- Research and methodology
Stephen G. Sireci is professor in the psychometrics program and director of the Center for Educational Assessment, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously, he was a senior psychometrician at GED Testing Service; psychometrician for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination; and research supervisor of Testing for the Newark Board of Education. His research focuses on how to improve educational testing. Specifically, he works on issues related to educational assessment policy; valid assessment of students with disabilities and English learners; how to set passing scores and other standards on tests; and computer-based testing. He serves on several advisory committees and is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and Division 5 of the American Psychological Association. His awards at the University of Massachusetts include the Outstanding Teacher Award, Chancellor’s Medal Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, and the Conti Faculty Fellowship. He holds a doctorate in psychometrics from Fordham University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology from Loyola College.