Generation, an education technology company. Earlier, she spent 15 years as vice president of the Education Development Center (EDC) and director of EDC’s Center for Children and Technology. There she directed numerous large-scale research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, the Carnegie Corporation, and other organizations. As a member of the Educational Advisory Board of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, she worked closely with business representatives to define 21st century skills and consider how to teach and assess them. Her activities have included collaborations with public television, investigations of data-driven decision-making tools and practices, and creation of one of the first Internet-based professional development programs in the country. She currently serves on the National Research Council’s Board on Science Education and recently chaired the Committee on Learning Science: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education. Earlier, she chaired the steering committee for the workshop on IT Fluency and High School Graduation Outcomes. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Columbia University.
PATRICK C. KYLLONEN is the director of the Center for New Constructs at Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, New Jersey. Before joining ETS, he was a faculty member at the University of Georgia and director of the Cognitive Performance Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including one from the technical cooperation program for the design, development, and evaluation of the trait-self-description (personality) inventory for use in five countries; has served on the board of several journals; has been a regular reviewer for the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, and other agencies; and is a fellow of Division 15 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kyllonen is known for his work on the measurement of human abilities, working memory, learning and skill acquisition, psychomotor abilities, personality assessment, computer-based testing, and psychometrics. Most recently his focus has been on noncognitive assessment. He currently oversees a wide array of research and development projects on measurement of noncognitive abilities at all levels of education, from kindergarten through graduate school. He participated in an expert planning meeting as part of the National Research Council project, Research on 21st Century Competencies: A Planning Process on Behalf of the Hewlett Foundation, and currently serves as a member of the steering committee for the Workshop on Assessment of 21st Century Skills. Dr. Kyllonen received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from Stanford University and his B.A. in experimental psychology from St. John’s University.