Dr. Marianne Perie brings 20 years of experience and expertise in K–12 assessment, accountability systems, test validity evaluation and performance standards to CAARD. She has extensive experience providing technical assistance and assisting states in developing valid, reliable and equitable assessments and accountability systems. She has expertise in setting performance standards and has provided technical advice to several states and consortia. She also has taught courses and written extensively on standard setting and has considerable expertise in validity evaluation. Perie has been working to develop strong validity arguments for alternate assessments and has provided several technical assistance workshops to states through the U.S. Department of Education. She is a former director of AAI's Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation.