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- Advisor, NAEP 12th Grade Preparedness Commission
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- Executive Director, Institute for Public School Initiatives, The University of Texas at Austin
Darvin Winick served as Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board from 2002 to September 2009 and is currently an advisor to the Governing Board's National Assessment of Educational Progress 12th Grade Preparedness Commission. He is President of Winick & Associates. Dr. Winick is a Senior Research Fellow, College of Education and Executive Director of the Institute for Public School Initiatives at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, Dr. Winick was an advisor to the 1984 Texas Select Committee on Public Education, and also helped organize the Texas Business and Education Coalition and Texans for Education. He was Chairman of the Research Advisory Committee of the Texas Educational Economic Policy Center, which set out the framework for the current Texas Public School Accountability System. He has served as volunteer Chief of Staff for the Texas Governor's Task Force on Education, Vice Chair of the Governor's Focus on Reading Task Force, and a member of the Education Commissioner's Committee on Accountability. He co-authored Four-Star Schools of Texas, a report on public school campus performance, and has edited reports on education accountability, early reading instruction, and teacher preparation. Dr. Winick is a certified management consultant and a founding member of the Institute of Management Consultants. He holds a doctorate in organizational psychology from Purdue University.