Stephen Sireci

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Stephen Sireci

Distinguished University Professor
Director of the Center for Educational Assessment
Research, Educational Measurement, & Psychometrics


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N110 Furcolo


B.A., Loyola College, 1985
M.A., 1987
Ph.D., Fordham, 1993


Stephen G. Sireci is Professor in the Psychometrics Program and Director, Center for Educational Assessment, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. His Ph.D. is in psychometrics from Fordham University; his master’s and bachelor’s degrees are in psychology from Loyola College (Maryland). Previously, he was Senior Psychometrician (GED Testing Service), Psychometrician (Uniform CPA Exam), and Research Supervisor of Testing (Newark Board of Education). His research is primarily in educational test development and evaluation, particularly issues of validity, cross-lingual assessment, standard setting, and computer-based testing. He is on several advisory committees including committees for Texas and Puerto Rico, and is a Fellow of AERA, a Fellow of Division 5 of APA, and past Co-Editor of the International Journal of Testing and the Journal of Applied Testing Technology. He was President of NERA and a member of the Board of Directors for NCME. His awards include the School of Education’s Outstanding Teacher Award, Chancellor’s Medal, Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, and Conti Faculty Fellowship from UMass; the Award for Distinguished Mentoring from NERA, and the Unsung Hero award from Loyola College Rugby. In his spare time he likes to play guitar, go to the gym, and body surf.

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