Refereed Papers (21)

Henderson, G., Beach, P., & Coombs, A. J. (2021). Financial literacy education in Ontario: A survey of elementary teachers’ perceptions, attitudes, and practices. Canadian Journal of Education, 44(2), online.

DeLuca, C., Rickey, N., & Coombs, A. J. (2021). Classroom assessment and student mobility across learning cultures: A comparison of teachers’ approaches to assessment in the U.S., China, and Canada. Cogent Education. doi:

Schneider, C., DeLuca, C., Pozas, M, & Coombs, A. J. (2021). Personality influences on teacher candidates’ assessment practices. Educational Research and Evaluation. doi:

Coombs, A. J., Rickey, N, DeLuca, C., & Lui, S. (2021). Chinese teachers’ approaches to classroom assessment. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, online. doi: 10.1007/s10671-020-09289-z

Gareis, C., Barnes, N., Coombs, A. J., DeLuca, C., & Uchiyama, K. (2020). Exploring the influence of assessment courses and student teaching on beginning teachers’ approaches to classroom assessment. Assessment Matters, 14, 5-41.

Coombs, A. J., Ge, J., & DeLuca, C. (2020). From sea to sea: The Canadian landscape of assessment education. Educational Research, Special Issue: Changing times, changing assessments: International perspectives, online. doi:

MacGregor, S., Cooper, A., Coombs, A. J., & DeLuca, C. (2020). A scoping review of research-media interactions for research communication. Heliyon, 6(9), online. doi:

Coombs, A. J., DeLuca, C., & MacGregor, S. (2020). A person-centered analysis of teacher candidates’ approaches to assessment. Teaching and Teacher Education, 87, online. doi:

Pringle, E., Wertman, J., Melong, N., Coombs, A. J., Young, A., O’Leary, D., Veinotte, C., Robinson, C., Ha, M., Dellaire, G., Druley, T., McCormick, C., & Berman, J. N. (2020). The zebrafish xenograft platform – a novel tool for modeling KSHV-associated diseases. Viruses, 12(1), 1-12. doi:

DeLuca, C., Schneider, C., Coombs, A. J., Pozas, M, & Rasooli, A. (2019). A cross-cultural comparison of German and Canadian student teachers’ assessment competence. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 27(1), 26-45. doi:

DeLuca, C., Coombs, A. J., & LaPointe-McEwan, D. (2019). Assessment mindset: Exploring teacher mindset and approach to classroom assessment. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 61, 159-169. doi:

DeLuca, C., Willis, J., Cowie, B., Harrison, C., Coombs, A. J., Gibson, A., & Trask, S. (2019). Policies, programs, and practices: Exploring the complex dynamics of assessment education in teacher education across four countries. Frontiers, Special Issue: Teacher Assessment Literacy. doi:


DeLuca, C., Coombs, A. J., MacGregor, S., & Rasooli, A. (2019). Toward a differential and situated view of assessment literacy: Studying teachers’ responses to classroom assessment scenarios. Frontiers, Special Issue: Advances in Classroom Assessment Theory and Practice. doi:

Coombs, A. J., DeLuca, C., LaPointe-McEwan, D., & Chalas, A. (2018). Changing approaches to classroom assessment: An empirical study across teacher career stages. Teaching and Teacher Education, 71, 134-144. doi:

DeLuca, C., Valiquette, A., Coombs, A. J., LaPointe-McEwan, D., & Luhanga, U. (2018). Teachers’ approaches to classroom assessment: A large-scale survey. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 25(6). 355-375. doi:

Youmans, A., Coombs, A. J., & Colgan, L. (2018). Early Childhood Educators’ and Teachers’ Early Math Education Knowledge, Beliefs, and Pedagogy. Canadian Journal of Education, 41(4), 1079-1104. doi:

Schaefli, L., Godlewska, A., Coombs, A. J., Rose, J., Morcom, L., & Korteweg, L. (2018). What do first-year university students in Ontario, Canada know about First Nations, Métis and Inuit people and topics? Canadian Journal of Education, 41(3), 689-725. doi:

Fernandez-Murray, P., Prykhozhij, S., Dufay, J. N., Steele, S. L., Gaston, D., Nasrallah, G., Coombs, A. J., Fernandez, C., Berman, J. N., & McMaster, C. (2016). Glycine and folate ameliorate models of congenital sideroblastic anemia. PLOS Genetics, 12(1), e1005783. doi:

Dhanraj, S., Rao Gunja, S. M., Deveau, A. P., Nissbeck, M., Boonyawat, B., Coombs, A. J., Renieri, A., Mucciolo, M., Marozza, A., Buoni, S., Turner, L., Li, H., Jarrar, A., Sabanayagam, M., Kirby, M., Shago, M., Pinto, D., Berman, J. N., Scherer, S. W., Virtamen, A., & Dror, Y. (2015). A novel syndrome with bone marrow failure and developmental delay caused by mutations in poly(A)-specific ribonuclease. Journal of Medical Genetics, 52, 738-748. doi:

Deveau, A. P., Forrester, A. M., Coombs, A. J., Wagner, G. S., Grabher, C., Chute, I., Leger, D., Lewis, S., Look, A. T., & Berman, J. N. (2015). Epigenetic therapy restores normal hematopoiesis in a transgenic zebrafish model of NUP98-HOXA9-induced myeloid disease. Leukemia, 29, 2086-2097. doi:

Da’as, S. I., Coombs, A. J., Balci, T. B., Grondin, C., Ferrando, A., & Berman, J. N. (2012). The zebrafish reveals dependence of the mast cell lineage on notch signaling in vivo. Blood, 119(15), 3585-3594. doi:

Books (1)


DeLuca, C., Willis, J., Harrison, C., Cowie, B., & Coombs, A. J. (Under Contract, Completion June 2022). Learning to assess: Cultivating assessment capacity in teacher education. Springer.


Book Chapters (3)


Barnes, N., Fives, H. & Coombs, A. J. (In Press). Classroom assessment tasks as a source of motivational messages. In O'Donnell, Barnes, & Reeves (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Educational Psychology (pp.1-84). United Kingdom: Oxford.

MacGregor, S., & Coombs, A. J. (In Press). Implementing your sample strategy in an educational setting. In A. Harbaugh & U. Luhanga (Eds.), Basic Elements of Survey Research in Education: Addressing the Problems Your Supervisor Never Told You About. North Carolina: Information Age Publishing Inc.

DeLuca C., Coombs A. J., & Sherman A. (2018). Preparing teachers for assessment in schools: The influence of teacher educators In C. Wyatt-Smith & L. Adie (Eds.), Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education: Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability (pp. 171-186). Singapore: Springer.

Practitioner Articles (3)

Piekarski, L., Coombs, A. J., & DeLuca, C. (2021). Supporting early career teachers in classroom assessment. Canadian Teacher Magazine.

DeLuca, C., Coombs, A. J., & Ge, J. (2019). Former à évaluer les élèves en classe: Une perspective canadienne sur les programmes de formation initiale des enseignants [Training to Assess Students in the Classroom: A Canadian Perspective on Initial Teacher Education Programs]. Administration et Éducation, 165(1), 249-255.


Coombs, A. J., DeLuca, C., & LaPointe-McEwan, D. (2018). Beyond trial and error: How early career teachers navigate the challenges of classroom assessment. Education Canada, 58(3).


Evaluative and Technical Reports (4)

LaPointe-McEwan, D., Coombs, A. J., & Klinger, D. (2017). Bachelor of Education satisfaction survey: Key findings and recommendations. A technical report for the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, (pp. 44).

Coombs, A. J. (2017). World YMCA Change Agents. A technical report for The Students Commission of Canada, (pp. 31).

Coombs, A. J. (2016). OPHEA: Sexual violence prevention. A technical report for The Students Commission of Canada, (pp. 10).

Coombs, A. J. (2016). YMCA Canada Young Ambassadors Program. A technical report for The Students Commission of Canada, (pp. 9).


Editorials (2)

Coombs, A. J. (2019). The importance of a supportive collaborative culture. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education 10(2), 5-6.

Coombs, A. J. (2019). 10 Years of CJNSE. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education 10(1), 1-3.


Theses and Dissertations (3)

Coombs, A. J. (2021). How early career experiences shape teachers’ approaches to assessment. (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Coombs, A. J. (2017). Teacher educators’ approaches to assessment. (Unpublished Master’s Thesis). Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Coombs, A. J. (2011). Characterization of the role of notch signaling and hematopoietic stem cells on the mast cell lineage in the zebrafish. (Unpublished Honours Thesis). Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

Other Articles (7)

Coombs, A. J. (2020, June). How does teacher education influence teacher candidates’ assessment literacy? Research in a Nutshell, 4(3).

Coombs, A. J. (2020, January). How do teachers become assessment capable? Research in a Nutshell, 4(2).

Coombs, A. J. (2019, January). What does math education look like for young students? Research in a Nutshell, 3(2).

Coombs, A. J. (2018, April). What shapes teachers’ approaches to assessment? Research in a Nutshell, 2(3).

Coombs, A. J. (2018, April). My path to graduate school. Queen’s University: Student Experiences.

Coombs, A. J. (2017). The impact of cognitive architecture and cognitive load theory on classroom assessment. Graduate Student Symposium Selected Papers, 11, 117-129.

Coombs, A. J. (2008, October 10th). Russia Plays for Power. Dalhousie Gazette, pp. 7.