Heather M. Buzick is a senior research scientist in the Research & Development division at ETS. She earned a Ph.D. in measurement, statistics, and evaluation from the University of Maryland and also holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on validity and fairness in measurement and assessment. Much of her work involves planning, designing and carrying out research studies using data from large-scale assessments in both K–12 and higher education. She is particularly interested in assessment and academic outcomes for underserved populations, which includes students with disabilities, English learners, and prospective teachers of color.
Buzick has served as a principal review panel member for scientific peer review of grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. She has been actively involved in the National Council on Measurement in Education, including past roles as the Training and Professional Development Committee chair and the Annual Meeting Review lead for the topic area, Meeting the Assessment Needs of All Students, and editor of the quarterly newsletter. She is a regular reviewer for several academic journals, including Applied Measurement in Education and Educational Assessment, and an associate editor for the ETS Research Report series and the ETS Research & Development division’s technical review process. She regularly reviews proposals for the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo and the American Education Research Association and the National Council on Measurement Education annual meetings.