Ph.D. Students

Adria Patthoff
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Phone
    (831) 459-3249
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, 0282
  • Mail Stop Education Department

Research Interests

Teacher Education, Preservice Field Teaching, Formative Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Bilingual Education, Teacher Professional Development

Biography, Education and Training


  • M.A. Early Childhood Education, New York University

  • B.S. Communications, Northwestern University


  • Graduate Student Researcher, MALLICTERIN
  • PK-3 Classroom Teacher, Public, Private, and Charter Schools


  • CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • CLAD

  • NY Early Childhood Education (birth to age 8) 

  • NY Childhood (1-5) Education

  • NY Early Childhood Special Education

  • NY Childhood Special Education

Selected Publications


Duckor, B., Holmberg, C., Patthoff, A., & Téllez, K. (2020). Understanding preservice teachers' formative feedback practices in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms in high needs contexts. Retrieved from University of California California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network (CTERIN):


Selected Presentations

Patthoff, A. (Forthcoming, 2021, April). Planning to Improvise: Understanding Pre-Service Teachers' Conceptualization and Enactment of Formative, Responsive Questioning Strategies. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Holmberg, C., Patthoff, A., Duckor, B., & Tèllez, K. (Forthcoming, 2021, April). A teacher learning progressions approach to investigating preservice teachers’ real-time formative assessment practices with ELs. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Xia, Y., Patthoff, A., Bravo, M., & Tèllez, K. (Forthcoming, 2021, April). Lesson Study with Video: A Professional Development Model for Mathematics, Language, Literacy Integration. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Duckor, B. Holmberg, C., Patthoff, A., and Barnes, N. (2019, September). A Teacher Learning Progressions Approach to Understanding and Improving Teachers’ Formative Feedback with English Learners: Empirical Studies with Preservice Teachers [Conference session]. NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessment, Boulder, CO.

Patthoff, A., Castillo, J., and Treviño, A. (2020, February). Digital Discourse: The potential of technology to amplify student-led discourse in elementary mathematics [Conference session]. NABE (National Association of Bilingual Educators), Las Vegas, NV.

Duckor, B., Holmberg, C., Patthoff, A., Zhang, Y., and Téllez, K. (2020, April). Exploring novice teachers’ formative assessment practices of posing-pausing- probing moves using a teacher learning progressions approach [Workshop session]. IOMW (International Objective Measurement Workshop) Berkeley, CA.  (Conference canceled)