Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Pro to the question "Is the Use of Standardized Tests Improving Education in America?"
"It is difficult to conceive of any meaningful accountability system in which rigorous, objective information about student achievement—that is, standardised test data—would not be a necessary component...
...There is simply no assessment in existence today, nor has there ever been any test that simply measures whether students can fill in a bubble. As a starting point, we need to recognise both the limitations of current tests, but also their strengths. The typical statewide NCLB tests administered today in every American state are far and away the most accurate, free-of-bias, dependable, and efficient tests that a student will encounter in his or her schooling. They routinely measure whether students have learned important knowledge and skills, and they provide high-quality, useful information to students, parents, educators, and policymakers about achievement in core subjects."
"Eight Questions for Gregory Cizek," The Economist, Mar. 30, 2010
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
President-elect, National Council on Measurement in Education, 2011-2013 (Vice-President, 1986-present)
Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation (tenured), School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002-present
Member, American Educational Research Association, 1986-present
Associate Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation (tenured), School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999-2001
Associate Professor of Educational Research and Measurement (tenured), College of Education, University of Toledo, 1995-1999
Assistant Professor of Educational Research and Measurement, College of Education, University of Toledo, 1991-1995
Program Manager, American College Testing Program, Inc. (ACT), 1987-1991
Test Development Consultant, Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP), 1985-1986
Editorial Board Member, Applied Measurement in Education, Journal of Educational Measurement, and Educational and Psychological Measurement
Member, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), 2007-2009
Recipient, National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Award for Dissemination of Educational Measurement Concepts, 2007
Recipient, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division D Award for Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology, 2006
Statistics Instructor, Michigan State University, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994
Educational Psychology Instructor, Michigan State University, 1984-1987
Educational Policy Researcher, Michigan Senate Policy and Programs Office, 1985
PhD, Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Design, Michigan State University, 1991
MA, Curriculum and Instruction, Michigan State University, 1983
BA, Elementary Education, Michigan State University, 1979