Robert Mislevy

Robert Mislevy

Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics, ETS

Robert Mislevy is the Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics at ETS. He was previously Professor of Measurement and Statistics at the University of Maryland, and Affiliate Professor of Survey Methods and of Second Language Acquisition. Robert Mislevy's research applies developments in technology, statistical methods, and cognitive science to practical problems in assessment. He developed the 'plausible values' methodology for analyzing data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

His publications include Automated Scoring of Complex Tasks in Computer-Based Testing (with Williamson and Bejar), the BILOG computer program (with R. Darrell Bock), and the chapter on Cognitive Psychology in Educational Measurement (4th Ed.). His current projects include the NSF-supported PADI project, which is developing an assessment design system with a focus on science inquiry, and work with CRESST and Cisco on simulation- and game-based assessments. He received AERA's Lindquist Award for career contributions, TOEFL's Samuel J. Messick Memorial Lecture Award, and NCME's Career Contributions Award and Award for Technical Contributions. He is a past-president of the Psychometric Society and a member of the National Academy of Education.