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Deborah Bennett

Associate Professor
Department of Educational Studies


Educational assessment
Program evaluation: theory and practice
School psychology


Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1986, School Psychology
M.S. University of Hawaii, 1978, Educational Psychology
B.S. Cornell University, 1976, Human Development

Selected Publications

  • Bennett, D., Zentall, S., Giorgetti, K. & French, B. (2006). Computer-administered choice and modality of math instruction for students with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Disorders, 31, 189-203.
  • Dyehouse, M. & Bennett, D.E. (2006). A profile analysis of ratings on a statewide alternate assessment, Assessment for Effective Intervention. 31, 11-31.
  • Pistilli, M., Taub, D.J., & Bennett, D.E. (2004). Development of the Senior Concerns Survey: An exploratory factor analysis, The Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
  • Bennett, D.E., Arvidson, H.H., & Giorgetti, K. (2004). Development of an integrated computer-based assessment system for early childhood programs, Assessment for Effective Intervention, 29, 1-16.
  • French, B., Zentall, S.N., & Bennett, D.E. (2003). Working memory and ADHD strategy instruction and recall, Learning and Individual Differences, 13, 205-225.
  • Bennett, D.E., & Davis, M.A. (2001). The development of an alternate assessment system for students with significant disabilities, Assessment for Effective Intervention, 26, 15-34.
  • Bennett, D.E., & Miller, S.A. (2000). Electronic educational data security: System analysis and teacher training, Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 29, 3-20.
  • Wongwiwatthanuanukit, S., Bennett, D., & Popovich, N. (2000). Assessing pharmacy student knowledge on multiple-choice examinations using partial-credit scoring of combined-response multiple-choice items, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 64, 25-34.


2003 - Present Faculty Fellow, Discovery Learning Center, Purdue University
2003-Present Director, Assessment Research Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2003-Present Associate Professor, Educational Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1997-2003 Assistant Professor, Educational Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1995-1997 Visiting Professor, Educational Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1994-1995 Assistant Professor, School Psychology, Western Michigan University
1991-1994 Adjunct Professor, School Psychology, Michigan State University
School Psychologist, Lansing School District, Lansing, MI


EDPS 591N Assessment Literacy for Educators
EDPS 591E Assessment in Student Affairs
EDPS 591S Intellectual Assessment (Children)
EDPS 531 Introduction to Educational Measurement & Evaluation
EDPS 532 Measuring Educational Achievement
EDPS 609 Program Development and Evaluation
EDPS 361 Assessement Techniques
EDPS 364 Assessment Practicum
EDPS 563 Identification and Evaluation of Special Populations