Scott Marion


  • Accountability
  • Assessment
  • Education law
  • Teacher evaluation

Scott Marion is the president of the Center for Assessment, a nonprofit consulting firm. Marion’s current projects include creating validity evaluations for state assessment and accountability systems and designing and implementing high quality, locally designed performance-based assessments. He also is a leader in designing valid approaches for evaluating educators in non-tested subjects and grades. Marion serves on multiple state technical advisory committees for assessment – including serving as the chair of the PARCC Technical Advisory Committee – and accountability and educator evaluation. He has served on multiple National Research Council committees, producing seminal reports on assessment and accountability. Prior to joining the Center for Assessment in early 2003, Marion was the director of assessment and accountability for the Wyoming Department of Education. A former field biologist and high school science teacher, Marion received his doctorate in measurement and evaluation from the University of Colorado Boulder.