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Peter Kloosterman

Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education; Professor of Mathematics Education
W.W. Wright Education Building Room EDUCATION 3214
Phone : (812) 856-8147
Fax: (812) 856-8116
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Department:  Curriculum and Instruction
Affiliations:  Mathematics Education , Armstrong Teacher Educator Award , Elementary Education
My website:  http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/klooster
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As a professor of mathematics education and the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education, I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education and curriculum. My primary research involves interpretation of mathematics results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Additional interests include international teacher education, understanding student motivation and beliefs in mathematics, and teaching mathematics through problem solving and applications.


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics Education, December 1984, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

M.S.  Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics Education, May 1980, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

B.S.  Mathematics and Education, June 1973, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Kloosterman, P. (in press).  Mathematics skills of 9-year-olds: 1978 to 2004.  Elementary School Journal. 
  • Kloosterman, P., & Walcott, C. (2010). What we teach is what students learn:  Evidence from National Assessment. In R. Reys & B. Reys (Eds.),  K-12 mathematics curriculum:  Issues, trends, and future directions (pp. 89-102).  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Kloosterman, P. (2010).  Mathematics skills of 17-year-old students in the United States: 1978-2004.  Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 41, 20-51.
  • Berkaliev, Z., & Kloosterman, P. (2009) Undergraduate engineering majors’ beliefs about mathematics. School Science and Mathematics, 109, 175-182.
  • Kloosterman, P., Rutledge, Z., & Kenney, P. A. (2009). A generation of progress: Learning from NAEP. Teaching Children Mathematics, 15, 363-369.
  • Rutledge, Z., Kloosterman, P., & Kenney, P. A. (2009). Mathematics skills and NAEP results over a generation. Mathematics Teacher, 102, 445-451.
  • Kloosterman, P., Rutledge, Z., & Kenney, P. A. (2009). Exploring results of the NAEP: 1980s to the present. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 14, 357-365.
  • Kloosterman, P., Tassel, J. H., Ponniah, A. G., & Essex, N. K. (2008).Perceptions of Mathematics and Gender.School Science and Mathematics, 108, 149-162.
  • Kloosterman, P., & Lester, F. K., Jr. (Eds.) (2007). Results and interpretations of the 2003 mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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