Scott Marion, Ph.D., is the president and executive director of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. He is a national leader in conceptualizing and designing innovative and balanced assessment systems to support instructional and other critical uses. He has also led extensive work across the country to design and implement school accountability systems. His current projects include designing—and supporting states in implementing—assessment and accountability initiatives, providing technically defensible policy guidance, and implementing high-quality, locally designed performance-based assessments.
Scott is a co-author of the forthcoming validity chapter in the 5th edition of Educational Measurement and is the co-chair of a National Academy of Education panel writing a volume on balanced systems of assessment. He has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and he regularly presents his work at the national conferences of the American Educational Research Association, National Council on Measurement in Education, and the Council of Chief State School Officers. In addition, Scott served his community for nine years as a member of the Rye, N.H. School Board. Scott earned a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder with a concentration in measurement and evaluation.