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Vita, J. Abedi

Jamal Abedi

Professor

Graduate School of Education, University of California, Davis

1 Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

(530) 754-9150

FAX (530) 752-5411

E-mail: jabedi@ucdavis.edu


Research Partner

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing

Center for the Study of Evaluation
(310) 206-4346

FAX (310) 825-3883

E-mail: jabedi@cse.ucla.edu

Country of Citizenship

United States

Educational History

Post-Doctoral 1978-1979, University of California, Los Angeles. Research Methods and Evaluation

1977, University of California, Los Angeles. Summer session in Research Methods and Evaluation

Ph.D. 1974, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University Specialization: Psychology (psychometrics)

MA 1971, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University Specialization: Psychology (statistics and measurement)

Recent Awards

December, 2008. California Educational Research Association: Lifetime Achievement Award.

April, 2003. American Educational Research Professional Service Award: Outstanding Contribution Relating Research to Practice, Chicago

Professional Experience

July 2005 -Pre Professor (Step V, since July 2009), University of California, Davis.

July 2007 – Sep 2008 Chair of the Faculty, University of California, Davis, School of Education

July 2005-Pre Partner, Center for the Study of Evaluation, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

1991-2005 Director of Technical Projects, Center for the Study of Evaluation, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing.

2000-2005 Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

1984-1989 Institutional Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles Graduate Division

Professional Activities

2007- 2009 Chair, Annual Meeting Policies and Procedures Committee, American Educational Research Association.

2006 –2009 Member of the Planning Committee, American Educational Research Association

2006- 2007 Chair Designate, Annual Meeting Policies and Procedures Committee, American Educational Research Association.

2006- 2009 Member, NCME Standards & Test Use Committee for revisions of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.

2005 –2007 Member of the Planning Committee, National Conference on Large-Scale Assessment

2006- 2008 Member of the expert panel of the U.S. Department of Education, LEP Partnership.

2006 – Pre Member of the Technical Advisory Group of Colorado Department of Education .

2004 – 2007 Member of the Expert Panel on NCLB, National Education Association, Washington, DC.

2007- Pre Member of the Technical Advisory Group of South Carolina Department of Education

2001- Pre Member of the Technical Advisory Group of New Mexico Department of Education

2006-2007 Member of the Technical Advisory Group of Michigan Assessment Research Council

2005-2008 Member of the Technical Word Group (TWG) of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a congressionally mandated evaluation of NEAP.

2005-Pre Member of the Technical Advisory Group of the Western Regional Educational Laboratory (WREL, WestEd)

2004 – Pre Co-Principal Investigator of the National Accessible Reading Assessment.

2004 – 2006 Member of the Technical Advisory Group, The New England New England Compact Enhanced Assessment

2002- 2007 Evaluator, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)’s English Language Development Assessment (ELDA) Collaborative Assessment Project



    1. Founder and Chair, AERA Special Interest Group on: Inclusion & Accommodation in Large-Scale Assessment (SIG  #96).

1999 Peer reviewer for the Interim Evaluation of the Regional Educational Laboratories. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.

1991-1997 Project coordinator for the Technical Review Panel conducting validity studies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, CRESST/UCLA
Journals’ Editorial Board/Reviewer

Associate Editor: Educational Assessment

Member of the Editorial Board for International Multilingual Research Journal

Project management / Grants

October 2006-Present Co-principal investigator, a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education to examine issues concerning ELL assessments.

October 2004 – Present Co-principal investigator. The National Accessible Reading Assessment Project (NARAP). A 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
February 2004-2006 Project Director, a grant from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to lead national efforts on research on Language Minority Children using NCES databases (ECLS and NHES).
February 2004-July 2004 Project Director, a grant from the UCLA Mathematics Department to conduct evaluation on the effectiveness of their math training for elementary, middle and high school.
June 2002-2004 Project Director, a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences to conduct studies on the instruction and assessment of ELL students, in particular, to study the Opportunity To Learn (OTL) for ELL students.
September 1999-2002 Project Director, a contract from the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs (OBEMLA). Los Angeles: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST).
1999-2000 Principal investigator/Project Director, a grant from the National Center for Education Statistic to conduct NAEP Secondary Analyses.
1999 Project Director, a grant from the National Center for Education Statistic to conduct studies on the impact of students’ background characteristics on their performance.
1996-1998 Principal investigator/Project Director, a grant from the National Center for Education Statistic to conduct NAEP Secondary Analyses.
PUBLICATIONS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER):

Book Chapters:

Abedi, J. (in press). Linguistic Factors in the Assessment of English Language Learners. In Handbook of Measurement. Oxford: University of Oxford/Sage Publication.
Abedi, J. (in preparation). Performance assessments for English language learners and students with disabilities. In Darling Hammond. Handbook of Performance Assessment. Palo Alto: Stanford University.
Abedi, J. (in press). Research and Recommendations for Formative Assessment with English Language Learners. In Andrade, H. L and Cizek, G., J. Handbook of Formative Assessment. University at Albany—SUNY.
Abedi, J. (in press). Assessing English Language Learners and/or Bilingual Students: Critical Issues (Chapter 3). In Basterra, M., Solano-Flores, G., and Trumbull, E. Assessment, Language, and Culture: A Guide for Teachers. (Ed.). .Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers

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