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Robert L. Linn, a prominent scholar of educational assessment, died Dec. 8 of natural causes. He was 77.

His death was announced by the education school at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where Linn was a distinguished professor emeritus, and the American Educational Research Association, of which he was a past president.

Linn was also a founding co-director of the National Center on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, and advised numerous national boards and committees. He studied technical and policy issues relating to educational testing, including test bias and the effects of high-stakes testing on teaching and learning.

Vol. 35, Issue 15, Page 5

Published in Print: January 6, 2016, as Obituary
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