James Madison University

The College Board receives Strategic Partnership Award from the Assessment & Measurement Program

PHOTO: JMU students recieving award

The doctoral program in Assessment and Measurement presented its first annual Strategic Partnership Award to the College Board in October 2009. This award was created to honor an organization that has provided significant opportunities for our doctoral students. The College Board was chosen to receive this award based on their exemplary contributions to the program through funding multiple student internships and supporting student and faculty research efforts. For example, Pamela Kaliski completed a nine-month internship in 2008-2009 with Kristen Huff on assessment design projects for the AP program and Drew Wiley on research projects regarding the validity of SAT scores. She is now an Assistant Research Scientist at the College Board, working on the Psychometrics team in the Research and Development department. Carol Barry is currently completing a nine-month internship working with Thanos Patelis to evaluate the impact of and conduct research pertaining to various College Board products, programs, and services. By proving substantive and professional opportunities such as these, the College Board has made a substantial impact on our students’ learning and development.