Sarah M. Bonner

Sarah M. Bonner

Associate Professor
Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Arizona, 2005


I teach courses in classroom assessment in undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs in Childhood and Adolescent Education. I teach statistics, research methods, program evaluation, and measurement in the M.A. program in Educational Psychology and the Ed.D. program in Instructional Leadership.


I study theory and practice in classroom assessment, and teacher beliefs about testing and learning. I also conduct research on the development of academic identity and achievement through peer-facilitated learning.


Bonner, S. M., Torres-Rivera, C., & Chen, P. P. (2018). Standards and assessment: Coherence from the teacher’s perspective. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 30(1), 71-92. doi: 10.1007/s11092-017-9272-2

Bonner, S. M., & Stevens, A. (2017) The effect of providing instructional facilitation on student college readiness. Instructional Science, 45(6), 769-787.

Bonner, S. M., Somers, J. A., Rivera, G. J., & Keiler, L. S. (2017). Effects of student-facilitated learning on instructional facilitators. Instructional Science, 45(4), 417-438.

Chen, P. P. & Bonner, S. M. (2017). Inservice teachers’ grading beliefs and constructivist teaching beliefs. Educational Assessment, 22(1), 18-34.

Lui, A. M., & Bonner, S. M. (2016). Preservice and inservice teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and instructional planning in primary school mathematics. Teaching and Teacher Education, 56, 1-13. doi:


2018-2020 Principal Investigator, “Integrating Formative Assessment of Computational Thinking with Self-Regulated Learning,” National Science Foundation Discovery Research PK-12, $448, 195.

2018-2023 Co-Principal Investigator, “Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: NYC LSAMP Alliance,” National Science Foundation Alliances-Minority Participation, $3,999,860.00. Principal Investigator: J. L. Cruz.

2011-2017 Co-Principal Investigator, “MSPinNYC2—A New Partnership to Transform Urban Secondary School Mathematics and Science Experiences,” National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership Grant, $12,179,373.