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Drew H. Gitomer is a Distinguished Researcher at Educational Testing Service and Director, Understanding TeachingQuality Center. His experience in the field of scholarly publication is wide-ranging. Gitomerserved as co-editor of AERA’s peer-reviewed journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis from 2007 to 2009, and also edited the 2008 volume Measurement Issues and Assessment forTeaching Quality. He has served as a reviewer for numerous journals, including two other AERA journals, Educational Researcher and Review of Educational Research. In addition to writing book chapters that relate to teaching, teacher development and assessment, he has been published in scholarly journals, ranging from the Journal of Teacher Education and Journal of Educational Psychology® to the Journal of Educational Measurement and Instructional Science. He frequently is invited to serve on advisory boards and panels, including the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education. Gitomer holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in cognitive psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Thomas Kane is professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a program that partners with states and districts to evaluate innovative policies. From 1995 to 1996, Kane served as the senior staff economist for labor, education, and welfare policy issues within President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. From 1991 through 2000, he was a faculty member at the Kennedy School of Government. Kane has also been a professor of public policy at UCLA and has held visiting fellowships at the Brookings Institution and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Jesse Rothstein is an associate professor of public policy and economics. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2009. He spent the 2009-10 academic year in public service, first as Senior Economist at the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and then as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. Earlier, he was assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley in 2003.

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