the Board on Testing and Assessment and also the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education. Prior to joining the NRC, she coordinated the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in U.S. history for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ, and worked on a number of other NAEP programs and other testing programs at ETS. Ms. Beatty received a B.A. in philosophy from Williams College and an M.A. in history from Bryn Mawr College.

Jonathan G. Dings serves as chief of Planning and Assessment for the Boulder Valley School District, where he started working in 1998 as the director of Assessment. His major duties include directing district administration and reporting results of the Colorado Student Assessment Program and other standardized tests, as well as surveys of student and staff attitude and parent satisfaction. In the four years prior to working for Boulder Valley, he worked for the Kentucky Department of Education, most recently as group leader, psychometric analysis with responsibility for evaluating the psychometric characteristics of the Kentucky Instructional Results Information System. Dr. Dings earned his Ph.D. in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Iowa in 1997 and has served on several state technical advisory committees.

Judy L. Elliott is currently the assistant superintendent of Special Education in the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, California, the third largest urban school system in the state with approximately 97,000 students. Formerly a senior researcher at the National Center on Educational Outcomes, she worked and continues to assist districts and state departments of education in their efforts to update and realign curriculum frameworks, instruction, and assessments to include all students. Her research interests focus on effective instruction, IEP development and its alignment with standards and assessments, decision making for accountability, accommodation, and assessment as well as translating information on standards and assessments for various audiences including parents, teachers, school boards, and other community groups. Dr. Elliott continues to serve as a national consultant and staff development professional for school districts and organizations. She has trained staff, teachers, and administrators, both in the South Pacific and the United States, in areas including linking assessment to instruction and intervention; strategies and tactics for effective instruction; curriculum modification for students with disabilities; intervention and teacher assistance teams; authentic and curriculum-based evaluation; instructional environment evaluation; collaborative teaching; strategies for difficult-to-manage students; and accountability and assessment practices.

Judith Anderson Koenig is a senior program officer with the NRC’s Board on Testing and Assessment and has worked on a number of projects related to NAEP as well as projects on teacher licensing and adult literacy. She began her career as



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