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CRESST conducts research that improves assessment, evaluation, technology, and learning.
Senior Research Scientist
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As a Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Alan Koenig’s expertise is in the design and application of innovative uses of technology in instructional settings, particularly in the field of automated assessment within computer-based games and simulations. Since 2007, Dr. Koenig has managed the development of multiple simulation-based research projects involving the automated assessment of cognitively complex tasks and decision-making skills, with applications spanning a variety of domains including medical training, fire-fighting, electronics troubleshooting, teacher training, Navy tactical decision making, and Navy conning officer shiphandling training. In addition, Dr. Koenig has served as the lead software project manager for several technology-focused efforts for high-stakes K-12 assessment systems, including the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and ELPA21, whose solutions featured the development of RESTful web APIs for vendor assessment delivery system compliance, prototype development of assessment delivery frameworks, and database design and development. Dr. Koenig has also served key roles in assessment system infrastructure development, including the building of web applications and APIs to support assessment data aggregation and analyses. Dr. Koenig is currently lending his technical expertise to the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), where he is working on the development of innovative tools to support automated data analyses and report-generation. Dr. Koenig holds a PhD in Educational Technology, a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and a BA in Economics.