LOCUS had a tremendous Advisory Board that was heavily involved in the creation of the evidence model utilized as the blueprint of the assessments through the evidence-centered design process (Mislevy & Riconscente, 2006; Mislevy, Steinberg, & Almond, 2003).

Advisory Board Members

Dr. David Miller, University of Florida. Dr. Miller is a Professor of Research, Evaluation, and Measurement at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Miller has directed K-12 assessment programs and was the lead data analyst for the Second International Mathematics Study before becoming a faculty member in Research Methods and Evaluation at the University of Florida. His primary areas of research are in assessment, psychometrics and evaluation.

Dr. Dick Scheaffer, University of Florida. Dr. Scheaffer is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Scheaffer was a pioneer in establishing statistics as a mainstay in the standards documents in the United States with his work on the Quantitative Literacy Project in the early 1980s. In addition to serving as the first Chief Reader for the AP Statistics program, Scheaffer is also one of the authors of the GAISE framework and the statistics sections of the Common Core State Standards as well as MET2 Document.

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, Portland State University. Dr. Shaughnessy is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Portland State University in Portland, OR. Shaughnessy is President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has been regarded as one of the most prominent statistics education researchers in the United States for over 20 years and has authored the chapters synthesizing literature in the field for both editions of the Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Jane Watson, University of Tasmania. Dr. Watson is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Tasmania in Australia. Jane is regarded as one of the most productive researchers in the statistics education community (Shaughnessy, 2007) and her work regarding students’ tiers of statistical literacy is directly related to the goals of this project.