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Kevin King

Kevin King serves as a Senior Assessment Manager in WestEd’s Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Services (SAAS) program. He is also the co-lead for the SAAS State Science Solutions team.

Focusing on the intersection of content validity and technical quality, King provides content leadership for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) projects, including test design and item specifications. He also serves as the project manager for high-stakes assessment projects.

King served as the Project Management Partner Liaison for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, providing direction and oversight for multiple contracts and work groups, including item and test design, reporting, technology, administration, and accessibility.

While King’s focus is on science, he has extensive experience in test design for all content areas, including social studies and English language acquisition.

Prior to joining WestEd, King served as the Assessment Development Coordinator for the Utah State Office of Education. He oversaw all aspects of test development, including transitioning to computer-based testing programs and developing new testing strategies. In this role, King co‑chaired the Smarter Balanced Item Development Work Group, where he developed extensive knowledge of the Common Core State Standards.

A National Board Certified Teacher, King leverages nine years of science classroom experience and nine years of state office, large-scale assessment experience in all aspects of his current work.

King received a BS in biology from James Madison University and an MEd in teaching and learning from the University of Utah.