December 18, 2007
For immediate release
Dr. Rebecca Zwick, Professor in the Department of Education, has written the latest column for “Getting Education: Notes from UC Santa Barbara’s The Gevirtz School” for the on-line version of the Santa Barbara Independent. The essay, entitled “Castings Lots for College” examines the process of college acceptances at the time high school seniors are preparing their applications. The piece can be read on the Independent website.
Dr. Zwick has been on the Gevirtz School faculty since 1996, where she develops and teaches courses in educational statistics and psychometrics and currently leads the Department of Education the emphasis in research methodology. She spent 12 years at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, most recently in the Research Statistics Group. While at ETS, she served on the technical staff of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a government-sponsored survey of student achievement, and conducted studies of the prediction of academic success in graduate school. In recent years, her research has focused on the assessment of test fairness. Zwick is on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Measurement in Education and serves on technical advisory committees for national testing initiatives.
The regular Independent column is another effort by UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School to bridge the gap between town and gown.
[Rebecca Zwick is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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