Dr. Chelsey Shade is the Associate Director of Supports for Formative Assessment at Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. She holds a doctoral degree and master of arts degree in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity and bachelor of arts degrees in mathematics and Spanish from the University of Colorado Boulder. She taught high school mathematics for five years and was an instructional coach. She is also an adjunct part-time lecturer at CU Boulder. She holds a principal’s license as well as teaching licenses in Linguistically Diverse Education, Mathematics, and Spanish.
Chelsey’s dissertation examined the semiotic composition and complexity of mathematics items on a Smarter Balanced assessment, and how emergent bilingual students were differentially affected by the semiotic complexity of the items. She co-authored a technical paper for Smarter Balanced that provided a conceptual framework and decision model on language variation and item accessibility. She also co-authored a journal article that examined item difficulty and the complexity of science item illustrations in the PISA-2009 International Test Comparison.
Chelsey is married with one son, a cat, and a dog. She loves softball, yoga, and working out.