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Alane Starko


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Ph.D. The University of Connecticut

Alane Starko

Professional Summary

Interests and Expertise

  • Classroom Assessment
  • Creativity
  • Differentiation
  • Education of the Gifted and Talented

Selected Publications

Sparks-Langer, G., Starko, A. J., Pasch, M., Burke, W., Moody, C. M., Gardner, T. (2004). Teaching as decision making: Successful practices for the secondary teacher. 2nd E. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Starko, A.J. (2000.). Finding the problem finders: Problem finding and the development of talent. In R. Friedman and B. Shore (Eds.) Talents unfolding: Cognition and development. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Starko, A. J., Sparks-Langer, G. M., Pasch, M., Frankes, L., Gardner, T. G., Moody, C. D. (2003). Teaching as decision making: Successful practices for the elementary teacher. 3rd Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Starko, A. J. (2008). Teacher preparation. Critical issues and practices in gifted education. In Critical issues and practices in gifted education: What the research says (681-694). Waco, TX: Prufrock.

Starko, A. J. (2008). Teaching problem finding to elementary students: View from the trenches. In B. M. Shore, M.W. Aulls & M.A.B. Delcourt Inquiry in Education: Overcoming barriers to successful implementation (47-62).New York: Erlbaum.

Starko, A. (2011). Of birdhouses and mosaic cats: Conquering fears in the muddle of inquiry. LEARNING Landscapes, 4, 307-324.

Starko, A. (February, 2013). Creativity on the brink. Educational Leadership, 70, 5, 54-56.

Starko, A. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer). Help your child imagine new Ideas, solve problems. Parent Circle Online Magazine.

Starko, A. (2013). Three Keys to Creativity in the Classroom: Teachers and Librarians Together. In J. B. Jones and L J. Flint (Eds.) The Creative Imperative: School Librarians and Teachers Cultivating Curiosity Together. ABC-CLIO.

Selected Presentations

Starko, A. (2007, November), Teaching for Differentiation: What's Reasonable for Prospective Teachers. National Association for Gifted Children Conference, National Association for Gifted Children, Minneapolis, MN.

Starko, A. (May 8, 2009), Putting assessment at the center: The role of assessment in helping prospective teachers enhance creativity. The Creative Brain: Using Brain Research on Creativity and the Arts to Improve Learning. Washington, DC.

Starko, A., (2011, July). Creativity day to day. Edufest, Boise State University, Boise, ID.

Starko, A., (2011, July). Rubrics for beginners and other assessment dilemmas.. Edufest, Boise State University, Boise, ID,


  • EDPS 340 Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDPS 614 Psychology of Creativity
  • EDPS 627 Developing Classroom Assessments
  • EDPS 628 Analyzing Student Learning
  • EDPS 667 Principles of Educational Research
  • EDPS 689 Culminating Projects in Educational Psychology
  • EDPS 694 Seminar in Educational Psychology


Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Association for Gifted Children

Licensures and Certifications

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