Dr. Brent Duckor

September 25, 2017

A leading scholar in the field of formative assessment with training in applied psychometrics, Dr. Duckor received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods and Evaluation at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a doctoral fellow with the Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL), a National Science Foundation sponsored project that included preparation for next generation researchers in STEM curriculum and assessment topics in collaboration with UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA and WestEd. His post-doctoral work was at the Berkeley Evaluation Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center where he continues to consult as a Research Scientist. He also holds a Master of International Affairs degree with a Business concentration from Columbia University and a B.A. degree in Politics with Honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Dr. Duckor is currently a Professor at the Lurie College of Education at San José State University, where he teaches in the Department of Teacher Education and the Ed.D. Leadership Program. He has served on state and national boards providing educational assessment and measurement expertise to the California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the California Department of Education, the College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium for the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships in Washington, D.C.

His scholarship informs researchers and practitioners in state, national and international arenas. His scholarship has appeared in Teachers College RecordJournal of Teacher EducationMathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, Journal of Educational Measurement and most recently, the 4th International Encyclopedia of Education.

He lives with his wife, Barbara Nakakihara, spending time between California and Washington State.