Melinda Montgomery, PhD

Manager, Psychometric Solutions

Melinda Montgomery leads the team conducting psychometric work for the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) and the statistical analysis team. Her research interests include automated scoring, psychometric modeling, and computer adaptive testing (CAT). She has extensive experience conducting psychometric analyses for large scale assessments, utilizing CAT, and developing automated essay scoring systems. Prior to joining NWEA in 2020, Dr. Montgomery worked for the College Board as a psychometrician on their ACCUPLACER, CLEP, and SAT suite of assessments, as well as leading research into automated essay scoring. Dr. Montgomery holds a doctorate in educational psychology and research and an MA in mathematics from the University of Kansas.