Assessment Resources

Linda CookLinda Cook was employed at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ from 1978 until 2010 when she retired as a principal research scientist. She received her Ed. D. in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Massachusetts in 1979, her M.E.D. in education of the deaf from Smith College in 1972 and her B. S. in chemistry from Ursinus College in 1960. Her primary research interests are the fairness and accessibility of assessments for examinees with disabilities and linking academic assessments. She began her career at ETS in the analysis area where she led the measurement work done on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and the SAT® II Subject tests. Cook also served as executive director of the SAT, vice president of the assessment division, and director of the Center for Validity Research prior to her retirement from ETS. Dr. Cook has co-edited a volume on large scale assessments and accommodations and has contributed chapters in edited volumes on linking assessments, accommodating students with disabilities on educational assessments, fairness in testing and linking tests given to individuals with diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Currently, Dr. Cook serves on a number of advisory groups and participates in professional organizations. She is a past president of NCME and has also served as vice president of AERA Division D, Measurement and Research Methodology. She is currently a member of the Joint Committee for the Revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.