William Dardick

William Dardick
Assistant Professor, Educational Research
(202) 994-1980

Prior to his role at GSEHD, Dr. Dardick worked as a Branch Supervisor Psychometrician for the United States Food and Drug Admission (USFDA) and as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland, College Park. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of psychometric and statistical consulting having worked for government, institutional and private organizations.

Dr. Dardick works with the Center for the Advancement of Research in Distance Education (CARDE) supporting assessment and quantitative research for online schools. Dr. Dardick remains very active in the applied world of assessment and psychometrics with a current focus on certification and certificate programs as a psychometric assessor for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and acts as adviser on outside programs (e.g., The International Food Protection Training Institute).

His research interests involve the development of educational tests and psychological instruments under the Evidence Centered Design (ECD) framework using advanced assessment techniques, data mining and cognitive science as they relate to learning and education, the advancement of psychometric and statistical methods of advanced Multi-Dimensional Item Theoretic Models.

Ph.D., University of Maryland - College Park
M.A., Towson University
B.S., Towson University


Tuckwiller, E. D., & Dardick, W. R. (2015). Positive psychology and secondary transition for children with disabilities: A new theoretical framework. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 4(1), 3-20.

In the News

Dr. William Dardick co-authored an article entitled A Meta-Analysis on the Relation Between Reading and Working Memory (Peng, P., Barnes, M., Wang, C., Wang, W., Li, S., Swanson, H. L., Dardick, W., & Tao, S.) in the American Psychological Association's Psychological Bulletin out this month.

Drs. William Dardick and Brandi Weiss published an article titled Entropy-based measures for person fit in item response theory in Applied Psychological Measurement (DOI:10.1177/0146621617698945).

Dr. Beth Tuckwiller, Dr. William Dardick, and special education doctoral student Elisabeth Kutscher's manuscript, "Profiles of and Correlations Among Mindset, Grit, and Optimism in Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Pilot Study," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education.

Dr. William Dardick and Dr. Jaehwa Choi published an article titled Teacher Empowered Assessment: Assessment for the 21st Century in the Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research.

Dr. William Dardick published an article titled "Methodologists in cars drinking TEA (Teacher Empowered Assessment)" in the September 2016 NCME Newsletter, 24(3), 11.