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George Madaus
He is the former director of BC's Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy; and, the former Executive Director of the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy.  He has been the Vice President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division D, Measurement & Research Methodology, and a past President of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).  He served on the 1974 and the 1985 Joint AERA, APA, and NCME Committee that developed the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and served on the Management Committee for the1999 edition of the Standards. He also was a member of the 1981 Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.  He was Co-Chair of the APA, AERA, and NCME Joint Committee on Testing Practices, and served on the subcommittee that drafted the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education.  He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. In 2002 the American Educational Research Association and ACT awarded him the E. F. Lindquist Award honoring a distinguished research scientist for significant contributions to the field of educational measurement. He has been a visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and St. Patrick's College, Dublin, and is a member of the National Academy of Education.     



The untested theories behind No Child Left Behind
ASK THIS | January 15, 2007
President Bush’s signature education bill is up for renewal. Two Boston College education professors suggest that all this testing may be doing more harm than good.

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