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George Madaus

GEORGE MADAUS is the Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy at Boston College and a Senior Fellow with the NBETPP. As the former Director of Boston College’s Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy and the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy, Professor Madaus has researched and analyzed issues surrounding standardized testing for over 30 years. He has served as Vice President of the Measurement and Research Methodology Division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and past President of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). Professor Madaus has written extensively on educational evaluation and served on the American Psychological Association, AERA, and NCME Joint Committee on Testing Practices, co-authoring the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, which is widely used by educational practitioners and policymakers. He has been a visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and St. Patrick’s college in Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of the National Academy of Education.

Joseph Pedulla

JOSEPH PEDULLA is an Associate Professor of Education at Boston College, a Senior Fellow with the NBETPP, and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy. Professor Pedulla holds a doctorate in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation and has done extensive research on the influence of standardized test information on teachers' ratings of students and on a student's perception of his own ability. He has delivered numerous addresses on testing in American education and alternative ways to assess competency. Professor Pedulla serves as a consultant to public school systems, state education departments, and professional education associations. He has worked as a statistical consultant on the use of financial aid in modeling college enrollment and served on an advisory panel on accountability assessment at the district and state level for the National Science Foundation.

Marguerite Clarke

MARGUERITE CLARKE is Associate Director of the NBETPP. She is Project Director for the NBETPP’s study on the impact of state-mandated testing programs on teaching and learning, and coordinator of the National Board’s publication series on testing issues. Dr. Clarke earned her Ph.D. at Boston College in the field of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation. She has worked as a consultant on several projects, including technical consultant for the National Research Council’s 1999 report on the impact of high stakes testing on students. Dr. Clarke has given numerous workshops and presentations on testing and diversity issues and has published an extensive number of articles on educational policy issues surrounding high stakes testing.

Michael Russell

MICHAEL RUSSELL is a Senior Research Associate with NBETPP. Dr. Russell holds a doctorate in the area of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation. He has directed or consulted on numerous projects focusing on the impact of standards and assessments on teaching and learning. Dr. Russell continues to serve as principal investigator for the Rhode Island Department of Education Standards-based Reform project, performing an impact evaluation that focuses on changes in teachers’ practices as a result of statewide standards-based reform efforts. He is also an expert on the impact of computers and technology on education and is currently developing and implementing an evaluation program that examines the distribution and access of technology across the Wellesley Public Schools system.


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