James Madison University

Sara Finney Appointed to the GRE Technical Advisory Committee

Dr. Sara J. Finney has been appointed to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General Test.  The TAC’s primary responsibilities are to shape the research agenda for the GRE program, to provide technical and psychometric support, and to ensure the technical quality of both the final GRE research reports and of new GRE research proposals before they are released. The TAC evaluates the appropriateness and comprehensiveness of the overall research agenda in order to support a psychometrically sound assessment program.

In addition to reviewing research materials throughout the year, the TAC meets twice a year at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey. Sara’s three-year term will run through 2015.

Dr. Sara Finney has been a faculty member and assessment specialist at JMU since May 2001. In addition to advising doctoral students in the Assessment & Measurement PhD program, she currently teaches courses in the areas of Multivariate Statistics, Structural Equation Modeling, and Statistics and Measurement Consultation. Sara also coordinates the Quantitative Psychology concentration within the Psychological Sciences MA program. Sara serves as an assessment specialist for the Center for Assessment & Research Studies where she provides guidance regarding assessment of student learning and development outcomes.