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 Thomas Guskey

Professor of Educational Psychology

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Kentucky
307 Dickey Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0017


Research Interests

Thomas Guskey (vita in Word) is a graduate of the University of Chicago's renowned Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis (MESA) Program.  His research and writing focus primarily on professional development and teacher change, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, program evaluation, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.  He served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, on the Task Force to develop the National Standards for Staff Development, and recently was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, one of the Association's highest honors.  Dr. Guskey's publications include 18 books, 36 book chapters, and over 200 journal articles and professional papers.  His most recent books include Developing Standards-Based Report Cards (Corwin, 2010), Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading (Corwin, 2009), The Principal as Assessment Leader (Solution Tree, 2009), The Teacher as Assessment Leader (Solution Tree, 2009), Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).  His course offerings center on research and evaluation design, quantitative analysis techniques, and educational reform and change.  Dr. Guskey holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Boston College, and a B.A. in Physics from Thiel College.                                                                                                                                                   Email:<>