Carolyn Grim Fidelman, Ph.D.
Education Statistician for Sample Studies at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), one of four centers at the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington DC.
Program Officer for the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017 (MGLS:2017).
Provides technical advice on NCES studies in the areas of cognitive assessments, multilingual data collection issues, and statistical approaches to data analysis. Expertise in the areas of psychometrics, measurement and statistical research methods, and language testing is also applied to e.g. the second cohort Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, ECLS-K: 2011, NHES (The National Household Education Survey), and the High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS:2009).
Dr. Fidelman holds a B.A. in French from the University of Georgia, a M.Ed. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Georgia, an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Interactive Technology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from Boston College. She has conducted several evaluations for U. S. Department of Education sponsored projects. She was the Principal Investigator on two three-year U.S. Department of Education projects to develop and implement materials for the teaching of cross-cultural and nonverbal communication skills in French, Spanish and German.
In her previous position at the Center for Applied Linguistics, Dr. Fidelman provided quantitative and psychometric services in CAL’s Language Testing Division. She has assisted in the psychometric analyses, preparation of technical documentation and review of data techniques used in the Annual Technical Report of ACCESS for ELLs® and led development of a Department of Defense language aptitude screener (Pre-DLAB) administered to all military recruits and participated in exploratory research on the CAL/CASL/DoD project to measure high level language aptitude (Hi-LAB).
Dr. Fidelman teaches graduate-level courses in measurement at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Carolyn Grim Fidelman
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