Dr. Bill Sanders, the father of value-added education performance testing in Tennessee, will be returning to the state as a consultant for the upcoming special session of the General Assembly. Sanders, a statistics professor at the University of Tennessee, but not from the education school, was the principle adviser for Gov. Ned McWherter and the Legislature when the BEP plan was developed. He developed the value-added assessment tests under the BEP plan.
Sanders retired from UT and has gone on to national renown as an education-testing consultant, now based in North Carolina. He is senior research fellow for the University of North Carolina system