Ilona (Lon) Arnold-Berkovits, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Implementation and Evaluation
Ilona Arnold-Berkovits is a statistician and psychometrician with expertise in education research. Her experience includes qualitative and quantitative data collection, sampling design, and statistical analysis with a focus on growth modeling, structural equation modeling, and simulation studies. She is also experienced in assessment development, assessment scoring, survey development, and program evaluation.
Before joining the Rutgers SSI Project, Ilona managed large-scale longitudinal data collections and authored reports at the U.S. Department of Education, NCES, for the NELS:88 and ELS:2002. As a Senior Psychometrician at the Grow Network and CTB/McGraw-Hill, she has also, worked closely with school districts and state departments of education to develop, implement, and score K-12 standardized assessment programs, as well as to provide reports and professional development to educators, administrators, parents, and students. Her work in education research also includes implementing program evaluations of teacher preparation programs at Montclair State University.
Dr. Arnold-Berkovits is a Rutgers University alumnus with a B.A. in Psychology; an ETS Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellow; and she holds a doctorate from the University of Maryland in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation.