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McGraw-Hill Appoints Dr. Craig Mills as Vice President of Research for CTB/McGraw-Hill

Mills brings extensive assessment, psychometrical and digital expertise to lead company’s growth and innovation in the educational testing market

MONTEREY, CALIF. – March 26, 2014 – CTB/McGraw-Hill, one of the nation’s leading educational assessment partners, today announced that it has appointed Craig Mills, Ed.D., as vice president of Research. Dr. Mills will lead CTB’s research activities and oversee more than 55 research professionals, psychometricians, statisticians, and educational measurement specialists. As a leader in the field of psychometrics and an executive with more than 25 years of experience leading assessment programs such as the CPA Exam and GRE®, Dr. Mills will be instrumental in advancing CTB’s contributions to the field of educational measurement and deepening its online and adaptive testing capabilities.

“Dr. Craig Mills is a true leader and innovator in the field of educational assessment,” said Ellen Haley, president of CTB/McGraw-Hill. ”We look forward to his leadership and expertise, which I am confident will take us to an even greater level of quality and excellence in assessment.”

Dr. Mills’ appointment comes as McGraw-Hill continues its transformation as a leader in digital learning and assessment and its growth as a standalone, global company. As the company’s educational testing division and an industry leader, CTB/McGraw-Hill has achieved a number of important milestones in recent months and years:

Development of Common Core assessments for multiple consortia

Partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to administer the OECD Test for Schools through 2015

Development of the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC test), a new high school equivalency exam that offers a high-quality, affordable alternative to the GED

Introduction of hundreds of new features to its flagship benchmark assessment solution Acuity, including an all-new user interface, new performance tasks and instructional resources

Before joining CTB, Dr. Mills served as strategic measurement advisor and vice president of Examinations for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He was responsible for the transition of the Uniform CPA Examination from pencil-and-paper to computer administration and the incorporation of cutting-edge, performance-based simulations into the CPA Exam. Prior to that, Craig directed the computerization of the GRE, the first high stakes admissions program to implement computer-based testing, for ETS, where he worked for more than 14 years. Craig has published and presented nationally and internationally on a number of measurement topics, including contributing to the first guidelines for computer adaptive testing issued by the American Council on Education in 1995 and co-editing the book “Computer-Based Testing: Building the Foundation for Future Assessments” in 2002.

Dr. Mills received his doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and started his assessment career at the Louisiana Department of Education as a psychometrician. In 2008, he received an Award of Distinction from the University of Massachusetts and was named to the school of education’s list of “10 Most Influential Graduates in 100 Years.”

About CTB/McGraw-Hill

CTB/McGraw-Hill, a division of McGraw-Hill, has an 85-year record of innovation and excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and in 49 countries. One of the first American publishers to introduce objective, standardized achievement tests to schools, today CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment. Dedicated to advancing the use of student performance data to inform instructional decision making, CTB/McGraw-Hill's innovation continues today with technologies that include Web-based assessment and reporting, student response device software, and artificial intelligence for automated scoring of student essays. 

Tyler Reed
McGraw Hill
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