Kristine David

Kristine David
  • Test Development Contract Lead


Kristine David, Ph.D., is experienced in the design, development, implementation, and scoring of large-scale accountability assessments for multiple states. She supports the United States Education Department (USED) as a peer reviewer of state assessment programs.

David is a Test Development Contract Lead at Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS), a research center at the University of Kansas with more than 150 staff and more than $20M in annual revenues.

She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and an Institutional Research Certificate from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. David previously served as the Assistant Director of Assessment at the Indiana Department of Education.


Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Cognate: Research Methods and Statistics, Ball State University

Selected Publications

Davidson, A.H., David, K.A., Christmus, J. (2021). Connecting Claims and Outcomes: Applying Accessibility Criteria to Alternate Assessments. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 21(9), 254-268. 

David, K. A., & Marchant, G. J. (2015). Achievement gaps in the United States: Over time and interactions. International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, 22(4), 1-15.  

Marchant, G. J., David, K.A., Rodgers, D., & German, R.L. (2015). Feature article: State teacher evaluation and teacher education. The Teacher Educator, 50, 89-108. 

Ravitch, D., Marchant, G. J., & David, K. A. (2014). Feature article: The leader of the resistance: An interview with Diane Ravitch. The Teacher Educator, 49, 166-174.

Selected Presentations

Davidson, A., David, K. (2021, June). What’s a Fair Test? Past, Present and Future of Fair and Equitable State Assessments. National Conference on Student Assessment, Minneapolis, MN. (Virtual Conference). 

David, K., Moreno, L., Bennett, T., & Perie, M. (2021, June). Alternate Assessments: Current Landscape, Looking Toward the Horizon. National Conference on Student Assessment, Minneapolis, MN. (Virtual Conference). 

David, K., Laraway, K., Bennett, T., & Perie, M. (2020, June). High Quality Assessments for All Students. National Conference on Student Assessment, Denver, CO. (Conference Canceled) 

Thurlow, M., David, K., Ahumada, A., & Davidson, A. (2019, June). Accessible Assessments: Building on Best Practice and Experience in Indiana and the Multi-State Alternate Assessment. National Conference on Student Assessment, Orlando, FL.

Davidson, A., David, K., Christmus, J. (2021, April). Applied Accessibility Design Criteria in Alternate Assessments: Connecting Claims and Outcomes. AERA Annual Meeting, (Virtual Conference).

David, K., & Davidson, A. (2020, April). Coherence of Accessibility Design: Alternate Assessment Design and Resulting Item Characteristics [Roundtable Session] AERA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Conference Canceled) 

Marchant, G. J., David, K., & Bacos, T. (2016, April). Political Party and Educational Researcher Support for Educational Policies. AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

David, K., & Sanders, A. (2017, January). Co-teaching Model from the Preservice Teacher Perspective: A Phenomenological Case Study.  29th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 

David, K. (July, 2020). Purpose of Assessment: Understanding Validity and Reliability. Summer 2020 Assessment Literacy Conference. Indianapolis, IN. Virtual Conference. 

David, K. (November, 2019). Assessment Development- An Interactive Journey. Fall 2019 Assessment Literacy Conference. Indianapolis, IN & Muncie, IN. 

David, K., & Stallings, L. (September, 2019). Data-Informed Persons Making Data-Informed Decisions. Innovation Summit for Muncie Community Schools, Muncie, IN. 

David, K. (November, 2018). Appropriate Uses of Assessment Data: Data-Informed Persons Making Data-Informed Decisions. Indiana Association of School Principals, Indianapolis, IN. 

David, K., & Mocas, J. (November, 2018). ICTM: ILEARN Mathematics. 2018 Fall Conference Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN. 

David, K., & Thompson, E. (September, 2018). ILEARN: Writing. Indiana Teachers of Writing Fall 2018 Conference, Indianapolis, IN. 

David, K. (August, 2017). Change is Coming. K-8 Computer Science Conference, University of Indianapolis, IN.


  • American Educational Research Association