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CASTL Guest Lecture: Dr. John Q. Easton, Director of IES, Discusses Measurement

Published on 08/18/13, in News » Media » Videos

Dr. John Q. Easton, director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), visits the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia to give a Guest Lecture entitled “Using Measurement as Leverage Between Developmental Research and Educational Practice” on Thursday June 20th, 2013. Easton discussed the importance of good measurement, especially as it relates to domains of development beyond cognitive and academic skills. Discussions centered around collaboration with educational partners and researchers to leverage the impact of using measures.

Easton holds a Ph.D. in measurement, evaluation, and statistical analysis from the University of Chicago, and was executive director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. He has served as director of IES, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education and encompasses a number of national centers, since 2009.

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