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Former ETS Head Michal Beller to Present Boisi Lecture Nov. 7


By Sean Smith | Chronicle Editor

Published: Oct. 31, 2013

Michal Beller, an expert in educational testing and evaluation and a former top official at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), will present the 19th annual Boisi Lecture in Education and Public Policy on Nov. 7.

Beller’s talk, “The Impact of International Large Scale Assessments on Education Policy,” will take place at 5 p.m. in Higgins 300, and is free and open to the public.

Beller is the founder and retired director general of the Israel Ministry of Education’s National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation. Prior to that position, she served as senior director of research and development at ETS, the largest testing institute in the world. She also was director of the Israeli National Institute for Testing and Evaluation — created by the Israeli universities — and a faculty member in the Department of Education and Psychology at the Open University where she founded and directed the Center for Technology Integration for Distance Teaching.

Among her publications, Beller co-authored the chapter “Constructing, Adapting, and Validating Admissions Tests in Multiple Languages: The Israeli Case” for the 2005 book Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment.

For more information on the event, send e-mail to or call ext.2-4521.