CRESSTCON 2018: Xin Tao to Deliver Robert L. Linn Lecture, Oct. 2

Expert on educational assessment and equity from Beijing Normal University helped to design China’s National Assessment of Education Quality.

Professor Xin Tao, one of the foremost educational assessment and policy researchers in China, will deliver the 2018 Robert L. Linn Lecture at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center as the culminating event of CRESSTCON 2018. Xin played a major role in designing the National Assessment of Education Quality – colloquially referred to as NAEP’s Chinese cousin in the assessment research community. Xin has been in the leadership position of the Collaborative Innovation Center of Assessment toward Basic Education Quality, located at Beijing Normal University.

The Robert L. Linn Lecture Award was named in honor of Robert “Bob” Linn who was an inspirational leader in the field of measurement and policy and professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and UCLA/CRESST for more than 40 years. The lecture, held alternately in Boulder and Los Angeles, was created by Linn’s spouse Joyce Linn to honor early or midcareer scholars who exemplify insightful and interdisciplinary contributions to educational measurement and policy.

In this lecture, which is free and open to the public, Professor Xin will discuss the development of modern educational assessment in China, the implementation of large-scale assessment studies in support of educational reform, and policy research to bridge the equity, access, and achievement gap as the country’s economy further advances into the 21st century.

“Learning Together: Building Partnerships to Accelerate Excellence and Equity” is this year’s CRESSTCON theme. The conference will engage and connect an unparalleled group of leaders in the fields of educational technology, policy, and economics to participate in discussions on the latest global trends and opportunities in education.

For more information about the Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Award, visit this link.

To learn more about CRESSTCON’18, visit this link.