Marguerite Clarke, who served as a technical consultant to the committee, is a research associate with the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy, which is based in the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy at Boston College. Ms. Clarke is a doctoral candidate in educational research, measurement, and evaluation at Boston College.

Lizanne DeStefano is an associate professor in educational psychology and director of the Bureau of Educational Research in the Department of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests and expertise include program evaluation and assessment of students with disabilities. Dr. DeStefano earned a Ph.D. degree in educational and school psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Pasquale J. DeVito is the director of the Office of Assessment and Information Services for the Rhode Island Department of Education. His research and expertise include educational research, measurement, and evaluation and related policy making. Dr. DeVito has a Ph.D. degree in educational research, measurement, and evaluation from Boston College.

Richard P. Durán is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests and expertise include the learning, instruction, and assessment of language-minority students as well as the construction of culture through interaction. Dr. Durán has a Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael J. Feuer is director of the Board on Testing and Assessment. His past positions include senior analyst and project director, U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, where he directed studies on testing and assessment, vocational education, and educational technology, and assistant professor, Department of Management and Organizational Sciences, at Drexel University. Dr. Feuer received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jay P. Heubert, study director for the committee, is an associate professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School. From 1985 to 1998, he taught at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on legal issues in



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