) in the Master’s Program in Educational Psychology.
Prof. Bonner’s main area of research is the study of cognitive processes that underlie academic test performance and their relation to validity of test score interpretation. She also studies the relationship between theory and practice in classroom assessment. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Educational Assessment, Journal of Chemical Education, and Applied Measurement in Education (in press), and has been presented to national audiences.