Stephen O'Connell

Assessment Content Development Manager

As Assessment Content Development Manager at WIDA, Stephen is primarily responsible for managing internal content review processes across domains and grade clusters for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, working closely with the operations team and WIDA’s test development partners at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) to ensure the quality of the assessment. He also participates in new assessment and assessment revision projects.

Stephen has taught EFL in South Korea, ESL in New York City, and has over ten years of experience with high-stakes test development, working for Harcourt Assessment, the University of Michigan’s English Language Institute, and most recently, Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments. Stephen holds an MA in applied linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a PhD candidate in the second language acquisition program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Contact Information

spoconnell2@wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 263-0576
Office: 1282C Ed Sciences

Current Projects

WIDA