Robert L. Linn is retired professor of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Co-director of CRESST. Receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a specialization in psychometrics in 1965, Dr. Linn has published over 150 articles dealing with a wide range of theoretical and practical issues in educational measurement. He has served as president of the National Council on Measurement in education, President of the division of Evaluation and Measurement of the American Psychological Association, and Vice president of the American Educational Research Association for the Division of Measurement and Research Methodology.
Among the many honors Dr. Linn has received for his contributions to educational measurement are the E. L. Thorndike Award in 1992, the E. F. Lindquist Award in 1993, and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Educational Research in 1997.
Dr. Linn has participated in the development of Standards; he was chair of the Writing Task Force for Student Evaluation Standards (2003).