Ph.D. in Teacher Education, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2002- 2008)
M.A. Educational Foundations, Administration, Policy & Research Methods, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006
M. S. in Child Development, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India (1996-1998)
Bachelor of Science, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India (1993-1996)
Teacher Education Assessment
Teacher education accreditation
Accountability in teacher education
Teacher preparation reporting to state and national agencies
Culturally responsive teaching and teacher education
Ruchi Bhatnagar is a clinical associate professor in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. in teacher education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and started working at Georgia State in spring 2010. She serves as the assessment coordinator for the unit of teacher education. Her courses and research focus on teacher education policy and its impact on teaching and teacher education, assessments in teacher education, program evaluation, teacher retention, and equity and social justice issues in teaching and teacher education. She serves as a site reviewer for the GaPSC program accreditation of teacher education programs in the state of Georgia.
Bhatnagar, R., Tanguay, C., Sullivan, C., & Many, J. (2021). “Observation of field performance rubric: Establishing content validity and reliability.” Georgia Education Researcher, Manuscript accepted.
Many, J. E., Bhatnagar, R., and Tanguay, C. (2019). “Learning from the experiences of novice urban teachers: Teacher education and induction program factors that influence effectiveness.” Gateways to Teacher Education,30 (1),16-30.
Many, J. E., Bhatnagar, R., Tanguay, C., and Members of Georgia’s teacher education Research Consortium (2019). “State-wide implementation of edTPA in preparation for high-stakes testing: A mixed-methods study of the concerns of edTPA coordinators.” Education Policy Analysis Archives, 27(122), 1-26.
Ogletree, T. W., Kim, J., Bhatnagar, R., Many, J., & Tanguay, C. (2018). “Push-pull relationships between concerns and personal engagement: Exploring the adoption of edTPA as an innovation.” American Journal of Educational Research, 6(7), 902-908.
Tanguay, C. L., Bhatnagar, R., Barker, K.S., & Many, J.E. (2018). “AAA + professional development for teacher educators who prepare culturally and linguistically responsive teachers.” Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 20, 87-104.
Bhatnagar, R. (2018). “Student teachers’ assessments involving three role groups: Challenges and possibilities.” The European Educational Researcher, 1(2), 77-97.
Bhatnagar, R., Kim, J., & Many, J. E. (2017). “An instrument to study state-wide implementation of edTPA: Validating the levels of edTPA integration survey.” Journal of Research in Education, 27(1), 24–33. Retrieved from https://www.eeraorganization.org/jre-spring-2017
Bhatnagar, R., Kim, J., Many, J. E., Barker, K., Ball, M. & Tanguay, C. (2016). “Are we making our social justice framework salient?: Students’ perceptions of urban teacher preparation program effectiveness.” National Teacher Education Journal,9, 27-41.
Bhatnagar, R., Kim, J., & Many, J. E. (2014). “Candidate surveys on program evaluation: Examining instrument reliability, validity and program effectiveness.” American Journal of Educational Research, 2, 683-690.
Bhatnagar, R., Kim, J., & Many, J. E. (2012). “One urban college of education’s examination of graduates’ employment and retention in public schools.” Georgia Educational Researcher, 9(1), 64-72.
Books and Book Chapters
Tanguay, C.L., Many, J. E., Ariail, M., Bhatnagar, R., & Emerson, J. (2019). “An organic model for edTPA exploration and implantation.” In K.K. Winter, H. H. Pinter, & M. K. Watson (Eds.), Performance-Based Assessment in 21st Century Teacher Education (pp. 42-80). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-8353-0
Many, J. E. & Bhatnagar, R. (Eds.) (2018). “Implementing and analyzing performance assessments in teacher education.” Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publisher.
Bhatnagar, R. (2008). “Use of Assessments to Inform Teacher Education Policy and Practice: The Complexity of Addressing Multiple Purposes Through One Assessment System.” Saarbrücken, Germany: OmniScriptum.