Member Since: 2011
Mark Wilson is a professor of Education at UC, Berkeley, and also at the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD degree from the University of Chicago in 1984. His interests focus on measurement and applied statistics, and he has published just over 100 refereed articles in those areas. Recently he was elected president of the Psychometric Society, and is currently vice-President of the US National Council for Measurement in Education (NCME); he is a member of the US National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and a National Associate of the National Research Council. In the past several years he has published three books: one, Constructing measures: An item response modeling approach (Routledge Academic), is an introduction to modern measurement; the second (with Paul De Boeck of the University of Ohio), Explanatory item response models: A generalized linear and nonlinear approach (Springer-Verlag), introduces an overarching framework for the statistical modeling of measurements; the third, Towards coherence between classroom assessment and accountability (University of Chicago Press—National Society for the Study of Education) is about the relationships between large-scale assessment and classroom-level assessment. He has also recently co-chaired a US National Research Council committee on assessment of science achievement—Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards.