George Engelhard, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Professor of Educational Measurement. Research: role of assessment in improving educational processes; Rasch measurement theory; history of measurement theory; assessment of written composition; and assessment of English as a foreign language. He is also the Director of Graduate Studies. Among his current projects are the following: assessment accommodations for students with disabilities, assessment of communicative competence within the context of English as a foreign language, standard setting on high-stakes performance assessments, and history of invariant measurement. Professor Engelhard is on several editorial advisory boards including Applied Measurement in Education, Educational and Psychological Measurement, and Journal of Applied Measurement. He serves on national technical advisory committees on educational measurement policy in several states. He has received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Fellowship Award, a Lilly Post-Doctoral Teaching Award, and a Writing Across the Curriculum Project Award. Professor Engelhard is a consultant to numerous national and international organizations and projects and editor of the book series Objective Measurement: Theory Into Practice.
Read Professor Engelhard's Monitoring Faculty Consultant Performance in the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Program with a Many-Faceted Rasch Model.
Prof. Engelhard with daughter Emily in front of Judd Hall at the University of Chicago.
Formerly the Dept. of Education, it is the entrance to the Lab School founded by John Dewey.
Prof. Engelhard flanked by students and colleagues who participated in his seminar
Constructing Measures with the Many-Faceted Rasch Model
at Temple University Japan, December 2007