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Han Bao, Ph.D.

bpwalker Systems Design

Han Bao is the Assistant Director of Psychometrics at Smarter Balanced. Han has more than 7 years of experience in assessment design and development including conducting psychometric analyses such as IRT & CTT equating, IRT calibration and simulation studies, DIF …

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Alex Brown

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As Senior Data Manager, Alex provides leadership and on-going oversight and management of all data elements and systems. Alex is here to ensure the correct steps are taken to manage the flow of information. Alex is currently obtaining his Business …

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Teresa Dillard

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Teresa is the Administrative Specialist for the Systems Design team. In this role, Teresa organizes and coordinates meetings for the team, manages schedules and provide overall daily administrative support. Before coming to Smarter Balanced she worked in healthcare. Teresa has …

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Cheryl Moreland

bpwalker Student Supports, Systems Design

Cheryl Moreland works as the Contract Manager for the Student Supports and Systems Design team. She is a specialist in Contracts and Legal matters. She has worked at IBM, CTB/McGraw-Hill and Pacific Metrics. She is a graduate of UCLA and …

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Donald Murray

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Don Murray assists with research data management and quality control in his role as Assistant Director, Research Data Analysis. From data acquisition to reporting of results, his careful and thorough interaction supports our overall goals of excellent service to our …

Patricia Reiss, Ph.D.

bpwalker Systems Design

Patty serves as the senior director of systems design. She leads the Consortium’s efforts to identify, prioritize and manage changes and improvements to the Smarter Balanced assessment system while helping to ensure that the formative, interim, and summative components of …

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Matthew Schulz, Ph.D.

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As Director of Psychometrics at Smarter Balanced, Matt oversees psychometric and research operations and contributes to process improvement and strategic planning. Before joining Smarter Balanced, Matt served as Vice President, Research and Test Development, Pacific Metrics Corporation, where he provided …

Parash Upreti

Parash Upreti

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As Research Data Analyst, Parash assists the Systems Design team with student data. Before joining Smarter Balanced, Parash worked in various roles conducting data analysis, including as a research assistant, intern, and student worker. His research background/interest is in developmental …

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Carol Woods, Ph.D.

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As the Associate Director of Psychometrics, Carol conducts analyses and provides technical guidance regarding the measurement aspects of assessments that are part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. She holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from the L. L. Thurstone …