2004 Jason Millman Scholar
Peter Airasian is a professor of education in the Educational Research Department of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. His main responsibility is instructing pre- and in-service teachers in classroom assessment. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Harvard College. He undertook graduate studies at the University of Chicago and attained his Ph.D. in evaluation and assessment there. In addition to his work in higher education, he has also taught high school chemistry and biology.
Dr. Airasian is the author of Ordering Theory and Methods (with W. Bart and D. Krus, 1975), Minimal Competency Testing (1979, with G. Madaus and J. Pendulla); Classroom Assessment, Concepts & Applications (fifth edition, 1997), Assessment in the Classroom (second edition, 1996) Education Research: Competencies for Analysis & Application (seventh edition, with Lorrie Gay, 2002), Teacher Self- Evaluation Tool Kit (with Arlen Gullickson, 1997), and School Effectiveness: A Reassessment of the Evidence (with G. Madaus and T. Kellaghan, 1980). Dr. Airasian is extensively published in juried journals, mainly on the topic of classroom assessment, and has numerous papers to his credit in the field of educational evaluation.
Peter Airasian received the Jason Millman Award at the National Evaluation Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.