Audrey Conway Roberts


Audrey Conway Roberts

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7379
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  • Address: 546 Education

Ph.D., Education Sciences-Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, University of Kentucky, 2019

Dissertation: Validation of a School Climate Instrument using a Rasch Rating Scale Model

M.S., Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2015

B.S., Psychology, Centre College, 2012


EDFI 3020-Educational Psychology

EDFI 4020/5020-Assessment and Evaluation in Education

EDFI 6420-Research Methods in Education

EDFI 6450-Using K-12 Assessment Data to Improve Practice


School Climate/Learning Environments

Instrument Validation

Quantitative Methodologies

My research interests focus on using quantitative measurement in evaluation and survey research so that data users can make informed decisions with valid results. For this reason, I conduct research in both K-12 and higher education environments, using a variety of quantitative techniques. Although my broader focus lies within quantitative methodologies, I am particularly interested in students’ and teachers’ perspectives of learning environments and how school decisions are made from this information.


Booth, M. Z., Roberts, A.C., Gerard, J. M., & Gilfillan, B. H. (Under review). Adolescent perceptions of school climate, attitude toward school, and self-efficacy: The intersectionality of race and gender

LaVenia, K., Roberts, A. C., Johnson, P. (Under review). Predicting levy success. Journal of Education Finance

Matuga, J. Booth, M. Z., Roberts, A. C., & Koscheva, C. (2021). Proceedings of the 15th international technology, education and development conference. IATED Digital Library. http://doi: 10.21125/inted.2021

Roberts, O. T., Maiorca, C., & Roberts, A. C. (2019). Positively influencing preservice elementary teachers’ mathematics conceptions and content knowledge. Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, 33(2), 20–34.

Roberts, A. C. (2019). Validation of a school climate instrument using a Rasch rating scale model. Theses and Dissertations--Education Science. 49.


Roberts, A. C., LaVenia, K. & Johnson, P. (2021). Predicting Ohio school levy success. Paper accepted at the American Educational Research Association Conference.

Roberts, T., Maiorca, C., & Roberts, A. C. (2021). A mixed methods exploration of first year inclusive preservice teachers’ conceptions of teaching mathematics. Paper accepted at the American Educational Research Association Conference.

Matuga, J. Booth, M. Z., Roberts, A. C., & Koscheva, C. (2021). Perceptions of metacognitive and self-regulation strategy use of undergraduate students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presented virtually at the International Technology, Education, and Development Conference.

Roberts, A. C. (2019). Filling in the gaps: Descriptive analysis of teachers’ school climate perceptions. Paper presented at the Midwestern Educational Research Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Waddington, R. J., Roberts, A. C., Berends, M., & Dallavis, J. (2019). Understanding the moderating impacts of “Effective Schools” characteristics on voucher program-participating students’ achievement in Indiana. Paper presented at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Roberts, A. C., & Sampson, S. (2018). Validation and DIF analysis of a school climate measure. Paper presented at the Midwestern Educational Research Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

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