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Curious. Innovative. Independent. The researchers at the Kingsbury Center have a common goal: to investigate strategies for advancing academic student growth and improving our schools. By partnering with diverse educational leaders, our team is helping to revolutionize education research with high quality data that is designed to inform, empower and make a difference.
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G. Gage Kingsbury
Title: Founder of the Kingsbury Center at NWEA
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Since developing his first computerized adaptive test in 1976, Gage has helped to develop adaptive achievement tests, including NWEA’s MAP and MAP for Primary Grades. He has also developed procedures for adaptive testing that are currently in use in many other operational adaptive tests. Gage has published or presented more than 100 studies concerning item response theory and computerized adaptive testing. Gage has served as a keynote speaker at a variety of international conferences concerning modern measurement practices. Prior to joining NWEA in 1998, he served as the coordinator of measurement research for Portland Public Schools. Gage holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Psychology from Ohio State University.