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Linda Hansche Despriet


    • Roles: Project Evaluator



BS University of Wisconsin, Madison,1967, Elementary Education
MA University of Wisconsin, Madison,1974, Reading
PhD Georgia State University,1981, Research and Reading
Retired, Project Director, Georgia Assessment Project, Georgia State University
Public School Educator 14 years (Wisconsin and Georgia)
University Research Projects 19 years (GSU)
Consultant 1999 - present 


Elementary Education/Reading
Test Development
Performance Assessment 


Hansche, L. (1999). Handbook for the Development of Performance Standards: Meeting the Requirements of Title I. Council of Chief State School Officers and United States Department of Education.

Engelhard, Jr., G., Hansche, L., and Davies, M. (1999). Evaluating the accuracy of judgements obtained from item review committees. Applied Measurement in Education, Volume 12.

Engelhard, Jr., G., Hansche, L., & Rutledge, K.E. (1990). Accuracy of bias review judges in identifying item functioning on teacher certification tests. Applied Measurement in Education, 3 (4), 347-360.

Hansche, L. (1990). Developing a statewide reading assessment program. In Larry Rudner & Peter Afflerbach,(Eds.) Issues in Statewide Reading Assessment. American Institute for Research, Eric.

Despriet, L.H. (1999, November). Begin at the Beginning . . . Standards for Young Learners. The Education Trust Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Hansche, L., Walkup, H., Hambleton, R., & Redfield, D. (1998, June). Developing Performance Standards for Large-Scale Assessments. Seminar presented at National Conference on Large-Scale Assessment. Colorado Springs, CO.

Hansche, L., Ross, G., & Walkup, H. (1997, October, November, December). Performance Standards Workshop. U. S. Department of Education's Regional Conferences on Improving America's Schools. San Diego, CA; Dallas, TX; Washington, D.C.