GeT Seminar — September 25th, 2020


Reporting on the MKT-G Results from the GeT Students

Friday, September 25, 2020
12:00 pm PT | 1:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Mike Ion & Inah Ko

Summary: In our presentation, we share details about the MKT-G instrument we administer to GeT students before and after they take the GeT course offered by instructors in the GeT Support community. So far, the instrument has been taken by 518 students from 31 GeT courses. Among the 518 students, 380 students took both pre- and post-test. With the 380 students, we have found that during the course of one semester, the students’ MKT-G scores increased on average 0.19 standard deviations, which shows that the instrument can identify student learning in the GeT course. The results suggest that there are differences in MKT-G that can be detected on the timescale of a course of studies. In the presentation, we will also discuss our plans for future analysis examining the relationship between students’ career orientation and the gain of MKT-G scores.

Registration: Closed

Duration: 60 minutes

Format: Online seminar via Zoom web meeting software with questions and discussion. Detailed instructions for joining the seminar will be emailed to registered participants.


Mike Ion is a Ph.D. candidate interested in understanding mathematics teachers’ knowledge through their use of language as they reason through various decision points within instructional situations. Methodologically, this involves using machine learning/natural language processing to train models to analyze their responses. He aspires to specialize as a methodologist working on interdisciplinary projects.
Inah Ko is a postdoctoral research fellow interested in operationalizing teachers’ competence in teaching including teachers’ mathematical knowledge. Inah is also interested in quantitative research methods in educational studies.