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Lynch School of Education

Michael Russell

educational research, measurement, and evaluation department

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Campion Hall
Room 336B


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

ERME Department


Ph.D., M.Ed., Boston College
B.A., Brown University


Innovative uses of computer-based technologies and applications of Universal Design to enhance educational testing and assessment; large-scale assessment and test design; computer-based testing; Accessible Portable Item Protocol (APIP) Standards and assessment interoperability standards


Chief Editor, Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment

Technical Support, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC)


Russell, M. & Kavanaugh, M. (2011). Assessing Students in the Margins: Challenges, Strategies, and Techniques.

Russell, M. & Airasian, P. W. (2011). Classroom Assessment: Concepts and Applications, 7th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Madaus, G., Russell, M., & Higgins, J. (2009). The Paradoxes of High-Stakes Testing:  How They Affect Students, Their Parents, Teachers, Principals, Schools, and Society.  Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing.

Russell, M. (2006). Technology and Assessment: The Tale of Two Perspectives. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing


Russell, M. (2011). Digital Test Delivery: Empowering Accessible Test Design to Increase Test Validity for All Students. A Monograph Commissioned by the Arbella Advisors.

Russell, M., Hoffmann, T., & Higgins, J. (2009). NimbleTools: A Universally Designed Test Delivery System. Teaching Exceptional Children.

Russell, M., Higgins, J., & Hoffmann, T. (2009). Meeting the Needs of All Students: A Universal Design Approach to Computer-Based Testing. Innovate.

Russell, M., O’Dwyer, L, & Miranda, H. (2009). Diagnosing students’ misconceptions in algebra: results from an experimental pilot study. Behavior Research Methods, 41(2), 414-424.

Russell, M., Douglas, J., Kleiman, G., & Carey, R. (2009). Comparing self-pace and cohort-based online courses for teachers. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 41(3), 361-384.

Carey, R., Kleiman, G., Russell, M., & Venable, J.D. (2008). Online Courses for Math Teachers: Comparing Self-Paced and Facilitated Cohort Approaches. Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 7(3). Retrieved [date] from

Russell, M. & Famularo, L. (2008). Testing what students in the gap can do. Journal of Applied Testing Technology,  9(4).

O’Dwyer, L. Russell, M., Bebell, D. & Tucker-Seeley, K. (2008). Examining the relationship between student’s mathematics test scores and computer use at home and at school. Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment, 6(5).

Russell M., O’Dwyer L. M., Bebell, D., & Tao, W. (2007) How Teachers’ Uses of Technology Vary by Tenure and Longevity. Journal of Educational Computing Research.37(4), 393-417.

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