Madhabi Chatterji, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she founded and directs the Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative (www.tc.edu/aeri). Chatterji’s interests lie broadly in assessment-evaluation methodology, instrument design and validation, and evidence-based policies in education and the health fields. A Fulbright Research Scholar, she is also interested in educational quality, access and gender equity issues in South Asia. Chatterji has taught graduate-level methodological courses at TC for over a decade, and authored over 40 refereed articles/chapters, a textbook in assessment design, and numerous technical reports, policy briefs and manuals over her career. Most recently, she edited the volume, Validity and Test Use: An International Dialogue on Educational Assessment, Accountability and Equity (in press, Emerald Publishing, U.K.), and a companion Special Issue of the Teachers College Record (2013). Chatterji’s earlier work received recognitions from the American Educational Research Association (2004; 2006) and the Florida Educational Research Association (1995). She is a fellow at NEPC, and looks forward to productive partnerships between AERI and NEPC in future.