DLM consortium announces new Technical Advisory Committee members

The Dynamic Learning Maps™ consortium has announced members of its 2015 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This year’s committee includes four new and four returning members. The group will first meet on Wednesday, January 28, to discuss the topics of modeling and standard setting.

TAC members advise Dynamic Learning Maps consortium staff on a variety of topics including system design, test development, psychometric and validity research design, and interpretation of findings. Over the coming years, the TAC will advise the consortium especially on how to best present the precise evidence needed for U.S. Department of Education peer review of the Dynamic Learning Maps assessment system.

All committee members hold a Ph.D. in various areas of education and are distinguished in their fields. The committee members’ areas of expertise are several, including:

  • Cognitive diagnostic psychometrics and Bayesian network analysis
  • Implementation and review of large-scale accountability assessment
  • Accessibility and inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities in large-scale assessment

2015 Technical Advisory Committee members include, alphabetically:


  • Jamal Abedi, University of California–Davis
  • James Pellegrino, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Ed Roeber, Assessment Solutions Group/Michigan Assessment Consortium
  • David Williamson, Educational Testing Service


  • Greg Camilli, Rutgers University
  • George Engelhard, University of Georgia
  • Gerald Tindal, University of Oregon
  • Phoebe Winter, Independent Consultant
January 27, 2015