About the Author
Sam Sellar, PhD, is Reader in Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and a member of the Board of Directors for the Laboratory of International Assessment Studies. Sam has studied school systems in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to explore how educational data shape policy and practice in schools. Greg Thompson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Education Research at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His research focuses on educational theory, education policy, and the philosophy/sociology of education assessment and measurement with a particular emphasis on large-scale testing. David Rutkowski, PhD, is Professor of Educational Measurement at the Center for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo, Norway. His research is focused in the area of educational policy and international large-scale assessment. David C. Berliner, PhD, is Regents' Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, the International Academy of Education, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). Pasi Sahlberg, PhD, is the author of the bestseller Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (Teachers College Press, 2015) and numerous professional articles and book chapters. He is former Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) at Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki and a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in Cambridge.