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Jeff A. Barker

  • Associate Director, Georgia Center for Assessment

  • Senior Research Scientist, Department of Educational Psychology (Quantitative Methodology)

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Office Location

112 Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Learning
  • Assessment
  • Assessment Development
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Policy
  • Curriculum

Research Interests

  • Assessment Development
  • Simulation and Technology Enhanced Assessment
  • Automated Scoring
  • Professional Development
  • Teaching and Learning

Research Summary

Dr. Barker's research activities focus on developing valid and reliable formative and summative assessments. Four areas in which he has conducted research are (1) formative instructional assessment and practices, (2) item writing and development, (3) simulation and technology enhanced assessments, and (4) professional development to support educators in developing appropriate classroom assessments and analyzing/interpreting the data to improve instruction and student learning.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Teaching and Learning Georgia State University 2003
EdS Administration and Supervision Georgia State University 1996
MEd Administration and Supervision Georgia State University 1994
MEd Middle Grades Education University of West Georgia 1992
BS Public and Urban Affairs Georgia State University 1986
Certification Valdosta State University ESOL/EL Learners 2006