Princiapl Research Scientist,
Educational Testing Service
Courtney Bell is principal research scientist in the Global Assessment Center of the Educational Testing Service. A former high school science teacher and teacher educator, her work focuses on how measures of teaching are understood and used in research, policy, and practice communities. She also studies indicators of teaching quality, how administrators learn to use a high stakes observation protocol, how measures of teaching compare across countries, and the ways in which observation protocols capture high quality teaching for students with special needs. Bell received her PhD from Michigan State University in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy.