Eva Baker on what makes a quality teacher


Meghan Krein

Eva Baker is Distinguished Research Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and current director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing

Baker is recognized for her scholarship in instruction and measurement, including the design and empirical validation of principles for developing instructional systems and new ways to measure complex human performance, as well as the design and evaluation of assessment systems for education. She is one of few female scholars in this area and is a role model for other women in the field.

In 2010, Baker served as the president of the World Educational Research Association, and three years prior, the president of the American Educational Research Association. In 1999, Baker co-chaired the committee that produced the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and was congressionally appointed as the chair of the board on Testing and Assessment and committee member of the National Council on Education Standards and Testing, National Research Council and The National Academies. 

Here, Baker talks with MLFTC’s Inside the Academy of Education about what makes a quality teacher. 

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