Wayne J. Camara is Vice President for Research & Development at the College Board, where he is responsible for managing research and assessment development, including policy research, for the SAT, the Advanced Placement Program and other assessments. Camara oversees a staff of 70 researchers, psychometricians and content specialists, as well as directs research, analysis and test development activities.
Before joining the College Board in 1994, Camara served as Assistant Executive Director of Science for the APA. While there, he directed governance and scientific involvement in policy and federal advocacy initiatives in behavioral science research. He also directed the revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, and in 2006, was appointed as Chair of the AERA/APA/NCME management committee overseeing the Standards and subsequent revisions. In addition, he has been a frequent presenter at national conferences on industrial psychology, educational research and assessment.
Camara's principal areas of research are standards and professional practice in testing, as well as legal and regulatory issues relating to assessment, test validity and public-policy issues concerning assessment. He also has served as an expert witness in testing cases.
He is President of NCME, and is past chair and current treasurer of the Association of Test Publishers. Camara also was President of APA's Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement & Statistics). He has served on numerous scientific and technical groups for organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense's Technical Advisory Committee.