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Psychometrics is the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of educational and psychological measurement, which includes the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits. The field is primarily concerned with the construction and validation of measurement instruments, such as questionnaires, tests, and personality assessments.
I am a Senior Psychometrician at The College Board, having joined the company in 2013. In a previous position, I led the team at Measured Progress to assist the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) in setting achievement levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Writing for grades 8 and 12 and conducting a judgmental standard setting study on grade 12 academic preparedness in reading and mathematics. My other roles at Measured Progress involved providing psychometric expertise and support for the application of quantitative methodologies to K-12 state assessment programs. I spent the first five years of my career as a psychometrician at ACT serving as assistant director for NAEP standard setting projects.
In my primary role at The College Board as the lead psychometrician for ACCUPLACER®, I serve as the point person for psychometrics for both program and test development. My role also involves performing predictive placement validity studies, and consulting with institutions of higher educations and higher education boards on establishing their college placement policies.
I am a mother, a wife, and a pro-choice Catholic. I am also an immigrant career woman who is a two-time cancer survivor. The fundamentals of who I am makes me a Democrat. I came to this country as a student. With my doctorate in hand, I started my 23-year career as a psychometrician working for three educational assessment companies at different levels of corporate responsibilities. My husband and I moved to Dover 17 years ago, and both of our children were born here in New Hampshire. The result of the last presidential election broke my heart. Fifty days into this presidency my heartbreak has turned into anger. I’m angry for students who will not get the education they deserve and for teachers who will not get support for their noble endeavors. I’m angry for immigrant families who are facing separation from their loved ones. I’m angry for anyone who could lose their very lives without affordable health care. I’m angry for girls whose accomplishments will not receive the same recognition and compensation as their male counterparts. Volunteering for the campaign through phone banks and canvassing was apparently not enough. I am and active member of my city's Democratic Committee. I believe that my life experiences make me extremely empathetic to those underserved by this administration, and my empathy will lead me to represent their interests well.