Anthony Albano, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Tony Albano is an assistant professor in the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research focuses on three main areas of educational measurement, including the use of multilevel item response models to examine predictors of item performance. These models are used in test development, for example, to identify and explain test bias. Another area explores new methods for equating alternate test forms to a common measurement scale. Albano has developed open-source equating software that is used in a variety of research and operational testing programs. A third area of research addresses issues in the use of assessment to improve teaching and learning. He is developing a Web application for training and evaluating teachers’ ability to create and effectively utilize assessment in the classroom.

Albano received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University in 2006 and his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2012.