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David Berliner
David Berliner

High-stakes testing expert speaks Jan. 15 at UTSA

By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist

(Jan. 14, 2009)--The UTSA College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will present David Berliner, Regents Professor of Education at Arizona State University, speaking on "The Effects of High-Stakes Testing on Schooling, Teaching, American Culture and Our Economic Future" at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 15 in the Buena Vista Street Building Room 1.326, Downtown Campus, and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.38), 1604 Campus.

Free and open to the public, the talks are the inaugural events in the COEHD Dean's Lecture Series.

In 2008, Berliner teamed with UTSA COEHD Assistant Professor Sharon Nichols to co-author the book, "Collateral Damage," which analyzes the corruption of professional educators through high-stakes testing.

An international educator, Berliner has taught at the University of Arizona, the University of Massachusetts, Teacher College, Stanford University and at universities in Australia, The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.

Author of more than 200 articles and books, Berliner is a member of the National Academy of Education, a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and former president of the American Educational Research Association.

He received a doctoral degree in educational psychology from Stanford University, a master's degree in psychology from Los Angeles State College and a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA.

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development is the leading provider of educators in the San Antonio area and one of the largest in Texas. It is ranked third in the United States as a producer of teacher education degrees for Hispanics.

COEHD graduates are known for their strong preparation; their success in state licensing exams puts UTSA in the top tier of institutional performance on accountability measures for Texas. The college offers six undergraduate, seven master's and four doctoral degrees.

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