Dr. Arthur A. Thacker, joined HumRRO in 1997. He is currently project director for HumRRO’s contracts with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education, as well as for subcontracts through CTB for the North Dakota Department of Education and through Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. He recently began directing HumRRO’s efforts to investigate validity issues associated with Kentucky’s alternate assessment as part of a federal General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) that funds similar research for a consortium of states. Those projects require that he regularly perform psychometric analyses and research as well as qualitative program evaluations, investigations of instructional practice, projects linking teacher practice with student performance, and alignment studies.
He also serves as a team member on HumRRO’s quality assurance projects associated with NAEP and the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).