Catherine L. Horn

Catherine L. Horn
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies,
University of Huston

Catherine L. Horn is chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Houston. Dr. Horn is also executive director of the Institute for Educational Policy Research and Evaluation, which engages in evaluation of P-20 educational policy initiatives and translates research into evidence-based practice for decision makers, paying particular attention to the needs of historically underserved populations. Dr. Horn is also the program coordinator for the Higher Education and Cultural Studies Program and has served as a research consultant on educational policy and higher education for numerous research institutions and organizations, including the World Bank. Her scholarship focuses on the systemic influences of secondary and postsecondary testing and related policies on the learning trajectories of students. She currently serves as the associate editor of the Review of Higher Education. Prior to joining the University of Houston, she worked as a research associate for The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University; Senior Research Associate for the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy's National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy at Boston College. She holds a Ph.D. in educational research, measurement, and evaluation from Boston College.


Publications by Catherine L. Horn
Like most other universities in the country, the University of California (UC) requires that students submit scores from either the SAT or ACT exams as part of their application package. These tests have their origins in the efforts of a handful of…