Suzanne Lane
Professor

Dr. Suzanne Lane's scholarly interests are in educational measurement, with a focus on design, technical, validity, equity, and policy issues in testing, and the relationship between learning and assessment. She has published in the Journal of Educational Measurement, Applied Measurement in Education, Educational Assessment, and Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice.

She was the President of NCME (2003-2004), Vice President of Division D-AERA (2000-2002), member of the Joint Committee for revising the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1993-1999). She served on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Educational Measurement, Applied Measurement in Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Researcher, and Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice. She has served on technical advisory boards for ETS (GRE, Visiting Panel, and CBAL), The College Board (Research Advisory Committee and AP TAC), PARCC, NCSC Alternate Assessment Consortium, NBPTS, AICPA, ABIM, PSI, NBPTS, and state assessment and accountability systems (NY, PA, TX, DE, NJ, NC, SC, TN).

Instructional Interests

Dr. Lane has taught statistics, measurement and research design courses, including introduction to research, educational and psychological measurement, survey design and validation, psychometric theory, constructing achievement tests, and test equating and scaling.

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Lane is interested in design, technical, validity, equity, and policy issues in testing and the relationship between assessment in learning. She is particularly interested in examining the consequences of testing, both intended positive consequences and unintended negative consequences.

Featured Publications

  • Lane, S. (in preparation). Validity. In R. Tierney, F. Rizvi, K. Ercikan, & G. Smith, International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier.

  • Lane, S. & Marion, S. (in preparation). Validity in education. In L.L. Cook & M. J. Pitoniak (Eds). Educational Measurement.

  • Lane, S. (2020). Test-based accountability systems: The importance of paying attention to consequences. ETS Research Report Series: 17th William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture. Princeton, NJ: ETS.

  • Lane, S. & Iwatani*, E. (2016). Design of Performance Assessments in Education. In S. Lane, M.R. Raymond, & T.M. Haladyna (Eds.). Handbook of Test Development (2nd ed.) (pp. 274-293. New York: Routledge.

  • Lane, S., Raymond, M.R.& Haladyna, T.M. (2016). Test Development Process. In S. Lane, M.R. Raymond, & T.M. Haladyna (Eds.). Handbook of Test Development (2nd ed.) (pp. 3-18). New York: Routledge.

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 - Present - Board Member, National Assessment Governing Board

  • 2015-2016 - AERA Top 10 most read article, Review of Research in Education

  • 2014-2016 - National Academy of Sciences – National Research Council, Committee on the Evaluation of NAEP Achievement Levels

  • 2013- 2015 - U.S. Department of Education Race to the Top Technical Review Panel (appointed)

  • 2010 - AERA Fellow (elected)

  • 2003-2004 - President, National Council of Measurement in Education (NCME)

  • 2000-2002 - Vice President, Division D, American Educational Research Association

Engagement, Partnerships, and Professional Service

  • 2016- present - ETS Visiting Panel

  • 2014-2016 - National Academy of Sciences – National Research Council, Committee on the Evaluation of NAEP Achievement Levels

  • 2014-2017 - GRE Board Research Committee, ETS

  • 2019-2022 - Research Advisory Committee, College Board

  • 2019-2022 - Technical Advisory Committee, South Carolina Department of Education

  • 2014-2017 - Research Advisory Committee, College Board

  • 2014-present -Technical Advisory Committee, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

  • 2011-2017 - Technical Advisory Committee, PARCC

  • 2011-2015 - Technical Advisory Committee, National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012, Mathematica

  • 2011- present -Technical Advisory Committee, Tennessee Department of Education

  • 2010-present -Technical Advisory Committee, Texas Department of Education

  • 2010-2017 - Technical Advisory Committee, Alternate Assessment Consortium, National Center & State Collaborative

  • 2010 - Review Panel, Common Core Standards, NGA and CCSSO

  • 2009-2013 - Board of Examiners, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • 2009-2016 - Technical Advisory Committee, Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL), ETS

  • 2008-2009 - Expert Panel, Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Achievement Standards, NY State Department of Education and the Center for Assessment

  • 2007-2013 - Member/Chair, Psychometric Oversight Committee, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • 2006-2007 - ETS Constructed Response Design Advisory Panel

  • 2006-2010 - National Center for Educational Outcomes Technical Working Group, University of Minnesota

  • 2006-2008 - Chair (2008), College Board’s Advisory Committee on Research,

  • 2006-2012 - GRE® Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

  • 2005-2008 - Co-chair, Technical Working Group, Evaluation of U.S. Department of Education’s NAEP

  • 2004-present - Technical Advisory Group, New York State Department of Education

  • 2001-present - Technical Advisory Panel, New Jersey State Department of Education

  • 2001-present - Technical Advisory Panel, Delaware State Department of Education

  • 2001-2003 - Advisory Panel, Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination

  • 2000-2001 - Standards Advisory Panel, Educational Testing Service

  • 1999-2004 - Member, Board of Trustees for the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment

  • 1999-2007 - National Technical Advisory Panel on Assessment and Accountability, Kentucky State Department of Education

  • 1999-present - Technical Advisory Committee, Pennsylvania State Department of Education

  • 1998-2000 - Technical Advisory Committee, Voluntary National Test, American Institute of Research, Washington, D.C.

  • 1998-1999 - National Technical Working Group, Kentucky State Department of Education

  • 1996-1999 - Advisory Committee for Research and Development, College Board, NY


Suzanne Lane

Contact

University of Pittsburgh
5916 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
USA
412-648-7095
sl@pitt.edu

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