Measurement Expertise meets Assessment Praxis.


At Lyons Assessment Consulting, we work at the intersection of educational measurement and social justice. We partner with clients to 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. We offer a full-range of custom assessment consulting solutions.

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 large- and small-scale educational assessment. We work closely with our clients to transform traditional assessment systems to better serve all students.

Design

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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Write

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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Advise

We serve as advisers to assessment programs, school districts, 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

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 &
Measurement,
Transcend

"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 for Equity and Transformation,
Cognia

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
Fellow,
Center for Collaborative
Education

Areas of Practice

Equity in Assessment

School Accountability

Classroom Assessment

Assessment Quality

Innovative Assessment Systems

Evaluating Learner Experiences

Student Growth

Comparability

Diversity and Inclusion