Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Rebecca Zwick is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Education, where she worked from 1996 to 2010. Zwick received a doctorate in quantitative methods in education at the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. in Statistics from Rutgers University. After completing her Ph.D., she was a postdoctoral fellow at the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then spent 12 years as a researcher at Educational Testing Service in Princeton. After joining the department in 1996, she developed and taught courses in educational statistics and psychometrics. She also led the emphasis in research methodology. Zwick completed a National Science Foundation project in which her research team developed and evaluated instructional materials to help educators to better interpret standardized test results. She also explored the effect of high school quality on the predictive validity of SAT scores and high school grade-point average. Zwick served on technical advisory committees for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Programme in International Student Assessment (PISA), and the SAT.