Stuart Kahl is founding principal and former CEO of Measured Progress, an educational testing company with contracts for state testing programs in over twenty states. A former elementary and secondary teacher, Kahl earned degrees from Johns Hopkins University and from the University of Colorado. Prior to co-founding his current company in 1983, he worked for the Education Commission of the States, the University of Colorado, Clark University, and RMC Research Corporation. A frequent speaker at meetings of state and national professional groups, Kahl has over 35 years of experience in large-scale assessment. He publishes commentaries on educational issues and provides technical consultation to various education agencies. His current interests include assessment literacy, formative assessment and curriculum-embedded performance assessment. Considered the “conscience of the testing industry” by some, he was recognized by the Association of Test Publishers with the 2010 ATP Award for Professional Contributions and Service to Testing.