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Testing Industry Honors GMAC Research VP Larry Rudner

In selecting Rudner, ATP honors his contributions to the testing industry, which include the development and refinement of techniques and tools used to design and create examinations for admissions, certification, and licensure. He also designed several widely used software packages, including a system for test-question calibration and another for managing meta-analytic research studies.

“Larry’s many accomplishments and contributions distinguish him as a leader in the standardized testing community,” said Peg Jobst, senior vice president of GMAC services. “We are very proud and excited that he has been recognized by ATP as one of our industry’s brightest stars.”

Rudner has published extensively in both technical and applied journals, providing a widely respected platform for others in the testing industry to expand on and help broaden the public’s understanding of measurement concepts. He founded the leading testing industry journal, Practical Assessment Research and Evaluation, and directed the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation for 18 years. In addition, Rudner is the author and co-editor of several books about testing.

In his role at GMAC, Rudner leads a team of psychometricians, statisticians, and survey experts that oversees the development of all aspects of the GMAT exam and ensures the exam’s consistent validity for predicting academic performance. He also supervises GMAC’s comprehensive survey research program, which provides intelligence about management education to business schools, the media, and the general public.
“The ATP Career Achievement Award honors individuals who have made sustained and positive contributions to the field of testing and measurement through research, publications, presentations, professional activities, technology, conceptualizations, or theoretical contributions over a career. The 2009 ATP Awards committee felt that Dr. Rudner best exemplified the requirements for this important award,” says ATP CEO William G. Harris.

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