Mary A. Hansen

Mary A. Hansen is a professor in the Education Department at Robert Morris University. Her research interests lie in the areas of educational measurement and assessment. She is interested in design and technical issues related to large-scale test development, as well as classroom assessment practices, including the use and impact of formative assessment practices on student learning, and the impact of instruction as measured through outcomes assessment instruments. For over 10 years, she worked with alternate assessments administered to students with severe intellectual disabilities. She has conducted research related to the use of assistive technologies for students with disabilities, and research related to establishing the validity argument for a statewide alternate assessment through a wide range of evaluation and research studies. Dr. Hansen specializes in quantitative research design and statistical analysis of data, and she regularly serves as a program evaluator for grant-based projects. In her role as a professor at Robert Morris University, she teaches undergraduate, master, and doctoral courses in assessment, research methodology, statistical analysis, and program evaluation.

Publications

Supporting Writing and the Writing Process Through the Use of Assistive Technology
Vicki Donne, Mary A. Hansen. © 2023. 34 pages.
Writing is an important skill needed for success in education, social communications, and employment. Yet many students with disabilities struggle with writing. They may...
Trauma-Sensitive and Responsive Coaching
Mary A. Hansen, Brooke Turner, Armani Davis. © 2022. 22 pages.
This chapter discusses the prevalence and impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on today's youth. Information related to the impact of previous trauma and...
Trauma-Sensitive and Responsive Coaching
Mary A. Hansen, Brooke Turner, Armani Davis. © 2022. 22 pages.
This chapter discusses the prevalence and impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on today's youth. Information related to the impact of previous trauma and...
A Primer on Survey Research
Mary A. Hansen, Gaelebale Nnunu Tsheko. © 2021. 26 pages.
This chapter presents a summary of best practices for the design, development, and analysis of quantitative survey research. The authors provide an overview of sampling...
Business and Technology Educators: Practices for Inclusion
Vicki Donne, Mary A. Hansen. © 2018. 14 pages.
Business educators face the challenge of operationalizing the global converging initiatives of technology integration and inclusion of students with a disability in K-12...
Teachers' Use of Assistive Technologies in Education
Vicki Donne, Mary Hansen. © 2017. 16 pages.
Today's educational landscape is complex and ever-changing. Technology continues to develop and advance the quality and scope of instructional methods being utilized across...
Business and Technology Educators: Practices for Inclusion
Vicki Donne, Mary A. Hansen. © 2013. 13 pages.
Business educators face the challenge of operationalizing the global converging initiatives of technology integration and inclusion of students with a disability in K-12...
Reflective On-Line Discourse for Pre-Service Teachers
E. Gregory Holdan, Mary Hansen. © 2011. 12 pages.
More and more, evidence suggests that the competent teacher is one who, through reflective practices, becomes thoughtful, clear in beliefs and actions based on these beliefs, and...
Using On-Line Discussion to Encourage Reflective Thinking in Pre-Service Teachers
E. Gregory Holdan, Mary Hansen. © 2010. 9 pages.
Discourse has been thought to be an essential aspect of high quality education (Bean & Stevens, 2002; Harkness, D’Ambrasio & Marrone, 2006; Wade, Fauske & Thompson, 2008; NCTM...
Using On-Line Discussion to Encourage Reflective Thinking in Pre-Service Teachers
E. Gregory Holdan, Mary Hansen. © 2009. 9 pages.
Discourse has been thought to be an essential aspect of high quality education (Bean & Stevens, 2002; Harkness, D’Ambrasio & Marrone, 2006; Wade, Fauske & Thompson, 2008; NCTM...