Top education research organization honors GSE’s Solano-Flores

Graduate School of Education Professor GUILLERMO SOLANO-FLORES, a leading expert in educational measurement and assessment, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Solano-Flores is one of 14 top scholars to receive the honor this year. He joins 630 current Fellows, 23 of whom are at Stanford.

Guillermo Solano-Flores
Guillermo Solano-Flores was named a 2017 AERA Fellow. (Photo: Marc Franklin)

“AERA Fellows exemplify the highest standards of excellence through accomplishment, professionalism and commitment,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine in a statement.

AERA is the oldest and largest educational research association in the world. AERA Fellows are selected for their notable and sustained research achievements. They are nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee and approved by the AERA Council. The new AERA Fellows will be inducted on April 28 during the organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Solano-Flores specializes in educational assessment and the linguistic and cultural issues that are relevant to both international test comparisons and the testing of cultural and linguistic minorities. He is the author of the theory of test translation error, which addresses testing across cultures and languages. He also has investigated the use of generalizability theory – a psychometric theory of measurement error – in the testing of English language learners and indigenous populations.

Solano-Flores has advised several countries on the adaption and translation of performance tasks into multiple languages. His current research projects examine academic language and testing, formative assessment practices for culturally diverse science classrooms and use of illustrations in international test comparison and in the testing of English language learners.