About the Publishers:


S. Stuart Flanagan, Ed. D. - is a mathematics educator with substantial experience in research and student testing. Education: Washington and Lee University - BS, University of Virginia - M.Ed., and Ed.D. He served as chair of the math department at St. Christopher's School (grades K-12) in Richmond, Virginia. Thereafter, he was a professor at the College of William and Mary for 30 years teaching mathematics and mathematics education-related courses including research, testing, and curriculum development. He is now Professor Emeritus. During his tenure, he developed test items for several projects at the local and state level, directed several NSF grants, consulted with school divisions statewide, authored numerous articles, and was a senior consultant to CBS Publications for the mathematics series Mathematics Unlimited. Additionally, he was a grader for the ETS Advanced Placement Program. During the late '80s and early '90s, he was known throughout Virginia for his highly successful Literacy Passport Test materials, used extensively throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. These materials, by providing data for each child on every standard, enabled a number of districts to dramatically increase their student-passing rate. The conceptual model for those materials is the basis for the Tests for Higher Standards. Special honors include being the first president of both the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Peninsula Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He also served as president of the Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics and was presented the William C. Lowry Outstanding Mathematics Teacher award. Additionally, he was an E. I. DuPont Fellow at the University of Virginia and was awarded a Shell Merit Scholarship and NSF grant for study and independent research at the University of Virginia. He now works with Dr. Mott in developing high stakes testing and instructional materials.

David E. W. Mott, Ph. D. - by training and work is a psychologist and psychometrician. Education: Vanderbilt University - BA, American University - MA, Virginia Commonwealth University - Ph.D. He worked at the Virginia Department of Education for nearly twenty years within the student testing division. While there, he was Supervisor of Test Development and Virginia State Assessment Program (VSAP) Administrator, among other duties and positions. His activities covered a full range of testing activities: test construction, validation, equating, and utilization. He was involved in test adoption procedures and worked with curriculum development. He was involved with state-wide tests such as: the Basic Learning Skills Tests, the Graduation Competency Tests, the Standards of Learning - Teacher Resource Materials (1st and 2nd editions), the Literacy Passport Tests, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), as well as with VSAP. He was the testing unit's liaison with the computer support group. He is past-president of the Virginia Research Educational Association, and a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education. He also belongs to Phi Delta Kappa and to ASCD. He now works with Dr. Flanagan in developing testing and instructional materials. He also has designed, produces, and offers the Reports Online System (ROS) through ROSworks, LLC - an online scoring, testing and reporting system. ROS is an easy-to-use, intuitive, non-resource-intensive, test- scoring system that features powerful, immediate, and detailed online reports: http://rosworks.com.