George Lucas Educational Foundation

Alvin F. Larson Ph.D.

My interest is creating useful assessments that actually help teachers. I have been working, with teachers, on as set of "error identification" assessments (based on Cognitive Diagnostic Assessments in the literature) where student misconceptions in math or innefficient reading behaviors are identified. Teachers then conference with students to verify. So far teachers actually like the assessments and measured achievement has inccreased district wide.

Areas of Interest: 
assessment and evaluation