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James Wollack

James Wollack

Expert on test security/cheating/academic misconduct, test development, placement testing, and educational measurement

Associate professor, educational psychology; director, Testing and Evaluation Services, UW Center for Placement Testing School of Education Work: 608-262-5863 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Test security, including cheating detection, preventing cheating and designing test security systems
  • Test development, including item writing, test validation, item bias, item analysis, scoring/grading, test equating
  • Item response modeling, including item response theory and classical test theory
  • University-level placement testing, particularly throughout UW-System


  • Fellow, UW Teaching Academy
  • Editor, "Handbook of Test Security" (in development)
  • President & Program Chair of the Measurement Services Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association