Eva Baker

Eva Baker

Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; Director, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)

Eva Baker has been mentored over the last 30 years by Professor Gordon. She holds a Distinguished Professorship of Education with specializations in psychological and methodological studies at UCLA. She is director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). She is the current President of the World Educational Research Association, comprised of regional and national research associations around the globe; Baker has also has been elected to important roles in other scholarly organizations.

From 2000–2005, she was Chair of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council, and has served on a variety of government councils, panels, and advisory groups. Professor Baker has focused her research on the integration of learning and assessment, including design of instruction, formative assessment, and accountability systems. She hopes that they will be used to help children learn and teachers teach. She has written many scholarly and practitioner pieces, most recently on assessment design and the use of technology.