Audrey L. Qualls is an associate professor of educational measurement and statistics at the University of Iowa. Her research and expertise include development of culturally relevant classroom assessments and the development of integrated assessments for large-scale use at the primary grades. Dr. Qualls has a Ph.D. degree in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Iowa.

Paul R. Sackett is a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He also serves as the cochair of the Joint Committee for the Revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education. Dr. Sackett has a Ph.D. degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Ohio State University.

Kimberly D. Saldin is a senior project assistant with the Board on Testing and Assessment. She previously worked as a financial assistant for the Institute of Medicine. Ms. Saldin received a B.S. degree in business administration and English from Mary Washington College.

Catherine E. Snow is the Henry Lee Shattuck professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research and expertise include language and literacy acquisition in children, including especially children from low-income families, non-mainstream cultural groups, and second-language learners. Dr. Snow has a Ph.D. degree in psychology from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

William T. Trent is an associate chancellor and a professor of educational policy studies and sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His principal area of research is the sociology of education, focusing on issues of inequality, race and ethnicity, and gender. Dr. Trent has a Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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