- Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1967
- M.A., Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1965
- B.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles, 1963
Teaching and Research Interests
Her research focus is the integration of instruction and measurement, including design and empirical validation of principles for developing instructional systems, and new measures of complex human performance. She is presently involved in the design of technologically sophisticated testing and evaluation systems of assessment in large-scale environments for both military and civilian education. Professor Baker is involved in international, national, and state policy deliberations on assessment. She is the 2010 President of the World Educational Research Association, and was President of the American Educational Research Association in 2007. She is a member of the National Academy of Education. Dr. Baker co-chaired the committee that produced Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing published in 1999. She directs UCLA's Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE), and directs the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), a project of which is the Center for Advanced Technology in Schools (CATS).
Peterson, P., Baker, E., & McGaw, B. (Editors-in-Chief). (2010). International encyclopedia of education, 3rd edition. Kidlington, Oxford, UK: Elsevier, Academic Press.
Baker, E. L. (2009). The influence of learning research on the design and use of assessment. In K. A. Ericsson (Ed.), Development of professional expertise: Toward measurement of expert performance and design of optimal learning environments (pp. 333-355). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Baker, E. L. (2008). Learning and assessment in an accountability context. In K. E. Ryan & L. A. Shepard (Eds.), The future of test-based educational accountability (pp. 277-291). New York: Routledge.
Baker, E. L. (2007). Principles for scaling up: Choosing, measuring effects, and promoting the widespread use of educational innovation. In B. Schneider & S.-K. McDonald (Eds.), Scale-up in education: Ideas in principle (Vol. 1, pp. 37-54). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Baker, E. L. (2005). Technology and effective assessment systems. In J. L. Herman & E. H. Haertel (Eds.), Uses and misuses of data for educational accountability and improvement (NSSE Yearbook, Vol. 104, Part 2, pp. 358-378). Chicago: National Society for the Study of Education. Distributed by Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA.