As an independent consultant and former founder and CEO of Measured Progress, Inc., Stuart Kahl has served as a senior technical advisor to several educational organizations. Currently, he is Senior Advisor on Educational Assessment and Accountability Systems for RMC Research Corporation. Working in the assessment field for over four decades, Dr. Kahl has extensive, hands-on experience in the design, development, analysis, and reporting of large-scale assessment programs, many of which were known for their innovative approaches. Prior to his thirty-five years at Measured Progress, the company from which he recently retired, he worked for the Education Commission of the States, the University of Colorado, Clark University, and RMC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and Masters in Education degree from the Johns Hopkins University. His doctorate from the University of Colorado was in curriculum and instruction and focused on research and evaluation methodology and mathematics education.
Dr. Kahl presents regularly at regional and national conferences and frequently publishes research papers and commentaries on current issues and trends in education. He has conducted workshops and webinars in performance assessment and classroom assessment. He has taught graduate-level statistics and measurement courses, worked on a number of federally-funded and foundation-funded research grants, and been recognized for his innovative work in designing standard-setting procedures associated with non-multiple-choice item formats. Besides large-scale educational assessment in general, Dr. Kahl’s specialty areas include formative assessment, curriculum-embedded performance assessment, and teacher assessment literacy. The Association of Test Publishers (ATP) awarded Dr. Kahl the 2010 ATP Award for Professional Contributions and Service to Testing.