Jennifer Randall

Associate Professor, Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jennifer Randall is an associate professor in the Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics program at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Randall received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Duke University and her doctoral degree from Emory University. She is an advocate for socially just assessment practices through her service on local, state, and federal committees. She is currently focused on the differential negative impact of assessments on historically marginalized populations in the U.S., and the ways in which a culturally sustaining, anti-racist approach to instruction and assessment can mitigate these negative outcomes. She is committed to exploring the ways in which we can create an assessment system culture in which the sociocultural identities of students are deliberately considered and valued in the planning and development phases of assessment. She teaches courses in measurement theory, scale development, statistics, and classroom assessment.

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