Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., sitting next to the committee’s ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., listen to testimony during a hearing looking at ways to fix the No Child Left Behind law, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alexander said he is open to discussion on whether the federal government should dictate standardized testing or leave it up to states. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

More than 500 education researchers around the country have signed an open letter to Congress and the Obama administration about how the No Child Left Behind law should be rewritten, saying that they “strongly urge departing from test-focused reforms that not only have been discredited for high-stakes decisions, but also have shown to widen, not close, gaps and inequities.”

Congress is now taking up a rewrite of NCLB, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary School Act (which was supposed to be rewritten in 2007), and the House education committee has already approved legislation that retains an NCLB requirement of annual standardized testing from grades 3-8 and once in high school.  The standardized testing-focused reforms at the center of NCLB have been controversial, and the law is seen now as being severely flawed.

The letter, which educational researchers can sign by Feb. 20, references a policy memo written by Kevin Welner, director of the National Education Policy Center, an attorney and a professor education policy at the University of Colorado Boulder; and William J. Mathis, managing director of the center and a former Vermont superintendent.  Here is the unannotated version, and you can find the fully annotated memo here, at the National Center of Education Policy website. The policy memo says in part:

Today’s 21-year-olds were in third grade in 2002, when the No Child Left Behind Act became law. For them and their younger siblings and neighbors, test-driven accountability policies are all they’ve known. The federal government entrusted their educations to an unproven but ambitious belief that if we test children and hold educators responsible for improving test scores, we would have almost everyone scoring as “proficient” by 2014. Thus, we would achieve “equality.” This approach has not worked.

Yet over the past 13 years, Presidents Bush and Obama remained steadfastly committed to test-based policies. These two administrations have offered federal grants through Race to the Top, so-called Flexibility Waivers under NCLB, School Improvement Grants, and various other programs to push states, districts, and schools to line up behind policies that use these same test scores in high-stakes evaluations of teachers and principals, in addition to the NCLB focus on schools. The proposed new Teacher Preparation Regulations under Title II of the Higher Education Act now attempt to expand the testing regime to teacher education programs. These expansions of test-driven accountability policies require testing even beyond that mandated by NCLB.

Not surprisingly, current debates over the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), of which NCLB is the most recent iteration, now center around specific assessment issues such as how many tests should be given and which grades should be tested, as well as the respective roles of state and federal governments. Largely lost in these debates is whether test-based accountability policies will produce equitable educational opportunities through substantially improved schooling. This NEPC Policy Memo explains why they will not. Instead, we argue that as a nation we must engage in a serious, responsible conversation about evidence-based approaches that have the potential to meaningfully improve student opportunities and school outcomes.

 

Here is an open letter to Congress and the Obama administration from more than 500 educational researcher across the country:

 

Dear Members of Congress and the Obama Administration:

We are researchers and professors in colleges, universities, and other research institutions throughout the United States with scholarly and practical expertise in public education, including education policy, school reform, teaching and learning, assessment, and educational equity. As Congress revises and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, we strongly urge departing from test-focused reforms that not only have been discredited for high-stakes decisions, but also have shown to widen, not close, gaps and inequities. The current reauthorization provides an historic opportunity to leverage federal resources to address the deeper and more systemic problems with strategies that research has compellingly demonstrated to be far more effective in improving the educational opportunities and success of all students, particularly those in highest need. Specifically, we write to endorse the concerns, analyses, and recommendations in the recently released policy memo from the National Education Policy Center, “Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Time to Move Beyond Test-focused Policies,” which is available online at http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/esea.

The following researchers endorse the NEPC memo, as of February 13, 2015. Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only. The signature list on this page will be updated daily. Your name will not appear immediately upon signing on. Total number of signers to date: 406

Contact Person: Kevin Kumashiro, Dean, University of San Francisco School of Education, kkumashiro@usfca.edu

Aimee LaPointe Terosky, Faculty, Saint Joseph’s University
Al Schademan, Associate Professor, CSU Chico
Alan Singer, Faculty, Hofstra University
Alan Young, Resource Teacher/Project Manager-JCPS Educator Growth System, Jefferson County Public Schools/Jefferson County Teachers Association (KY)
Alex Molnar, Research Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Alicia A Bower, Graduate Student/Assistant, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Alisa Leckie, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
Amanda Moreno, Assistant Professor, Erikson Institute
Amy Boelé, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Amy Brown, Ph.D., Faculty, University of Pennsylvania Critical Writing Program
Amy Frederick, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin River Falls
Amy Levin, Professor, California State University, Northridge
Amy Millikan, Director of Clinical Education, San Francisco Teacher Residency
Anaida Colon-Muniz, Associate Professor, Chapman University
Andrea Gelfuso, Faculty Researcher, University of Central Florida
Andrea Hyde, Associate Professor, Western Illinois University
Anita Fernández, Faculty/Director, Prescott College
Anita S. Charles, Dir of Teacher Education, Bates College
Ann Bracken, Lecturer, University of Maryland
Ann Schulte, Professor, California State University, Chico
Anna Lou Herzer, Independent Researcher, None – Independent
Anna O. Graeber, Faculty/Associate Professor Emeriti, University of Maryland
Anna O. Soter, Professor Emerita, The Ohio State University
Anne E Campbell, Associate Dean and Director TESOL and Bilingual Education Programs, Fairfield University
Annette M. Daoud, Professor, California State University, San Marcos
Annie Adamian, Adjunct Faculty, CSU-Chico
Anthony Costa, Director of Field Experiences, Fairfield University
Anthony J. Moss, Researcher / Data Analyst, Kansas State Dept. of Education
Anthony Kenneth Tufie Francis, Assistant Professor of Teacher Development, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Antonette Aragon, Associate Professor, Colorado State University
Arshad I. Ali, Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Barbara Adams, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Barbara Ferman, Professor of Political Science, Temple University
Barbara Garii, Dean, CEIT, LIU-Post
Barbara McClanahan, Associate Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Barbara Morgan-Fleming, Professor, College of Education, Texas Tech University
Barbara Torre Veltri, Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University
Beatriz Quintos, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Benjamin C. Herman, Assistant Professor of Science Education, University of South Florida
Beth Graue, Sorenson Professor of Childhood Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison
Betsy Gilliland, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa
Bette J. Shellhorn, Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Bettina Mileur, Teacher/Researcher, UAA
Bill Rosenthal, Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Brad Alan Biggs, Assistant Professor, California State University Fullerton
Bradley Porfilio, Associate Professor, California State University, East Bay
Brandelyn Tosolt, Associate Professor, Northern Kentucky University
Brandon S. Diamond, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Miami
Bree Picower, Faculty, Montclair State University
Brian Horn, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Bruce J. Biddle, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri
Bruce Marlowe, Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education, Roger Williams University
Bryan Ripley Crandall, Assistant Professor, Director of Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, Fairfield University
Bryan, Faculty, Portland State University
Burcu Ates, Faculty, Sam Houston State University
C.J. Pascoe, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Carie Green, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Carol Burris, Principal and NEPC Fellow, South Side High School
Carol Caref, Researcher, Chicago Teachers Union
Carol M. Pate, Ed.D., Faculty researcher, La Salle University
Carolina Napp-Avelli, Clinical faculty, University of Maryland
Carolyne J. White, Professor, Rutgers University-Newark
Carrie Anna Courtad, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Carrie Semmelroth, Lecturer, Boise State University
Casey D. Cobb, Associate Dean, Neag School of Education
Cassondra Gendron, Adjunct Faculty, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator, Westfield State University
Catherine Lugg, Professor, Rutgers University
Catherine M. Koehler, Faculty, Southern Connecticut State University
Cathy Coulter, Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage
Charles Timothy Dickel, EdD, Professor of Education (Counseling and Educational Psychology), Creighton University
Charles Timothy Dickel, EdD, Professor of Education (Counseling and Educational Psychology)Creighton University
Chela Delgad PhD, Coliseum College Prep Academy
Christian Rewoldt, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
Christian Z. Goering, Faculty, University of Arkansas
Christine Irujo, Associate Professor, Westfield State University
Christine Nganga, Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
Christine Purkiss, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Angelo State University
Christine Sleeter, Professor Emerita, California State University Monterey Bay
Christine von Renesse, Faculty (Associate Professor), Westfield State University
Christopher Bjork, Professor, Vassar College
Christopher C. Martell, Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University
Christopher P. Brown, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
Christopher Tienken, Faculty, Seton Hall University
Cindy Cruz, Faculty, UC Santa Cruz
Cindy Lutenbacher, Associate Professor of English, Morehouse College
Claire Fontaine, Adjunct Faculty, Long Island University
Colette N. Cann, Assistant Professor, Vassar College
Colette, Faculty, San Jose State University
Colleen M. Fairbanks, Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Connie North, Counselor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cristen Jenkins, Faculty, Northeastern Illinois University
Cristian Aquino-Sterling, Assistant Professor, School of Education – San Diego State University
Cynthia L. Carver, Associate Professor, Oakland University
Dan Clawson, Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dan Hanley, Educational Researcher/Evaluator, Western Washington University
Dana A. Robertson, Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Dana Wright, Assistant Professor, Connecticut College
Daniel Glisczinski, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Daniel Meier, Professor, San Francisco State University
Daniel R. Hittleman, Professor Emeritus of Literacy Education, The City University of New York/Queens
Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor, Gerontology, San Francisco State University
Dave F. Brown, Ed. D., Educational Researcher, West Chester University, PA
David A. Raker, Ed.D, Professor of Education, Westfield State University
David F. Hemphill, Professor of Education, San Francisco State University
David Goodwin, Associate Professor, Missouri State University
David Gray Matthews, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
David Kopperud, Education Programs Consultant, California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance
David Meens, Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder
David R. Stronck, Professor, California State University, East Bay
David Spring M. Ed., Educational Researcher, Formerly University of Washington
David Stovall, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
David V. Madrigal, Supervisor, Teacher Ed., California State University, East Bay
Dawn Hunter, Professor, Director of Ph.D. Program, Chapman University
Deborah A. Brown Ed. D., Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Deborah Amchin, Doctoral Student/Researcher, University of the Cumberlands
Deborah L. Garvey, Treasurer & Director, Friends of African Village Libraries
Deborah L. Hanuscin, Associate Professor, University of Missouri
Deborah Walker, Grant Manager, Georgia Southern University
Denise Fleming, Professor, California State University, East Bay
Derrick Mears, Ed.S. Program Coordinator/Clinical Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Technology, University of Arkansas
Diane Horwitz, Coordinator Education Forums, DePaul University
Diane Ketelle, Professor of Education, Mills College
Don Zancanella, Professor, University of New Mexico
Doris A Santoro, Associate Professor, Bowdoin College
Doug Holton, Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Douglas Cosr, Researcher, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Douglas Kaufman, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
Douglas Larkin, Assistant Professor, Montclair State University, New Jersey
Dr. Arnold Dodge, Associate Professor/Chair, Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus
Dr. Kevin J. Miller, Professor, Chair of Exceptional Education Dept.,SUNY – Buffalo State
Dr. Randal M. Ernst, Curriculum Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools (NE)
Dr. Sandra Howard, Associate Professor, Keene State College
E. Wayne Ross, Professor, University of British Columbia
Edmund C. Short, Associate Faculty, University of Central Florida College of Education and Human Performance
Edward Haertel, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Elaine Mo, Assistant Professor, University of the Pacific
Elaine Pierce Chakonas, Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University
Elaine Radmer, Assistant Professor, Gonzaga University
Elizabeth DeMulder, Faculty, College of Education and Human Development/George Mason University
Elizabeth H. DeBray, Faculty, University of Georgia
Elizabeth J. Meyer, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University
Elizabeth Kean, Professor Emerita, California State University, Sacramento
Elizabeth V Moore, Associate Professor of Practice, Northern Arizona University
Encarna Rodriguez, Faculty, Saint Joseph’s Unversity
Eric Engdahl, Faculty/Chair, California State University, East Bay
Eric Freeman, Faculty, Wichita State University
Eric Milou, Faculty, Professor of Mathematics, Rowan University
Erin Hurt, Assistant Professor, West Chester University
Erin McCloskey, Chair, Associate Professor of Education, Vassar College
Erin McNamara Horvat, Associate Professor, Temple University
Erin Ramos, Educator & Advocate, Good Shepherd Services, NYC
Ernest Rose, Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Ethan Margolis, Director of Education Leadership, University of Bridgeport
Eunsook Hong, Professor, College of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eva Travers, Prof. Emerita, Swarthmore College
Evan Sterling, Researcher, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Eve Tuck, Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, State University of New York at New Paltz
Faith Boninger, Researcher, University of Colorado Boulder
Federico R. Waitoller, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Florence R. Sullivan, Faculty, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Forrest W. Parkay, Professor, Educational Leadership, Washington State University
Frances Julia Riemer, Professor, Northern Arizona University
Francine Hultgren, Professor and Chair, University of Maryland
Francisco Rios, Dean, Western Washington University
Frank Adamson, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
Frank Bernt, Professor, Saint Joseph’s University
Frank M Bernt, Professor and Chair, Teacher Education Department, Saint Joseph’s University
Gail Sunderman, Senior Research Scientist, College of Education, University of Maryland
Gary Galluzzo, Professor, George Mason University
Gene V Glass, Researcher, Arizona State University
George Lipsitz, Faculty, University of California, Santa Barbara
George Yonge, Professor emeritus, University of California @ Davis
Gil Naizer, Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Giselle Abed, Associate Director, Career Center, Westfield State University
Grace Maes, Lecturer Teacher Education, CSU EASTBAY
Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Professor and Dean, Arcadia University
Gregory J. Marchant, Professor of Educational Psychology, Ball State University
Grisel Y. Acosta, Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College-City University of New York
Gustavo E. Fischman, Professor, Arizona State University
Guy Senese, Professor, Northern Arizona University
Hans Brügelmann, Professor, University of Siegen/ Germany
Heather Hickman, Adjunct Faculty, Lewis University
Heather Lattimer, Assoc. Professor & Chair, University of San Diego
Heinz-Dieter Meyer, Associate Professor, SUNY Albany
Helen Berg, Faculty, Sam Houston State University
Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, Faculty, Mills College, School of Education
IRMA OLMEDO, ASSOC. PROF. EMERITA, U. ILLINOIS-CHICAGO
Isabel Nunez, Faculty, University of San Francisco
Jaekyung Lee, The Graduate School of Education, The University at Buffalo, SUNY
James Bucky Carter, Ph.D., Independent Scholar, Formerly of Washington State University, Pullman, and the University of Texas at El Paso Dean, The Graduate School of Education, The University at Buffalo, SUNY
James H. Nehring, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
James MaKinster, Professor of Education, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
James Martinez, Faculty/Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University
James P. Burns, Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
James R. King, Faculty, University of South Florida
Jan Nespor, Professor, The Ohio State University
Jane M. Gangi, PhD, Associate Professor, Mount Saint Mary College
Jane Piirto, Trustees, Distinguished Professor, Ashland University
Janelle Scott, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
Janet E. Helms, Augustus Long Professor, Institute for the Study & Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College
Janet Isbell, Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technological University
Janice Koch, Professor Emerita/ Researcher, Hofstra University
Janine Dahms Walker, Associate Professor
Jason Fitzgerald, Assistant Professor, Wagner College
Jason L. Endacott, Assistant Profesdor, University of Arkansas
Jeannie Oakes, Presidential Professor Emeritus, UCLA
Jennifer Barrett-Tatum, Assistant professor, College of Charleston
Jennifer Oloff-Lewis, Assistant Professor, CSU, Chico
Jeong-eun Rhee, Faculty, Long Island University, Post
Jeong-Hee Kim, Associate Professor, Kansas State University
Jerry Page Becker, Professor, Southern Illinois University
Jerry Rosiek, Associate Professor, University of Oregon
Jesse Wilcox, Assistant Professor, Grand View University
Jessica H. Stubbs, Ph.D., Resource Helping Teacher, St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, USM grad
Jessie B. Ramey, Visiting Scholar, University of Pittsburgh
Jim La Prad, Associate Professor, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education, Western Illinois University
Joan C. Grim, Lecturer, University of TN, Knoxville
Joan T. Wynne, Faculty/Program Leader Urban Education, Florida International University
Joanne Healy, Asssistant Professor of Special Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Joanne Olson, Director, Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, & Engineering Education, Iowa State University
Joe Bishop, Professor, Eastern Michigan University
John E. McEneane, Professor, Oakland University
John Kohl, Retired Prof and Dean Emeritus, Montana State University
John M. Davis, Ph.D., Chair, Educational Psychology, CSU East Bay
John R. Staver, Professor of Science Education and Chemistry, Purdue University
John Wesley White, Associate Professor, University of North Florida
Jose M. Cobos, Faculty, James Logan H.S.
José Paez, Full Time Lecturer, California State University, Northridge
Joseph J. Ferrare, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Joseph Levine, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joyce Strand, Faculty, University of Minnesota Duluth
Judith A. Gouwens, Professor of Elementary Education, Roosevelt University
Judith Brooks-Buck, PhD, Professor, Virginia State University
Judith Calhoon, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of New Mexico
Judith Reed, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, Keene State College
Judy Helfand, Instructor of Humanities, Santa Rosa Junior College
Julia Sass Rubin, Associate Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
Julian F. Fleron, Professor of Mathematics, Westfield State University
Julian Vasquez Heilig, Professor, California State University Sacramento
Julie F. Mead, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Julie Westerlund, Associate Professor, Texas State University
June M. Robinson, Director of Special Education programs, University of St. Francis
Kaia Tollefson, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, California State University Channel Islands
Kara Mitchell Viesca, Faculty, University of Colorado Denver
Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, Professor, San Diego State University
Karen DeMoss, Faculty, Wagner College
Karen Kusiak, Faculty-Education Program, Colby College
Karen M. Wieland, Assistant Professor, Graduate Literacy Education, St. Bonaventure University
Karl Lashley, Faculty, UNC Greensboro
Karl Wheatley, Associate Professor, Cleveland State University
Kate Bielaczyc, Associate Professor, Clark University
Katherine Bertolini, Faculty-Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
Katherine Ryan, Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana
Katherine Schultz, Dean, Mills College, School of Education
Kathleen A. Gormley, Professor, The Sage Colleges
Kathleen Crawford, Faculty, Georgia Southern University
Kathleen Nolan, Lecturer, Princeton University
Kathleen Riley, Faculty, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Scott, Adjunct Faculty, Ashland University
Kathleen Wagner, Assistant Professor, Eastern New Mexico University
Kathy Escamilla, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Kathy M. Newman, Associate Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University
Katie Brkich, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Georgia Southern University
Katie Zahedi, Assistant Professor, State University of New York, New Paltz
Katya Aguilar, Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Kay Ann Taylor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University
Keith Adolphson, Associate Professor, Eastern Washington University
Kelly Mogiefsky, Instructor, University Supervisor, California State University, East Bay
Kenneth Haar, Associate Professor, Westfield State University
Kenneth Jerich, Professor Emeritus, Illinois State University School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, Illinois State University
Kerry Enright, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
Kerry Kretchmar, Assistant Professor of Education, Carroll University
Kevin Brown, Richard S Melvin Professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Kevin D. Finson, Faculty, Bradley University
Kevin Gary, Associate Professor, Valparaiso University
Kevin Welner, Faculty, University of Colorado Boulder
Kimberly E. Lewinski, Assistant Professor, La Salle University
Kimberly Kopfman, Researcher, George Mason University
Kris, Director of Assessment, USF College of Education
Kristien Zenkov, Associate Professor, George Mason University
Kurt Killion, Professor, Mathematics Education, Missouri State University
Kyounghee Seo, St. Cloud State University
Lacey Peters, Assistant Professor, Hunter College, CUNY
Laura Ramirez, Faculty, Concordia University
Laurel Puchner, Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lauren Anderson, Assistant Professor, Connecticut College
Lauren Gatti, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska
Lauren Gatti, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska
Lauren Madden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The College of New Jersey
Laurence Parker, Faculty, University of Utah
Lawrence Baines, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, University of Oklahoma
Lawrence Blum, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education, University of Massachusetts Boston
Lee Anne Bell, Professor, Barnard College
Leigh Patel, Associate Professor, Boston College
Leslie P. Steffe, Research Professor, University of Georgia
Leslie Rebecca Bloom, Faculty, Roosevelt University
Lettie Ramirez, Faculty, CSU East Bay
Linda M Espinosa, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Linda Valli, Faculty, University of Maryland
Lindsay Portnoy, Assistant Professor, Hunter College, CUNY, NYC
Ling Liang, Associate Professor, La Salle University
Lisa A. Escarcega, Chief Accountability/Research Officer, Aurora Public Schools
Lisa M. Jones, Ph.D., Program Evaluator, Aurora Public Schools
Lisa Martin-Hansen, Professor, Science Education, California State University, Long Beach
Lisa Zagumny, Associate dean, College of Education, Tennessee Technological University
Lloyd Komatsu, Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator, Forest Lake Area Schools
Lorena Guillen, Instructor, University of Washington
Lucia Figueras, Math Content Specialist, NYC Department of Education
Luis O.Reyes, Research Associate, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
Luz A. Murillo, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Lynn Gatto, Professor/Director of Elementary Education, Warner School/University of Rochester
Lynne E. Houtz, MS, PhD, Professor, Creighton University, Education Department
M Bruce King, Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M Cecil Smith, Professor of Learning Sciences & Human Development, West Virginia University
M. Najeeb Shafiq, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Magali Sarfatti Larson, Professor Emerita, Temple University
Maika Watanabe, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Makeba Jones, Faculty and researcher, UC San Diego
Makenzie Selland, Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University
Marc A. Markell, Professor, St. Cloud State University
Marcia B. Imbeau, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas
Marco Gemignani, Associate Professor, Duquesne University
Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower, Professor and Chair, Educational Foundations and Research, University of North Dakota
Margaret Austin Smith, Instructor, University of Maryland
Margaret Gail Shroyer, Professor, College of Education, Kansas State University
Margaret Walker, Faculty, University of MD
Margo Dichtelmiller, Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Maria Hantzopoulos, Assistant Professor, Vassar College
Maria Isabel Quita, Professor, San Francisco State University
Maria José Botelho, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mariana Souto-Manning, Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher education for Urban Schools, Boston College
Marilyn Grave, Associate Professor, Teacher Education, University of Minnesota Crookston Professor, Director of Ph.D. Program, Chapman University
Mark Nagasawa, Assistant Professor, Erikson Institute
Mark Stern, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Colgate University
Marla King Robertson, Researcher, University of North Texas
Martina Nieswandt, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Marvin Lynn, Dean, School of Education, Indiana University South Bend
Mary Ann Wallace, Assistant Professor, Secondary Education, McNeese State University
Mary Beth Noll, Professor, St. Cloud State University
Mary DeKonty Applegate, Professor and Researcher, St. Joseph’s University
Mary Inglis Burke Givens, Faculty, The University of Alabama
Mary Yee Ed.d, Candidate and Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Marya Levenson, Professor of the Practice in Education, Brandeis University
Maureen P Hogan, Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Meg Callahan-Steckley, Associate Professor, Nazareth College
Meg J. Petersen, Professor, Plymouth State University
Megan Hopkins, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Mel Freilicher, Lecturer, University of California San Diego
Merril Simon, Faculty, California State Univ., Northridge
Meta Van Sickle, Professor, College of Charleston
Michael J. Carter, Assistant Professor, California State University, Northridge
Michael K. Barbour, Director of Doctoral Studies, Sacred Heart University
Michael McVey, Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Michael P. Clough, Professor of Science Education, Iowa State University
Michael Svec, Associate Professor, Furman University
Michele Dornisch, Associate Professor, Long Island University
Michele S. Moses, Faculty, University of Colorado Boulder
Michelle Jewett, Faculty, Central NM Community College
Michelle Proctor, Department Chair – Education, The College of Lake County
Michelle Reidel, Associate Professor of Social Studies Education
Michelle Renee, Associate Director/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Annenberg Institute for School Reform Brown University , Georgia Southern University
Miguel Zavala, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA
Mindy Legard Larson, Associate Professor of Education, Linfield College
Mitchell J. Chang, Professor, UCLA
Moreen Carvan, Director of Assurance for Learning (Admin), Marian University Wisconsin
Morgan V Lewis, Research Scientist, Retired, Ohio State University
Morna McDermott, Professor, Towson University
Nancy Dulberg, Professor of Education, Saint Mary’s College of California
Nancy Flanagan Knapp, Associate Professor, University of Georgia, College of Education
Nancy S. Niemi, Professor and Chair, University of New Haven
Natalia Smirnov, Doctoral Student/Researcher, Northwestern University
Nathan Taylor, Assistant Professor, Robert Morris University
Nelly Stromquist, Professor, University of Maryland
Nicholas D. Hartlep, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Illinois State University
Nikola Hobbel, Associate Professor, English Education, Humboldt State University, California
Noah A. Rubin, Director of Elementary Education, Wellesley College
Norman A Stahl, Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University
Patriann Smith, Faculty Researcher, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Patricia A. Whang, Professor, CSU Monterey Bay
Patricia A. Woodward-Young, Professor, Simpson College
Patricia Burch, Associate Professor, University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
Patricia Donohue, Assistant Professor and Researcher, San Francisco State University
Patricia H. Hinchey, Professor of Education, Penn State
Patricia Irvine, Associate Dean, San Francisco State University
Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University
Patricia Morrell, Professor, University of Portland
Patricia Stall, Professor, California State University San Marcos
Patrick Henry Smith, Associate Professor Bilingual Education and Literacy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Patrick Pritchett, Visiting Assistant Professor, Amherst College
Paul C. Gorski, Associate Professor, George Mason University
Paul L. Thomas, Associate Professor, Faculty Director First Year Seminars, Furman University
Paul Tractenberg, Board of Governors Public Service Professor of Law, Director, Institute on Education Law & Policy, Rutgers University-Newark
Penelope Earley, Professor, Education Policy, George Mason University
Pete Farruggio, Associate Professor, Bilingual Education
Peter C. Cormas, Assistant Professor, California University of Pennsylvania
Peter Jones, Director, Institutional Effectiveness, California Institute of Integral Studies, University of Texas Pan American
Peter McLaren, Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Chapman University
Peter Pereira, Professor Emeritus, DePaul University
Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor, The University of Georgia
Peter Taubman, Faculty, Brooklyn College
Philip P. Patterson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Phillip Harris, Executive Director, Association for Educational Communication & Technology
Pradeep M. Dass, Director, Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Northern Arizona University
Preston D. Feden, Faculty, LaSalle University
Priscilla Sanville, Associate Professor, Lesley University
R. Clarke Fowler, Professor and Chair, Salem State University
Rachel Lambert, Assistant Professor, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University
Rafael Gomez, Independent Researcher, Family & Education Research on Achievement
Raymond R. Isola, Ed.D, Retired Principal, Independent Writer & Researcher, San Francisco Unified School District
Rebecca T. Barber, Faculty Associate, Arizona State University
Regina Figueiredo-Brown, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University
Rhea Settles, Ed.D, Clinical Faculty, California State University, East Bay
Richard L. Allington, Professor of Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee
Richard R. Valencia, Faculty, University of Texas at Austin
Richard Strot, Faculty, Baylor University
Rob Erwin, Associate Professor, College of Education, Niagara University
Rob Linne, Professor, Adelphi University
Robert D Hannafin, Dean, Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, Fairfield University
Robert L Jarvis, Ph.D., Administrator, University of Pennsylvania
Robert L. Blomeyer, Jr. Ph.D., Retired Ed. Researcher & Teacher Educator, Senior Research Associate @ NCREL
Robert M Gray, PhD, Faculty/Administrator, University of South Alabama
Robert McEntarffer, Assessment/Evaluation Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools
Roberta Ahlquist, Professor, Faculty, San Jose State University
Robin Marion, Faculty, Westfield State University
Robin R. Jones, Retired Faculty, University of South Florida
Rose Marie Codling, Faculty, College of Southern Maryland
Rosemarie Michaels, Assistant professor, chair of Elementary Teacher Preparation, Dominican University of California
Roxana Marachi, Associate Professor of Education, San Jose State University
Ruchi Agarwal- Rangnath, Adjunct Professor, San Francisco State University
Ruth Burkett, Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Central Missouri
Ruth Kermish-Allen, Executive Director, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
Ruth Powers Silverberg, Faculty, City University of New York College of Staten Island
Ruthann Kurth-Schai, Professor & Chair, Educational Studies, Macalester College
S. Maxwell Hines, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Winston-Salem State University
Samantha Frizzell, Faculty, Westfield State University
Samuel D. Rocha, Faculty, University of British Columbia
Sandra Mathison, Professor, University of British Columbia
Sandra Torrence, Faculty, Westfield State University
Sandy Grande, Chair, Associate Professor, Connecticut College
Sarah Hochstetler, Assistant Professor of English Education, Illinois State University
Sarah Kondratuk, Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University
Sarah La Belle, Staff/Student, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Sergio M. Pesqueira Jr., Assistant Director, Department of Educational Leadership, Loyola Marymount University
Seth A. Parsons, Associate Professor, George Mason University
Sharon Dole, Faculty/Professor, Western Carolina University
Sharon Merritt, Asst. Professor, Director, Master of Arts in Teaching, Fresno Pacific University
Shawgi Tell, Associate Professor of Education, Nazareth College
Sheri Leafgren, Associate Professor/Teacher Education, Miami University
Sherry Sanden, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Shirin Vossoughi, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Siddharth Lodaya, Admin Asst, Westfield State University
Skyler Wiseman, Faculty, Washington University in St Louis
Sonia M. Rosen, Faculty, Arcadia University School of Education
Soonhyang Kim, Assistant Professor, Pace University
Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, Associate Professor of English Education, Westfield State University
Sophie Degener, Associate Professor, Reading & Language, National Louis University
Stacy Olitsky, Assistant Professor, Saint Joseph’s University
Stephanie Jones, Professor, College of Education, The University of Georgia
Steve Cohen, Senior Lecturer in Education, Tufts University
Stuart Chen-Hayes, Associate Professor, CUNY Lehman College
Sumer Seiki, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Sunita Mayor, Associate Professor, West Chester University, PA
Suresh Appavoo, Dean for Diversity and Equity/Associate Professor of Education, Dominican University of California
Susan Auerbach, Professor, CA State University, Northridge
Susan F. Bohrer, PhD, Faculty, UC Merced
Susan K. Brown, Faculty, Georgia Southern University
Susan M Moore, Clinical Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Susan M. Luppino, Visiting Instructor, Westfield State University
Susan Ohanian, Researcher, New England Society for the Study of Education
Susan P. Maude, Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Suzann Girtz, Assistant Professor, Gonzaga University Educational Leadership, St Cloud State University
Suzanne Ehst, Associate Professor of Education, Goshen College
Sylvia Blake, Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Long Island University Hudson Campuses
Sylvia Y. Sanchez, Associate Professor, George Mason University
Tanya Velasquez, Faculty, University of Washington Tacoma
Teresa Wanser, Psychometrician, Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska
Theresa Catalano, Faculty, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Theresa Montaño, Professor, CSU Northridge
Thomas Nelson, Associate Professor, University of the Pacific
Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire
Thomas W. Bean, Faculty & Graduate Program Director, Old Dominion University
Timothy G. Larrabee, Associate Professor, Oakland University
Timothy J. Cook, Professor of Education, Creighton University
Timothy J. Voskuil, Coordinator, Calhoun ISD
Tina Trujillo, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Tirza Wilbon White, Faculty, University of Maryland, College Park
Toby Daspit, Associate Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Tom Meyer, Director, Hudson Valley Writing Project & Associate Professor Secondary Education, SUNY New Paltz
Tomás Galguera, Professor, Mills College
Tomas R Giberson, Associate Professor, Oakland University
Trudy Knowles, Professor, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
Uma M. Jayakumar, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Vicki Bartolini, Ph.D., Chair, Professor of Education, Wheaton College, MA
Victor L. Willson, Head and Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
Victoria Gillis, Endowed Chair of Excellence in Literacy, University of Wyoming
Vilma Seeberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kent State University, College of Education, Health and Human Services
Virginia Mary Lea, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Vladimir G. Ivanovic, Trustee, Los Altos School District
Vonzell Agosto, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Wendy Kohli, Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation, Fairfield University
Westry Whitaker, Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia
William G. Wraga, Professor
William J. Mathis, Researcher, University of Colorado Boulder, College of Education, University of Georgia
William Sandoval, Professor
Yael Wyner, Assistant Professor/Secondary Education, City College of New York
Yen Yen Woo, Associate Professor, Long Island University, C.W.Post
Yurimi Grigsby, Faculty, Concordia University Chicago
Zeynep Ercan, Faculty/Associate Professor, Rowan University
Zoe Burkholder, Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Montclair State University