Dan Koretz
Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education


  • Assessment
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Value-added

Daniel Koretz is Henry Lee Shattuck professor of education at Harvard University. He was previously professor of educational research, measurement and evaluation at Boston College; resident scholar and senior social scientist at the RAND Corporation; principal analyst with the Human Resources and Community Development Division of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office; and a Congressional science fellow of the American Psychological Association. Koretz is a member of the National Academy of Education, a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and a former member of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. He holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Cornell University. Before starting graduate studies, he was an elementary and junior-high special education teacher in Parkrose, Ore. His current work focuses on the distribution of score inflation across types of students and schools; the relationships between test scores and later outcomes, such as performance in college; and the design of improved accountability systems, including the design and evaluation of self-monitoring assessments.