Neal Kingston

Neal Kingston

Director of AAI
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Neal is the director of the Achievement and Assessment Institute. He also is a professor of psychology and research in education and serves as the co-director of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, both at the University of Kansas.

He started his career as a classroom teacher, worked summers with students with significant cognitive disabilities, and subsequently worked in large-scale assessment for 32 years. He has worked as a psychometrician, test developer, and systems developer. Neal has managed all aspects of the educational testing process for both general and alternate assessments, including as an executive director at Educational Testing Service, associate commissioner for Curriculum and Assessment at the Kentucky Department of Education, senior vice president at Measured Progress, and vice president and general manager at CTB/McGraw-Hill. He has published and presented more than 100 articles, papers, and book chapters on assessment.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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