Jamal Abedi
Professor of Educational Measurement


  • Assessment
  • English language learners
  • Special education and learning disabilities

Jamal Abedi is a professor of educational measurement at the University of California, Davis. Abedi’s research interests include studies in the areas of psychometrics and test and scale development. His recent works include studies on the validity of assessments, accommodations and classification for English language learners. Abedi serves on assessment advisory boards for a number of states and assessment consortia as an expert in testing ELLs. Abedi is the recipient of the 2003 National Professional Service Award in recognition of his “Outstanding Contribution Relating Research to Practice” by the American Educational Research Association, the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award by the California Educational Research Association, the 2013 National Association of Test Directors Outstanding Contribution to Educational Assessment, and the 2014 University of California, Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award. He holds a master’s degree in psychology and a doctorate in psychometrics from Vanderbilt University.