Technical Advisory Committee

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Technical Advisory Committee

Purpose and charge: The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) advises PARCC as it develops a next-generation assessment system to ensure the assessments will provide reliable results to inform valid instructional and accountability decisions. The TAC is responsible for providing guidance on assessment design and development, and the research agenda of the consortium. The TAC meets three times a year.

Committee members

  • Henry Braun (Boston College)
  • Bob Brennan (University of Iowa)
  • Derek Briggs (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • Linda Cook (Retired, ETS)
  • Ronald Hambleton (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Gerunda Hughes (Howard University)
  • Huynh Huynh (University of South Carolina)
  • Michael Kolen (University of Iowa)
  • Suzanne Lane (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Richard Luecht (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • Jim Pellegrino (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Barbara Plake (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)
  • Rachel Quenemoen (National Center on Educational Outcomes)
  • Laurie Wise (Human Resources Research Organization, HumRRO)

PARCC commissioned several white papers to be written by TAC members discussing psychometric and assessment design related issues. Papers are available in full text below:


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