Eva Baker


  • Accountability
  • Assessment
  • Classroom technology
  • Education technology
  • Federal policy
  • State policy
  • Transition to adulthood

Eva L. Baker is a distinguished research professor of education at UCLA and is presently co-director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). Supported by foundations, governments, and businesses and internationally renowned for 40 years, CRESST’s research and development focuses on assessment and technology, evaluation, and learning. Baker initiated and served as president of the World Education Research Association, following her tenure as president of both the American Educational Research Association and the Educational Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. She was co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing in 1999. She has received numerous awards, including AERA’s 2014 Robert L. Linn Lecture and the 2013 E. F. Lindquist awards. Her recent books include “Teaching and Measuring Cognitive Readiness” and the third edition of “International Encyclopedia of Education.” Her interests focus on assessment policy and design, linking assessment to teaching and learning and technology, especially computer game and simulation design and evaluation.