Specializing in educational and psychological assessments, Jamal
Abedi’s research focuses on testing for English language learners
and issues concerning the technical characteristics and
interpretations of these assessments. Abedi is the author of many
publications in the assessment of and accommodations for
English-language learners. He is on the advisory committees for
several major assessment organizations and advises a number
of states on testing for English learners and children with
Megan Welsh joined the School in July 2014 as an assistant
professor in educational assessment and measurement. Since 2008,
she was an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.
Her primary areas of research include test validity analysis, the
use of assessment as an educational reform lever, grading, and
evaluation of educational programs.