Anna Houseman and Joni Lakin

Anna Houseman is a former elementary school teacher and regional Assessment Director in Newark, N.J. and Brooklyn, N.Y. She now heads up ability product and marketing at Riverside Insights, a leading developer of research-based assessments and analytics. Dr. Joni M. Lakin is a Professor at the University of Alabama and is co-author of the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®) Form 8. She studies educational measurement issues related to test validity and fairness with a particular interest in the accessibility of tests for English-learner students.

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Don’t Hate the Achievement Test, Hate the System

In most schools across the country, students are assessed by achievement tests. These tests are used for many purposes, including gauging students’ progress as well as judging teachers’ and schools’...

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