Dynamic Learning Maps appointed two new members to its Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) last week, bringing the committee's total appointments to nine experts in areas of assessment ranging from standard setting and validity in large-scale assessments, to accessibility in alternative assessments, to cognitive diagnostic modeling.
Russell Almond is an associate professor of measurement and statistics at Florida State University and brings with him 14 years' experience in assessment. The Harvard Ph.D. recipient has contributed award-winning original research in assessment design and produced specialized software systems for complex assessment scoring.
Karla Egan brings several years' experience in the development of large-scale, high-stakes assessment and has conducted extensive psychometric research on multiple state-level assessment programs. A recognized expert in standard setting, Egan currently serves on a National Academy of Sciences committee that is evaluating achievement levels in national standardized assessments.
Almond and Egan will join the next TAC meeting on October 1.