Scott Marion, Ph.D. is the President and Executive Director of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. He is a national leader in conceptualizing and designing innovative and balanced assessment systems to support instructional and other critical uses. He has also led extensive work across the country in accountability system and teacher evaluation design and evaluation. Dr. Marion’s current projects include designing and supporting states in implementing assessment and accountability initiatives, providing technically defensible policy guidance, and implementing high quality, locally designed performance-based assessments.
Scott coordinates and/or serves on seven state or district Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) for assessment, accountability, and educator evaluation. He has served on multiple National Research Council (NRC) committees including to support designs for next generation science assessments, investigating the issues and challenges associated with incorporating value-added measures in educational accountability systems, and outlining best practices in state assessment systems.
Scott is a co-author of the validity chapter in the forthcoming volume of Educational Measurement. Additionally, he has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes; he also regularly presents his work at the national conferences of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). In addition, Scott serves his community as a member of the Rye (NH) School Board.
Scott received a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder with a concentration in Measurement and Evaluation.