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Chief Assessment and Data Officer
As a 15-year veteran of the assessment industry, Jennifer Dunn, Ph.D., provides day-to-day leadership and management of Questar Assessment’s Psychometric team, while also advising clients on the implications that assessment decisions might have on state education policy and most importantly, students, parents, and educators.
Before joining Questar Assessment, Jennifer served as a senior associate for The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc., where she supported the Center in merging advanced technical measurement knowledge with contemporary policy and large-scale practice to improve assessment and accountability in support of student learning. Prior to joining the Center for Assessment, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Measured Progress. In her role as director of psychometrics, research, data, and reporting services, she led a team of 30 psychometricians, statistical analysts, data processors, report programmers, and quality assurance specialists, who were responsible for the operational activities and research initiatives needed to support the analyses and reporting of more than 25 assessment programs and products.
Jennifer maintains active involvement in the psychometric community by presenting at industry conferences; contributing to the psychometric literature; mentoring new graduates; and contributing to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). An accomplished speaker, in 2016, she presented “Using Data to Motivate Change” at a TEDxPiscataquaRiver event.
Jennifer earned her Ph.D. and Master of Arts degrees in measurement and evaluation from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Science degree (a joint honors degree in kinesiology and psychology) from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.