While here, he will be undertaking a study of the vertically articulated performance standards of Turkish students in terms of learning outcomes which are congruent with the primary education curriculum objectives across the grade levels 4 to 8 in the subject matter areas of Turkish language, mathematics and science and technology. The Turkish Pupil Monitoring System (TPMS) developed by Cito Türkiye for the primary school students meets the need for criterion-referenced assessment of students’ learning outcomes in different subject matter areas. The TPMS data will be utilized to achieve the goal of the study. This study is the first empirical “standard setting” attempt in the Turkish educational system. Berberoglu received an M.S. in Science Education in 1983 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; and a Ph.D. in 1988 from Hacettepe University, Ankara. He was a Visiting Scholar at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, in 1994 and in 1995 was a Fulbright Post-doc Scholar, here at the College of Education.