Kari Hodge, PhD

Kari Hodge manages the MAP Reading Fluency psychometric solutions team at NWEA. Her research interests include Rasch models, small sample equating, standard setting, and using psychometrics for data-driven decision making. Dr. Hodge has authored four book chapters and published more than 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Applied Measurement, Journal of Applied Testing Technology, and Educational and Psychological Measurement. Prior to joining NWEA, Dr. Hodge was an educator for more than 10 years with experience teaching elementary through doctoral-level courses. She brings to NWEA over 15 years of assessment development and psychometric experience. Dr. Hodge holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from Baylor University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in education and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.