Educational Testing Services inks former Md., Del. education official

Princeton-based Educational Testing Services announced Thursday it has appointed Lillian M. Lowery as its new vice president of student and teacher assessments, effective Sept. 4.

Lowery previously served as Maryland State superintendent of schools and Delaware Secretary of Education. She comes to ETS from The Education Trust. She currently serves as chair of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

“Dr. Lowery is a consummate professional and an exceptional educator with experience in the classroom, the district office and the state house as well as in the nonprofit education policy arena, where she focused on closing achievement gaps and expanding excellence and equity in education from pre-K to college, especially among students from historically underserved populations,” Walt MacDonald, ETS CEO and president, said.

In her new role, Lowery will be responsible for heading a student assessment and ETS professional education division. This includes business development in state K-12 assessment programs.

“I am so excited to be part of the ETS executive team,” Lowery said. “I have long admired the work ETS does on behalf of students, educators and institutions throughout the world, and especially its commitment to advancing quality and equity in education for disadvantaged students. I can’t wait to start.”