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CTB R&D Initiative

CTB supports leading research that answers important theoretical and practical questions to advance the quality of measurement and learning practices.
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Vice President, Research - Leadership Team

Craig N. Mills, Ed.D. has continued to pursue his empirical research interests throughout his career. He is author of over 75 publications and professional presentations on standard setting for decision tests, computerized testing, and other measurement topics. He was a co-author of one of the first sets of guidelines for computer adaptive assessment, published by the American Council on Education.


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Psychometrics

Psychometrics is the field of study concerned with the theory and methodology of educational and psychological measurement.
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Online Assessment

Online assessments were once limited to computers connected to a network, but now can be administered on a multitude of electronic devices.
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Test Development

Valid and reliable assessments result from the application of systematic development efforts by both content experts and psychometricians.
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Students with Disabilities

Valid and reliable measurement of students with disabilities requires special consideration during test development and administration.
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Formative and Benchmark Assessment

Formative and benchmark assessments are administered throughout the school year.
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National Policy

Federal educational policy has far-reaching impacts on educational measurement and state accountability systems.
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Thoughts on Test Security
The innovations associated with the Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top, as well as the impending re-authorization of ESEA, promise to challenge the K–12 testing industry as never before. As the stakes associated with assessments increase, the security must also increase.
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International Testing

The educational worldview has widened; nations are interested in knowing how well their educational systems support student achievement compared to other nations.
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English Language Learners

Students who are English Language Learners may have lower ability to achieve in various academic areas because of language access barriers.
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Marketing: Case Studies & Overviews

Our metrics-driven case studies share our customers' experiences with our solutions.
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Craig N. Mills, Ed.D.

Craig N. Mills, Ed.D. has continued to pursue his empirical research interests throughout his career. He is author of over 75 publications and professional presentations on standard setting for decision tests, computerized testing, and other measurement topics. He was a co-author of one of the first sets of guidelines for computer adaptive assessment, published by the American Council on Education.

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Understanding Assessment

The Learning Journey

CTB supports educators and students throughout the learning process.

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