ception. He is a member on the National Academy of Sciences. His NRC service has included membership on the Commission of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, the Committee on Techniques for the Enhancement of Human Performance, and the Committee on National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research. He currently serves on the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the University of Wisconsin.

RICHARD K.WAGNER is a professor of psychology at Florida State University. His research interests focus on theories of human intelligence and the acquisition of complex cognitive knowledge and skills. His work has addressed measurement issues and practical considerations involving assessment of constructs in the domains of language, reading, and intelligence. He served as a member of the NRC Committee on Goals 2000 and the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. He received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University.

MARK R.WILSON is a professor of measurement and assessment in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on developing new psychometric models for analyzing data from theory-rich contexts; he is also concerned with the application of current measurement theory to more practical problems of testing and evaluation. He is a convenor of the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center and is currently advising the California State Department of Education on assessment issues as a member of the Technical Study Group. He received a Ph.D. in measurement and educational statistics from the University of Chicago.

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