36 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345
Cheryl Tobey is an expert on diagnostic and formative assessment practices and the development of materials and professional development for math educators.
Tobey is a Mathematics Specialist for two projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)—Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: Engaging Teachers and Students (FACETS) and Differentiated Professional Development: Building Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching Struggling Students (DPD)—as well as the Eliciting Mathematical Misconceptions (EM2) study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
From 2009 to 2013, Tobey was the Implementation Director for Pathways to Math Achievement, a multiyear Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and islands (REL-NEI) study funded by IES, coordinating with the online algebra course provider and REL-NEI researchers to design and carry out the monitoring plan.
A widely published author, Tobey's recent works include a four-book series published by Corwin in 2014 Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core (Grades K–2, Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, and high school), A Leader's Guide to Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study, and Mathematics Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning. She has also written many articles, including Developing Self-Regulating Learners: The Critical Role of Feedback (ASCD Express).
Before joining EDC, Tobey was Senior Program Director for Mathematics at the nonprofit Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) where she directed the mathematics section, of NSF-funded Curriculum Topic Study, and two Title IIA State Mathematics and Science Partnership projects. Tobey was Co-Principal Investigator for MMSA’s Local Systemic Change Initiative, Broadening Educational Access to Mathematics in Maine. Before joining MMSA in 2001, Tobey was a high school and middle school mathematics educator for 10 years.
She received a BS in secondary mathematics education from the University of Maine at Farmington and an MEd from City University in Seattle.