Testing and Assessment

Overview
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS. Assessment; Classical Theory of Measurement; English Learners; Experimental Design; Psychometrics; Quantitative Methods

Jamal Abedi

Research Professor

Portrait of Jamal Abedi

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 disabilities.

Jamal Abedi Vita 2016
Jamal Abedi Bio 2016
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Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS.

Tony Albano

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, May, 2012
Program: Educational Psychology

B.S., Brigham Young University, 2006
Program: Psychology

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Education, University of California, Davis, 2019 – Present

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2018 – 2019

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2012 – 2018

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Education policy; Educational program evaluation; Educational stratification and equity; K-12 school desegregation

Michal Kurlaender

Professor and Department Chair

Michal Kurlaender portrait

Michal Kurlaender investigates students’ educational pathways, in particular K-12 and postsecondary alignment, and access to and success in higher education. She has expertise on alternative pathways to college and college readiness at both community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. In addition to working with national data, Kurlaender works closely with administrative data from all three of California’s public higher education sectors—the University of California, the California State University and the California Community College systems.

(530) 752-3748
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS. Test validity analysis; The use of assessment as an educational reform lever; Grading; Evaluation of educational programs

Megan Welsh

Associate Professor

Portrait of Megan Welsh

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.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 155
(530) 752-9890
megwelsh@ucdavis.edu

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