CURRICULUM VITA

**MARY L. GARNER**

**EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND**

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Ph.D.
(1998) in Educational Studies with a concentration in Measurement and
Statistics,

and Mathematics Education.

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

**Dissertation
title:** *Rasch
Measurement Theory, the Method of Paired Comparisons, and Graph Theory*. Chair:
Professor George Engelhard, Jr.

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M.S.
(1987) in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Numerical Analysis.

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia**.**

B.S.
(1975) in Chemistry with High Honors.

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida**. **

**PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE **

__Associate
Professor, Kennesaw State University, Department of Mathematics__.

Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses designed for secondary, middle-school, and early childhood education majors, as well as general mathematics courses such as Mathematical Modeling, Precalculus, and Calculus. Other responsibilities include serving on departmental and university-wide committees and advising mathematics education majors. Member of the Graduate Faculty and the Honors Program Faculty. Fall 1998 to present. Awarded tenure and promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor in Fall of 2004.

__Adjunct
Assistant Professor, Emory University, Division of Educational Studies__.

Taught graduate course entitled Introduction to
Educational Research, a course on

Rasch Measurement Theory, and a course on the use of
data from the Third

International Mathematics and Science Study
(TIMSS). Fall 1998 to Spring 2000.

__Consultant,
Measurement Incorporated, Durham, North Carolina__

Worked as a data analyst for evaluation of the
Georgia Crossroads Alternative

School Program, under a contract with the Georgia
Department of Education.

May 1998 to Summer 2000.

__Instructor
and Teaching Assistant, Emory University, Division of Educational Studies__.

Responsibilities included teaching
Introduction to Statistics and Educational

Measurement. Also assisted in teaching Introductory
Statistics, Computer

Teachers. Summer 1993 to Spring 1998.

__Teacher,
The Lovett Upper School__.** **

Taught eleventh and twelfth grade Precalculus for
one semester as substitute for a

teacher on leave due to pregnancy. Fall 1994.

__Instructor,
Kennesaw State College__**.**

Responsibilities included teaching developmental
math, College Algebra, Business

Calculus, Precalculus, Calculus, and designing and
organizing an annual high school

math tournament and a career day for middle school
students, parents, and teachers. Spring
1989 to Spring 1992.

__Instructor
and graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology__.

Assisted in teaching Calculus I, III, IV. Taught Calculus V (Linear Algebra).

Fall 1985 to Spring 1988, Fall 1991
to Fall 1992.

__Instructor,
Art Institute of Atlanta__**. **

Taught basic math skills to music business students
and interior design students.

Fall and Winter 1988.

*Other Experience: ***Computer
Programmer**,
Delta Airlines Data Processing Division; **Editorial
Assistant**, the Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine;
**Public Relations Writer**, Institute
for Food and Agricultural Studies, University of Florida; **Laboratory Technician**, Epilepsy Research Laboratory, University of
Florida.

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**HONORS AND AWARDS**

Nominated
for the 2004 Distinguished Teaching Award of the College of Science and

Mathematics, Kennesaw State University

Honored
for excellence in teaching by the 2003-2004 Outstanding Student in the Joint

Enrollment Program at Kennesaw State
University. The Joint Enrollment
Program is for students in surrounding high schools who wish to take
college-level courses.

Recipient
of the 2003 Distinguished Teaching Award of the College of Science and

Mathematics, Kennesaw State University.

Selected
to serve as the first Fellow in Scholarly Discourse Across Disciplines by the
Center

for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at
Kennesaw State University,

2002-2003.

Honored
for excellence in teaching by the 2001-2002 Outstanding Student in the Joint

Enrollment Program at Kennesaw State
University. The Joint Enrollment
Program

is for students in surrounding high schools who wish
to take college-level courses.

Participant
in Excel, a Leadership Kennesaw Program, 2001-2002. The program is for

faculty members designated as potential leaders in
the campus community.

Admitted
to Scholarship Kennesaw, a group of faculty who engage in discussions of

interdisciplinary teaching and research, 1999 -
2000.

Elected
President of the Georgia Educational Research Association. Fall 1998 to Fall 2001.

Participant
in the National Center for Education Statistics Third International Math and

Science Study (TIMSS) Database Training
Seminar. November, 1997. Selection is

made on the basis of a research proposal involving
the TIMSS database.

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Dean’s
Teaching Fellow, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University,

1997-98.
This is an award presented yearly to approximately 15 graduate

students in the Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences. Selection is made on

the basis of letters of recommendation from both
students and faculty,

academic record, teaching evaluations, and teaching
plans.

Fellowship,
Division of Educational Studies, Emory University, 1993-1997.

Elected
to Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society, 1985.

Elected
to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, 1975.

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**PUBLICATIONS**

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Garner, M, Engelhard, G., Wilson, M, & Fisher, W.
(Eds.). (in press). __Advances in __

__Rasch measurement. Volume One__.
JAM Press.

Garner, M, & Engelhard, G. (submitted for publication.) Using paired comparison

matrices to estimate parameters of the partial credit Rasch measurement model for

rater-mediated assessments. __Applied Psychological Measurement__.

Garner, M. (accepted for publication). A review of
Star Math, Version 2.0. __Mental __

__Measurements Yearbook 2005__.
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Garner, M. (accepted for publication). A review of the Wechsler Objective Numerical

Dimensions
(WOND) test. __Mental Measurements Yearbook 2005__. Buros Institute of
Mental Measurements.

Garner, M. (2004). The
vending machine model of undergraduate education vs.

interdisciplinary
team-taught courses. __Reaching Through Teaching__, Spring 2004,

5-8.

Garner, M.
(2003). Connecting Eid and
Langeheines’ latent state-trait models with hidden

markov models and
Rasch. __Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and __

__Perspectives__,
1(3), 214-217.

Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (2002). An eigenvector method for estimating

item parameters of the dichotomous and polytomous
Rasch models. __Journal of __

__Applied Measurement, 3(2),__ 107-128.

Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (2000). The method of paired comparisons, Rasch

measurement theory, and Graph Theory. In M. Wilson, G. Engelhard, & M. Stone (Eds.), __Objective measurement: Theory into practice.__ Vol. 5.
Ablex Publishing Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, pp 259-286.

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Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (1999). Gender differences in performance on
multiple-

choice and constructed response mathematics
items. __Applied Measurement in
Education, 12(1),__ 29-51.

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Garner,
M. (1997). The importance of history in mathematics teaching and
learning.

__Mathematical
Connections, V__, 3-21.

Garner,
M. (1997). Historical essays in calculus and precalculus: Teaching mathematics

through history.
__Mathematical Connections, V__, 22-35.

**PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS**

Garner
, M. (2005, January). Problem Analysis:
An Assignment to Deepen Understanding

of School Mathematics. Presentation at the joint
meeting of the American

Mathematical Society and the Mathematical
Association of America. Atlanta.

Garner,
M. (2003, October). The Story Of The First (And Hopefully Not
The Last)

Summer Symposium For The Integration Of The
Humanities, Arts, And Sciences At

Kennesaw State University. Presentation at the 25^{th} Annual Conference of the
Association for Integrative Studies.
Detroit, Michigan.

Holzman,
J., Wilson D., & Garner, M. (2003,
February). A Team-Taught
Interdisciplinary

Honors Seminar That Links Mathematics, Philosophy
and Spanish. Presentation at

the 10^{th} Annual Georgia Conference on
College and University Teaching.
Atlanta,

GA.

Garner,
M. (2003, April). Paired Comparison Matrices of Partial Credit
Rasch Models.

**Invited presentation** at an International
Conference in Celebration of the Career and Contributions of Benjamin D.
Wright. Chicago, IL.

Garner,
M. (2003, February). Mathematical Fictions and Fantasies by
Borges.

Presentation at the weekly conference “Math Talks”
in the Department of

Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. Atlanta, GA.

Usiskin,
Z, & Garner, M. (2003,
January). A Mathematics Course to
Deepen and Broaden

Teachers’ Understanding of High School
Mathematics. Presentation at the
Seventh Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher
Educators. Atlanta, GA.

Garner,
M., Clarke, M., Elliott, J. D., Smith, C., Fowler, A., & Wood, G. (October, 2002).

Diophantine Dizziness. Presentation at the annual Georgia Mathematics Conference

of the Georgia Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. Rock Eagle, GA.

Fox,
M., Ferguson, B., Stallings, L., Garner, M., & Economopoulos, M. (October, 2002).

Modules for Pre-Service Teachers: Incorporating a Variety of Instructional

Technologies to Promote Depth of Understanding of
Concepts in Mathematics.

Presentation at the 14^{th} International
Conference of the SINO-American Education

Consortium.
Atlanta, GA.

Garner,
M. (October, 2002). Differences in Performance on Specific TIMSS
Items Among

Students from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea,
and the United States.

Presentation at the 14^{th} International
Conference of the SINO-American Education

Consortium.
Atlanta, GA.

Garner,
M. (2002, May). Advanced Perspective on School
Mathematics. Presentation at

the Preparation of Secondary Mathematics Teachers
Conference. Columbus State

University, Columbus, GA.

Garner,
M. (2002, February). Let’s be Discrete. Discrete Mathematics in the Middle

Grades Classroom I and II. Invited presentation at the Applied Mathematics

Association Winter Conference. Macon, GA.

Garner,
M. (2002, January). MAA Project NEXT Panel Discussion: Successful programs

that integrate mathematics with other
disciplines. **Invited participation**. Joint

Mathematics Meetings. San Diego, CA.

Garner,
M., Powell, H., & Rowe, C. (2001,
October). Let’s be Discrete. Discrete

Mathematics in the Middle Grades Classroom I and
II. Two-part workshop

presented at the annual Georgia Mathematics
Conference of the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Rock Eagle, Georgia.

Garner,
M., Wilson, D., & Holzman, J.
(2001, October). Geometry,
Numbers, and the

Literature of Jorge Luis Borges. Session at the annual Georgia Mathematics

Conference of the Georgia Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. Rock Eagle,

Georgia.

Garner,
M., & Sjostrom, M.P. (2001,
April). The Means Justify the
Ends: Using a Variety

of Approaches to Deepen Understanding. Workshop presented at the annual

meeting of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. Orlando, Florida.

Garner,
M. (2001, April). Differences in Distractor Choices on TIMSS
Mathematics Items

Among U.S. and Russian Federation Students. Paper presented at the annual

American Educational Research Association
meeting. Seattle, Washington.

Garner,
M., Holzman, J., & Wilson, D.
(2001, January). An
Interdisciplinary Course

Linking Mathematics, Philosophy, and Literature in
the Works of Jorge Luis

Borges.
Presentation at the joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society

and the Mathematical Association of America. New Orleans.

Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (2000,
April). An Eigenvector Method for
Estimating Item

Parameters of the Dichotomous and Polytomous Rasch
Models. Paper presented at

the Tenth International Objective Measurement
Workshops. New Orleans.

Garner,
M. (2000, April). Application of Rasch Measurement to Wrong
Answers on the

Mathematics Multiple-Choice Items from the Third
International Mathematics and

Science Study (TIMSS). Paper presented at the Tenth
International Objective

Measurement Workshops. New Orleans.

Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (2000,
April). Rasch Measurement as an
Analytic Hierarchy

Process.
Paper presented at a poster session of the Tenth International Objective

Measurement Workshops. New Orleans.

Garner,
M., & Teitloff, T. (2000,
March). Assessment of deep
understanding of

elementary mathematics. Paper presented at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of

the Mathematical Association of America. Charlotte, NC.

Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (1998,
April). The application of graph theory
to issues of

connectivity in assessment networks. Paper presented at the annual American
Educational Research Association meeting.
San Diego, CA.

Jensen,
R., & Garner, M. (1998,
April). Discrete mathematics activities
for the middle

grades classroom.
Extended session at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
annual meeting. Washington, D.C.

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Garner,
M. (1998, January). Recurring patterns in the historical
development of

mathematical knowledge: Implications for pedagogy.
Paper presented at the annual joint meeting of the American Mathematical
Society and the Mathematical Association of America. Baltimore, MD.

Hughes,
M., & Garner, M. (1998,
January). Using the Rasch model for item
selection:

Constructing an instrument to measure 5th grade
students’ understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (AETS). Minneapolis, MN.

Garner,
M. (1997, November). Gender differences in multiple-choice and
constructed

response mathematics items. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
Georgia Educational Research Association.
Atlanta, GA.

Rothenberg,
L., Garner, M., & Dabney, M. (1997,
August). Estimation of missing values

for a confirmatory factor analysis model. Paper presented at the American
Psychological Association meeting.
Chicago, IL.

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Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (1997,
March). The method of paired
comparisons, Rasch

measurement theory, and Graph Theory. Paper presented at the American Educational
Research Association meeting and the Ninth International Objective Measurement
Workshop. Chicago, IL.

Garner,
M. (1997, March). Dimensionality and
differential item functioning on multiple-

choice and constructed response mathematics
items. Paper presented at the American
Educational Research Association meeting and the Ninth International Objective
Measurement Workshop. Chicago, IL.

Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (1996,
October). Analysis of an assessment
network

using Graph Theory.
Paper presented at the Georgia Educational Research Association
meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Garner,
M. (1996, October). The importance of history in mathematics
teaching and

learning.
Paper presented at the 21st Annual Humanities and Technology
Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (1996,
April). Gender differences in
performance on

multiple-choice and constructed response mathematics
items. Paper presented at the annual
American Educational Research Association meeting. New York, NY.

Dabney,
M., Garner, M., & Rothenberg, L.
(1996, April). Technical issues
related to

missing data in a study of the equivalence of
constructed response and multiple-choice items. Paper presented by the second author at the American Educational
Research Association meeting. New York,
NY.

Garner,
M., Dabney, M., Rothenberg, L., & Monsaas, J. (1995, October). A SAS
program

for handling missing data through multiple
imputations. Paper presented at the
Georgia Educational Research Association meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Garner,
M., & Engelhard, G. (1995,
October). Paired comparisons, graph
theory, and

Rasch measurement.
Paper presented at the Georgia Educational Research Association meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Garner,
M. (1995, October). Historical essays in calculus and
precalculus: Teaching

mathematics through history. Paper presented at the 20th Annual
Humanities and Technology Conference.
Atlanta, GA.

Rothenberg,
L., Dabney, M., Garner, M., & Monsaas, J.
(1995, April). A comparison of

methods to estimate the variance covariance matrix
with matrix sampled data. Paper
presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Garner,
M. (1994, October). Technological trials and tribulations. A presentation at the

annual Georgia Mathematics Conference of the Georgia
Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Rock Eagle, GA.

Garner,
M. (1990, May). Use of writing assignments in teaching
algebra and business

calculus. A
presentation at the Dekalb College Annual Mathematics Conference.

Sparks,
D, Crosby, J., & Garner, M. (1990,
May). Use of IBM MET in teaching
algebra

and calculus.
A presentation at the Dekalb College Annual Mathematics Conference.

**ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS**

American Educational Research
Association; Georgia Educational Research Association; Institute for Objective
Measurement; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Georgia Council of
Teachers of Mathematics; Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators;
Mathematical Association of America.

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**COURSES TAUGHT**

** **

Exploration of School
Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective Part I

(MATH
3495)

Discrete
Modeling I (MATH 3322)

Mathematical
Systems (MATH 3390)

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Exploration
of School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective Part I

(MATH
3495)

Discrete
Modeling I (Math 3322)

The Portfolio (EDUC 7797)
(This is the capstone experience for the Master of

Education in Adolescent
Education. It was taught with Dr. Marian Fox and Dr. Pam Cole.)

** **Math Studies (MATH 7716)

Functions
and Analytic Techniques (MATH 7718)

Exploration
of School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective Part I

(MATH
3495)

(MATH 3495)

Exploration
of Middle School Mathematics from An Advanced Perspective

(MATH
3495)

The Portfolio (EDUC 7797)
(This is the capstone experience for the Master of

Education in Adolescent Education.
It was taught with Dr. Marian Fox and Dr. Nita Paris.)

Precalculus
(MATH 1113)

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** **Critical Content of ECE Math II: Rational Numbers (MATH 3316)

Math
Studies (MATH 7716)

** **Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics (MATH 3495)

** **Discrete Modeling I (Math 3322)

** **Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics (MATH 3495)

** **Critical Content of ECE Math II: Rational Numbers (MATH 3316)

* Kennesaw State University*

** **Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics (MATH 3495) (Materials
written by

faculty from University of
Chicago and University of California were piloted

in this new course.)

An Interdisciplinary Course Linking
Mathematics, Philosophy, and Literature:

The Fictions Of Jorge Luis
Borges (HON 2290 – co-taught with Judy

Holzman and Dewi Wilson)

Critical Content for ECE Math III
(Math 3317)

Student Teaching (MAED 4475)

Advanced Perspectives on School
Mathematics (MATH 3495) (Materials written by

faculty from University of
Chicago and University of California were piloted

in this course, never before
offered at KSU.)

Calculus I (MATH 1190 – two
sections)

** **Geometry for P-5 Teachers (MATH 3342 – three sections)

Geometry for P-5 Teachers (MATH
3342)

Number Concepts for P-5 Teachers
(MATH 2242)

Discrete Mathematics for Teachers
(MATH 7712)

Geometry (MATH 3395)

Geometry for P-5 Teachers (MATH 3342
– two sections)

Number Concepts for P-5 Teachers
(MATH 2242)

Interdisciplinary Course Linking Mathematics,
Philosophy, and Literature Through

the Works of Jorge Luis
Borges (Capstone course in Spanish.
Taught with

Judy Holzman and Dewi
Wilson.)

Geometry for P-5 Teachers (MATH 3342
– two sections)

Calculus I (MATH 1190)

Graduate Seminar on Rasch Measurement Theory,
Division of Educational Studies

Geometry for P-5 Teachers (MATH
3342)

Number Concepts for P-5 Teachers
(MATH 2242)

Algebra III

Geometry (MATH 3395)

** **Geometry for P-5 Teachers (MATH 3342)

Mathematical Modeling (MATH 1101 –
three sections)

Graduate Measurement Seminar on use
of the Third International Mathematics and

Science Study, Division of
Educational Studies

Mathematical Modeling (MATH 1101 –
two sections)

Precalculus (MATH 1113)

Geometry (MATH 3395)

Algebra I

Graduate Seminar:
Introduction to Educational Research, Division of Educational

Studies

**PROFESSIONAL SERVICE**

Test
Reviewer, Buros Institute of Mental Measurement, 2004 – present.

Reviewer,
__Applied Psychological Measurement__, 2004 – present.

Reviewer,
__Journal of Applied Measurement__, 2001 – present.

Member,
University Library Committee, Kennesaw State University, 2003 – present.

Member,
Assurance of Learning Council, Kennesaw State University, 2003 – present.

Member,
Graduate Faculty & Honors Faculty, Kennesaw State University, 2001 –
present.

Member,
Professional Teacher Education Unit, Kennesaw State University, 1998 – present.

Member,
Mathematics Education Committee, Department of Mathematics, Kennesaw State

University, 1998 – present.

Conducted
workshops for mathematics education majors planning to take the Praxis II test in Spring and Fall of 2003 and 2004.

Conducted
a series of workshops designed to review material on the Praxis II examination

for Cobb County teachers in Summer and Fall of 2004.

Conducted the
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s afternoon workshop in ` Measurement. Spring, 2004.

Conducted
the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s afternoon workshop in

Team Teaching. Fall, 2003.

Organizer and
leader, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Leadership Team for Interdisciplinary Teaching and
Scholarship, 2002-2003.

Department
of Mathematics Representative to the Faculty Council and Faculty Senate,

Kennesaw State University, 2001-2003.

Member,
Faculty Search Committee for Assistant Professor position in Mathematics

Education, 2002-2003.

Member,
Faculty Search Committee for Assistant and Associate Professor positions in

Applied Mathematics, 2001-2002.

Chairman,
Department of Mathematics Assessment Committee, 2000-2002.

President-Elect,
then President, Georgia Educational Research Association, 1998-2000.

Member,
Technical Evaluation Committee, Norm-Referenced Tests, Georgia State

Department of Education, Spring, 2000.

Member,
Technical Evaluation Committee, Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests,

Georgia State Department of Education, Spring, 2000.

Member,
AERA Graduate Student Seminar Planning Committee for the American

Educational Research Association
meeting held in San Diego in April of 1998.

Judge,
Atlanta Public Schools Science and Mathematics Congress. Spring, 1997.

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Elected
Student Representative to the Georgia Educational Research Association. 1995.

Instructor,
three-day summer workshop on programming in Hypercard for middle and high

school teachers of Jackson
County Schools. North Carolina, August
1995.

Instructor,
three-day summer workshop on programming in LOGO for elementary and

middle school teachers of
Jackson County Schools. North Carolina,
June 1995.

Member,
on-site team for review of the Decatur City Schools Math Project for Elementary

Teachers, a Title II Eisenhower Demonstration and
Exemplary Project. Decatur, Georgia,
May 1995.

Chairman,
Junior Varsity Examination Committee, Kennesaw State College Annual Math

Tournament for high school
students. March, 1991.

Chairman,
Adult Session Committee, FUTURESCAPE (a
career-day in mathematics,

science, and technology for middle school students
and their parents). Kennesaw State
College, Spring, 1991.

Chairman,
Core Committee, Kennesaw State College Department of Mathematics.

1990-91.

Member,
Visiting Committee for the Ten-Year Self Evaluation of The Walker School.

Marietta, Georgia, October
1990.

Conducted
one-day summer workshop on using writing to teach mathematics at the

Summer Institute for
Teachers at Kennesaw State College, Summer, 1990.

Manuscripts
reviewed for *Applied Measurement in
Education* and *Georgia Educational *

*Researcher. *