Our Mission

The mission of Women in Measurement, Inc. is to advance gender and racial equity in the field of educational measurement. Women in Measurement, Inc. seeks to understand and dismantle systems of oppression that have led to disproportionate access and representation at the highest levels of our field. We work to amplify the voices of women, and minoritized women in particular, and to provide structures of support for career advancement in academia, industry, non-profits, and the public sector.

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Leadership Team

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Susan Lyons
Executive Director

Susan is the Principal Consultant for Lyons Assessment Consulting where she works at the intersection of educational measurement and social justice. She partners with clients to provide thought leadership, design systems, lead research, and offer technical advice that leverages the power of assessment to create a more equitable future. Current clients include states, school districts, non-profits, and testing companies. In addition to her consulting work, Susan teaches at Boston College.

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Jenn Dunn
Chief Operating Officer

Jenn is the Chief Assessment and Data Officer at Questar Assessment Inc. where she is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the assessment, psychometrics, data and reporting solutions for the company. Foundational to Jenn's beliefs is the notion that assessment content and data can be used to communicate a compelling, informative and actionable story about students. Drawing on over fifteen years of experience, Jenn is passionate about finding ways in which assessment principles and information can be used to inform educational policies and instructional strategies.

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Fiona Hinds
Chief Strategy Officer

Fiona is the Senior Vice President of Client Services at Cognia. Fiona is an equity advocate with extensive experience in leadership, education management and improvement systems for schools, districts and state education agencies. Her expertise includes school quality, urban education, equity in STEM, and strategic planning. At Cognia, Fiona has been influential in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion as guiding principles in delivery services, including within the assessment division.

Board of Directors

Kadriye Ercikan
Vice President of Research and Measurement Sciences, Educational Testing Service &
Professor Emerita, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Ellen Forte
CEO & Chief Scientist, edCount, LLC.
Jennifer Randall
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Director of Evaluation, Center for Educational Assessment, & Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts
Ye Tong
Vice President of Psychometric and Research Services,
Pearson

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