Alaina Giesbrecht, Ma

Office of Educational Assessment
University of Washington
Box 355837
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-9983 - Voice
(206) 543-5706 - Fax
alainadg@u.washington.edu

Resume (375K PDF*)

Alaina is the manager of the Academic Placement Testing Program (APTP). Alaina organizes the administration of approximately 11,000 Math Placement Tests annually in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. Additionally, Alaina works with Washington community and technical colleges to evaluate scenarios for placement test integration with APTP, and is managing APTP's transition from a home-grown operation to a program under both legislative and public scrutiny while developing procedures and materials that provide a means to demonstrate fiscal and statistical accountability. Alaina also manages the University of Washington Testing Center, where she schedules, administers, and scores a variety of math, foreign language, ESL, and distance education exams.

Alaina earned her B.A. in English and Spanish from Salem College in North Carolina, and her M.A. in English from Simmons College in Boston. She joined the Office of Educational Assessment in 2001.

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