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Michael T. Nettles

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Michael T. Nettles

Michael T. Nettles is Senior Vice President and the Edmund W. Gordon Chair for Policy Evaluation and Research at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. 

He has a national reputation as a policy researcher on educational assessment, student performance and achievement, educational equity, and higher education finance policy. Nettles’ publications reflect his broad interest in public policy, student and faculty access, opportunity, achievement and assessment at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels.

His current professional activities include serving on two National Research Council boards: the Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA) and the Board on Higher Education and the Workforce (BHEW). Dr. Nettles is a member of the Bank Street College of Education Board of Trustees.  He also serves on the Board of the NSF sponsored Center on Research on Teaching and Learning (CRTL); the Joint Advisory Board for Education Research Centers in the state of Texas; the Board of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice (CERPP) at the University of Southern California; the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. (NCIEA); Harvard University Medical School Advisory Committee on Diversity, the International Advisory Panel on Assessment (IAP) for the Human Science Research Council of the Republic of South Africa and the Advisory Board of the Community Links Foundation.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Tennessee, master’s degrees in political science and in higher education, and a Ph.D. in education, at Iowa State University.