WIDA Director of Test Development
Fabiana MacMillan is responsible for overseeing development and design activities for the WIDA suite of assessments, including ACCESS for ELLs, WIDA Screener Online, and WIDA MODEL. She also oversees the Assessment Graduate Student Internship program and supports the WIDA assessment validation research agenda.
Fabiana previously worked as Head of Assessment at Rosetta Stone, where she oversaw all projects involving the development, validation, and implementation of assessments within Rosetta Stone’s learning products, including a portfolio of standardized language proficiency tests in four different languages. She also served as Assessment Manager at the University of Michigan, where she managed the item banks of four secure, large-scale English proficiency test programs.
Fabiana has both an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the Fluminense Federal University in her native Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Phone: (734) 389-9937