Author: Rick Stiggins

Rick Stiggins is a 1968 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, holds a master’s degree from Springfield College, and a PhD from Michigan State in educational measurement. After serving on the faculty of education at the University of Minnesota, he also acted as director of test development at the ACT® and on the senior research staff of the Northwest Regional Lab in Portland, OR. Rick founded the Assessment Training Institute (ATI) in 1992 to fulfill the mission of providing teachers and school leaders with the assessment literacy they need to fulfill their rapidly evolving assessment responsibilities. Rick has authored dozens of articles, books, and training programs, all of which promote the sound assessment practices from the classroom to the boardroom. For three decades, Rick and the ATI team have developed and refined innovative approaches to helping practitioners assess accurately and use the classroom assessment process productively to support, not merely monitor, student learning. The ATI learning team approach to in-service assessment training has been used productively across the U.S., Canada, and around the world.