Brian Stecher is an adjunct social scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research focuses on measuring educational quality and evaluating education reforms, with a particular emphasis on assessment and accountability systems. During his 25 years at RAND, Dr. Stecher has directed national and state evaluations of No Child Left Behind, mathematics and science systemic reforms, and class size reduction. His work has informed policy at the state and national levels and he has served on expert panels relating to standards, assessments, and accountability for the National Academies. He has published widely in professional journals and is currently a member of the editorial board of Educational Assessment. He received his Ph.D. in eduction from the University of California, Los Angeles.