H Gary Cook

Senior Research Fellow

H. Gary Cook, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow working with WIDA and attached to the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Prior to his current position, Dr. Cook served as WIDA's Senior Director of Assessment. Dr. Cook received his Ph.D. in Measurement and Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University. He has a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Bachelor’s in linguistics from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. For the last 30 years, he has served in educational leadership or research positions in private industry, in an urban public school district, in a state department of education, and at the university level. He is an experienced Federal Peer Reviewer and serves on state and national technical advisory committees. His recent research and publication interests have focused on the relationship between English language proficiency and content assessments, standards alignment, policy issues associated with English learner accountability in US K-12 schools, and in using growth models to address key educational questions for English language learners.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Phone: (608) 890-0471
Office: 1282J Ed Sciences

Current Projects

Advancing ALTELLA: Alternate Assessment Redesign

Completed Projects

Formative Language Assessment Records for ELLs (FLARE) in Secondary School
ASSETS: Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems
An Investigation of the Language Demands in Standards, Assessments, and Curricular Materials for English Learners