Measurement expertise meets assessment praxis.

At Lyons Assessment Consulting, we leverage the power of assessment to create a more equitable future.

Our Services

Lyons Assessment Consulting is a leader in supporting innovation in educational assessment and accountability. We offer a full-range of custom consulting solutions. Our services include supporting the design of innovative assessment and accountability systems, leading research and producing white papers, and serving as technical advisers to large and complex projects.

Clients include forward thinking non-profit organizations, government education agencies, testing companies, and influential policy think tanks who partner with the team at Lyons Assessment Consulting to create meaningful improvements in educational assessment and accountability. We work closely with our clients to transform traditional systems to better serve all students.


We design innovative assessment systems. We engage with clients and their stakeholders to understand their goals, develop a measurement strategy, and deliver creative solutions to complex problems.

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We collaborate with clients to lead research and develop written products that advance the theory and practice of educational measurement. Our portfolio includes academic articles, white papers, policy briefs, toolkits, and blog posts.

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We serve as advisers to assessment programs, states, and policy organizations. We leverage our experience and expertise to offer technical and practical solutions that support improved practice.

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Our Clients

Kentucky Department of Education
Center for Assessment
Learning Policy Institute
CenterPoint Education Solutions
Inlier Learning
Center for Innovation in Education
Chicago Public Schools
MA Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment

We've been so grateful to be able to work with Dr. Lyons and her team. They are deeply knowledgeable, incredibly responsive, and grounded in an inspiring commitment to equity. They have quickly become an essential part of our team - I truly do not know where we would be without them.

David Nitkin
Partner - Evaluation &

"Working with Dr. Susan Lyons has been incredible! Dr. Lyons is a transformational thought partner with insight and practical strategies to transcend inequitable assessment practices. She understands the historical and current structures of inequity & oppression that have marginalized students, and has the courage to challenge and re-think assessment models that perpetuate these systems.

Fiona Hinds
Senior Adviser - Equity and Transformation,

Susan is incredibly sharp, insightful, and just as importantly, a good listener with the capacity to adapt. She’s great at following through on tasks on time, and developing models for our consideration. She’s also an excellent team collaborator. She’s been a valuable thought partner.

Dan French
Director of Performance
Education Commonwealth