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Carol S. Parke Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Carol S. Parke, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Duquesne University, teaching statistics, research, and measurement courses in masters and doctoral programs in the School of Education. She has a Ph.D. in Research Methodology and an M.A. in Mathematics/Statistics from the University of Pittsburgh as well as a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Parke’s 20 years of research ranges from the design and analysis of large-scale, long-term state and national assessment projects to working intimately with teachers in the classroom to show them how to collect and use data to make decisions and real-time, real-world improvement. Her work has appeared in research and practitioner journals in measurement, assessment, mathematics education, and statistics and includes “Using Assessment to Improve Middle-Grades Mathematics Teaching and Learning,” a book for teachers on using performance assessment in mathematics classrooms.