Psychometrics; student assessment; education indicators; research on teaching
Andy Porter is considered the nation’s leading expert on standardized testing. He is the founding director of the Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL), which examines how various college- and career-ready standards are implemented, if they improve student learning, and what instructional tools measure and support their implementation. Porter previously served as dean of Penn GSE.
Jonathan Zimmerman reviews three books on the desegregation of schools after the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and unpacks the ruling's ongoing legal and historical questions.