Member Since: 2007
Eva L. Baker is Distinguished Professor of Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She has directed the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE) since 1975. She is also Director of the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), a competitively awarded national institution funded by the U.S. Department of Education and supported by other government agencies and private organizations. Former president of the Educational Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Baker was also the 2006-2007 president of the American Educational Research Association and a former editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. She was co-chair of the committee to revise the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999), was a member of the Advisory Council on Education Statistics (ACES) for the National Center for Education Statistics, and chair of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council. Dr. Baker’s research is focused on the integration of research on learning and measurement. She also conducts studies in accountability. She is presently involved in the design of technologically sophisticated testing and evaluation systems of performance assessment in large-scale environments for both military and civilian education.