Educational Testing Service

March 01, 2011 12:53 ET

Scott G. Paris Appointed Vice President of Research at ETS

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Dr. Scott G. Paris has been appointed Vice President of Research within Educational Testing Service's Research & Development Division. Paris is currently Professor and Head of the Centre for Research on Pedagogy and Practice at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.

As Vice President of Research, Paris will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction for assessment research and capability development. He will provide strategic, tactical and financial oversight of all functional areas within the Foundational & Validity Research and the Research Applications & Development areas of the division. He will report to R&D Senior Vice President Ida Lawrence.

"We are extremely pleased that Dr. Paris is coming to ETS R&D," said ETS President and CEO Kurt Landgraf. "His demonstrated leadership in cognitive development and reading will be key in helping us meet our mission goals."

From 1979-2009, Paris was a member of the Department of Psychology and School of Education at the University of Michigan. He served as Chair of the Graduate Program in Psychology from 2001-2007. His research has focused on cognitive development, reading, assessment, metacognition, learning in museums, and self-regulated learning.

He has published 12 books and written more than 130 book chapters and research articles. Paris received awards for Outstanding Undergraduate teaching in 1993, 1995, and 1997. In 2008, he received the Oscar Causey research award from the National Reading Conference, the Albert Harris research award from the International Reading Association (IRA); in 2009, he was elected to the IRA Reading Hall of Fame.

Dr. Paris is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Society for Research in Child Development, and the American Educational Research Association. He has been a member of the editorial boards of 14 journals, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Educational Psychologist, Reading Research Quarterly, and Cognition and Instruction.

"I am very pleased that a scholar with Scott's vision and expertise is joining the senior leadership team of R&D," added Lawrence. "As we work to create a next generation of research to improve assessment in areas such as English-language learning, higher education, and teacher testing, Scott's experience will be invaluable."

Dr. Paris joins ETS full-time on May 1, 2011.

About ETS
ETS is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English-language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

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