Albert E. Beaton

Albert Beaton

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Boston College
Location: Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

Albert Beaton, Professor Emeritus at Boston College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational research and measurement.

Dr. Beaton has been recognized as Professor Emeritus of Boston College since 2005, ending an esteemed career filled with important research and academic achievements. Dr. Beaton began teaching at Boston College in 1960, joining the faculty as a professor of education. He returned to the institution in 1990 in the same role, and from 2002 until his retirement, he was recognized as an Augustus Long Professor of Education. Earlier in his career, Dr. Beaton gained real world experience as the director of the Littauer Statistical Laboratory at Harvard University. In 1964, he joined the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ, where he worked as an adviser of statistics and data analysis and then as a director of the Division of Measurement, Statistics and Data Analysis, Research. He served as Director of Research for the institution from 1981 to 1991.

Dr. Beaton began on his career path by first earning a Bachelor of Science from the State Teacher’s College in Boston in 1955. He continued his studies at Harvard University, receiving a Master of Education in 1956, and a Doctor of Education in 1964. In addition to his primary roles, Dr. Beaton has been a visiting lecturer for a number of universities and institutions around the world. He has lectured and taught at Harvard University and Stanford University in the United States, Nuffic in The Hague, Netherlands; Dublin University, the Educational Research Centre, and Trinity College of the University of Dublin in Ireland. From 1966 to 1978, Dr. Beaton’s served as a consultant for election coverage for NBC, for which he received the Wilcoxon Award from Technometrics, the Senior Scientist Award from the Educational Testing Service, and the Award for Technical Contribution to Educational Measurement from the National Council on Measurement in Education.

Throughout his career, Dr. Beaton has contributed as coauthor for many important works. These include, “Large-Scale Group-Score Assessment in Advancing Human Assessment,” “The NAEP Prime,” “The Impact of TIMSS on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and Science,” “The Benefits and Limitations of International Educational Achievement Studies” and “Science Achievement in the Middle School Years: IEA’s Third International Mathematics and Science Study.” Dr. Beaton has been involved in his professional circles as an honorary member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, as Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the IEA, and as a member of the American Statistical Association, the Psychometric Society, and the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Beaton is proud of the work and data he has contributed to the field, and that he has served as an example to his students.

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