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Edys Quellmalz

Edys Quellmalz is a national leader in the field of technology assessment and learning. She is the Director of Technology Enhanced Assessments and Learning Systems in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program at WestEd.

She leads research, development, and evaluation projects related to the designs of technology-based learning environments and assessments.

As Principal Investigator of multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Science , the Office of Secondary and Elementary Education, and the Carnegie Corporation, she has built the SimScientists project portfolio to promote and assess deep science learning.

Quellmalz co-directed development of the 2014 Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy, served on the Steering Committee for the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework, and on national advisory committees and editorial boards.

She was Associate Director of the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International and Director of Assessment Research and Design. There she was Principal Investigator for NSF research, development, and evaluation projects.

Quellmalz served on the faculty of the Stanford School of Education, taught graduate education courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), led assessment design studies at the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation, and directed the RMC Research Title I Technical Assistance Center for nine western states.

She has over 40 years experience consulting for state, national, international, student, and teacher assessment programs. She has presented her work extensively at national conferences and has published in the areas of assessment, technology, and 21st century learning.

Quellmalz received a BA in psychology, and an MA and PhD in educational psychology from UCLA.