The People of CRESST

CRESST conducts research that improves assessment, evaluation, technology, and learning.

Eva Baker

Founding Director and Distinguished Research Professor

Phone: 310-206-1530
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Eva L. Baker is a Distinguished Research Professor in the divisions of Psychological Studies in Education and Social Research Methodology at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and has directed the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE) since 1975. She is also Founding Director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), a competitively awarded national institution funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Baker is a member of the National Academy of Education and a recipient of the 2007 ETS Henry Chauncey Award for Distinguished Service to Assessment and Educational Science. She was a congressionally appointed member of the National Council on Education Standards and Testing, and chair of the Board on Testing and Assessment, National Research Council, and The National Academies (2000-2004). Dr. Baker is a former president of the American Educational Research Association (2006-2007), former president of the Educational Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and a former editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. She was co-chair of the committee to revise the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999). She has an extensive bibliography.

Dr. Baker’s research is focused on the integration of instruction and measurement, including design and empirical validation of principles for developing instructional systems, and new measures of complex human performance. She is presently involved in the design of technologically sophisticated testing and evaluation systems of assessment in large-scale environments for both military and civilian education.