Mr. Markow was formerly the Chief Strategy Officer for the WIDA Consortium, which develops standards, curriculum resources and assessments for a consortium of 37 states in support of English language learners. He directed the consortium’s business strategy and direction, as well as its product and service strategy; while managing relations among consortium states and outreach to new states. Mr. Markow also led engagement with federal and non-governmental agencies, represented WIDA at conferences and national meetings, and testified regularly on issues of test design, accommodations, scoring and other issues related to assessment of English language learners.