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Bryan Hemberg

Bryan Hemberg is the Assistant Director for the Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation (CSAI), a technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. CSAI supports states’ transitions to new standards and assessments for college readiness. Hemberg oversees the management of all CSAI project strands and the budget.

In addition, Hemberg provides technical assistance to state and district clients across the country on issues related to assessment development and transition, standards implementation, and test validation and accountability at the teacher, school, state, and federal levels. He specializes in the design, alignment, and application of assessment and accountability tools for different stakeholders.

Hemberg also serves as a Senior Project Manager within the Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Services (SAAS) program at WestEd. In this role, Hemberg oversees assessments for both general education and special populations, as well as alignment studies, standards reviews, and research on appropriate access of standards and fair assessment for all student populations.

Prior to joining WestEd, Hemberg served in management roles at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), including leading large-scale alternate assessment development and teacher professional development programs. He also conducted research within the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing (CRESST).

A former special education teacher, Hemberg has spent his entire career in education and assessment, focusing on ways to improve student outcomes.

Hemberg received a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan and an MA in special education from Loyola Marymount University.