André is an interdisciplinary scholar, practitioner, and teacher who has dedicated his professional career to translating complex scientific findings in educational measurement and related fields into frameworks, guidelines, and other learning resources for applied colleagues. He has experience in academia, industry, and the K-12 sector. Specifically, he worked over 10 years in academic institutions in Canada, Germany, and the United States - including as a tenured associate professor - followed by over 6 years in the professional testing industry and more than a year at a charter school network in NYC.

André is interested in helping clients articulate, navigate, and document conceptual design decisions and associated validity arguments for balanced assessment systems with a particular emphasis on innovative assessment components. Owing to his experience as a teacher of graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines he also enjoys tremendously professional development efforts around measurement and assessment issues that empower practitioners to change their mindsets and practices. He recently completed a six-year appointment as the lead developer / editor for the ITEMS professional development portal by NCME, for which he has curated, developed, and produced open-source digital training modules in educational measurement and assessment with established professionals in the field.

André has published different types of research across professional genres in peer-reviewed journals in the field, which includes thoughtful editorial work for books and special issues. His most comprehensive professional resources include the Handbook of Automated Scoring for Routledge / CRC Press with Duanli Yan and Peter Foltz (2020), the Handbook of Cognition and Assessment for Wiley-Blackwell with Jackie Leighton (2016), and the book Diagnostic Measurement for Guilford Press with Jonathan Templin and Bob Henson (2010). He has received awards for the two latter volumes from AERA Division D and the SIG Cognition and Assessment.

Blog Posts Authored by André A. Rupp

Leveraging toolkits and materials for new educational assessment and accountability purposes.

Finding the Right Mix

Adapting Toolkits to Support Assessment System Audits Many local and state education agencies strive to develop assessment systems that can be considered “balanced” along a variety of design dimen…

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