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Martha Larkin

Program Director

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Education and Professional Licensure

Degree ProgramMasters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Martha J. Larkin is the Assessment Director of Teacher Licensure Programs in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. She works to implement ePortfolios for the assessment and accreditation of educator preparation programs. She is a Knowledge Ambassador for Watermark. Prior to coming to Walden, Martha taught Special Education courses at the University of West Georgia and the College of William and Mary and has worked in Higher Education since 1996. She received her PhD in special education from the University of Alabama and has over 10 years of experience teaching home economics and special education in public schools. Her current research focus is on assessment system maturity, data visualization and presentation, and data-informed decision making. She has published and presented broadly in the areas of assessment, special education pedagogy, and reading. Her recent presentations focused on developing an instrument to measure assessment system maturity and incorporating technology into data visualization. Martha has been engaged in collaborative research and presenting with George Larkin in data visualization since 2015. Martha and George were invited to author an article titled, Achieving Excellence in Data Visualization, that was published in the December 2017 National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Newsletter.

Education

PhD, The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL United States

MEd, The University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS United States

MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, VA United States

BS, West Virginia Wesleyan College - Buckannon, WV United States

Public Service

The Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach, Volunteer - Santa Rosa Beach , FL United States

Community Ukes, Participant

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, Volunteer - , FL

Sandestin Wine Festival/Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Volunteer - , FL

Sandestin Owners Association Landscape Committee, Committee Member - , FL

Sandestin Owners Association Beach Committee, Committee Member - , FL

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Researcher Award, Council for Learning Disabilities, 1999

Donald D. Hammill Foundation Research Scholarship, , 1996

Tommy Russell Award for Academic and Service Excellence In Graduate Studies In Special Education at the Doctoral Level, The University of Alabama, 1975

Jasper Harvey Award for Academic and Service Excellence In Graduate Studies In Special Education at the Doctoral Level, The University of Alabama, 1974

Publications

Larkin, M. J., Larkin, G. R. (2017). Achieving excellence in data visualization. NILOA Newsletter

Steffens, K. M., Larkin, M. J., Wesson, S. E., Penland, D. R., Marshall, R., Bechtold, D. A. (2016). Riley College of Education and Leadership’s efforts to improve the validity and reliability of student assessment tools Assessment Matters

Steffens, K. M., Larkin, M. J., Wesson, S. E., Marshall, R., Bechtold, D. A. (2015). Riley College assessment practices change in response to new educator preparation standards Assessment Matters

Larkin, M. J., Knutson, J., Williams, J. D., Bechtold, D. A. (2014). Riley College study focuses on teacher education candidates’ data-informed decision-making skills Assessment Matters

Larkin, M. J., Robertson, R. L. (2013). Complex moving parts: Assessment systems and electronic portfolios. International Journal of ePortfolio

Larkin, M. J. (2013). Assessment system and electronic portfolio development in the Riley College of Education and Leadership Assessment Matters

Presentations

Larkin, M. J., Larkin, G. R. (2020). Exploring Data Visualization Walden University

Larkin, M. J., Larkin, G. R. (2020). Data Visualization for All Ages Walden University

Larkin, M. J., Larkin, G. R. (2020). Achieving Excellence in Data Visualization: Beyond the Basics Walden University

Larkin, M. J., Larkin, G. R. (2018). Taskstream by Watermark and Data Visualization: Best Practices for Sharing Data Watermark

Larkin, M. J., Robertson, R. L. (2017). Developing and Refining an Instrument to Measure Assessment System Maturity AACTE

Williams, J. D., Larkin, M. (2017). Solving the Continuous Improvement and Accountability Puzzle While Cultivating a Powerful Professional Community AACTE

Larkin, M. J., Larkin, G. R. (2017). Using Data Visualization to Achieve Transparent Communication and Accountability in Teacher Education AACTE

Robertson, R. L., Larkin, M. J. (2016). Developing and Refining an Instrument to Measure Assessment System Maturity IUPUI

Larkin, M. J., Larkin, G. R. (2016). Incorporating Technology to Achieve Excellence in Data Visualization IUPUI

Robertson, R., Larkin, M. J. (2016). Observing and Evaluating Assessment System Maturity ANNY

Larkin, M. J. (2016). Achieving Excellence in Data Visualization for Scholarship and Service Walden University

Bechtold, D. A., Larkin, M. J., Williams, J. D. (2015). Strategies for Research Teams in Applied Settings: Overcoming Obstacles to Find Meaning in the Data Walden University

Bechtold, D. A., Knutson, J., Larkin, M. J., Williams, J. D., Share, L. B., Ness, S. L. (2015). Evaluating Preservice Teacher Competency of Effective Assessment Practices Through Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), Multiple Program Measures, and Field Experience Components AACTE

Larkin, M. J., Robertson, R. (2015). Development of the Assessment System Maturity Matrix Walden University

Robertson, R., Larkin, M. J. (2014). Developing an Instrument to Measure Assessment System Maturity IUPUI

Bechtold, D. A., Knutson, J., Larkin, M. J., Williams, J. (2014). Using Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) and Data-Informed Decision Making to Ensure Teacher Readiness AACTE

Williams, J. D., Larkin, M. J., Bechtold, D. A., Knutson, J. (2014). Data-Informed Instructional Decisions in Demonstration Teaching Walden University

Larkin, M. J., Robertson, R. (2013). Data-informed decision making for teacher and administrator preparation program improvement: Past, present, and future AACTE

Larkin, M. J., Robertson, R. (2012). Realizing a fully electronic field experience process within ePortfolio AACTE

Robertson, R., Larkin, M. J. (2011). Complex moving parts: Assessment systems and e-portfolios Educause

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