Rich Shavelson
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Academic Background:

BA in Psychology, University of Oregon
MA in Psychology, San Jose State University
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Stanford University

Professional Experience:

Dean, School of Education (1995-2000)
Professor of Psychology (by courtesy)
1995 -Present Professor of Education
Professor of Applied Probability and Statistics (by courtesy)
1987 - 1994 Dean, Graduate School of Education
Professor of Education
1973 - 1988 Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Education, UCLA
1970 - 1973 Acting Assistant Professor, Stanford University
1968 - 1970 Doctoral Student, Stanford University
1965 - 1969 Lockheed Missiles & Space Company (Human Factors Engineer)

Professional Interests:

His current research is in social science measurement and evaluation methods, psychometrics, and related policy and practice issues. His measurement research involves working closely with teachers and scientists in the development of performance and other assessments in science education, and their evaluation along psychometric, cost, classroom use and social impact lines. Recently his research has focused on linking assessment methods with a working definition of achievement that includes declarative, procedural, schematic, and strategic, knowledge. Co-author with Professor Noreen Webb of the book, Generalizability Theory: A Primer, Professor Shavelson's other psychometric publications include research on the dependability of performance assessments used in work and education. His policy research includes two monographs on alternative designs of indicator systems for monitoring the health of the nation's mathematics and science education systems.

Contact Info:

  • E-mail: richs@stanford.edu