Meet Dr. Mac

Jean D’Arcy Maculaitis, Ph.D., NYU, not only is President of MAC Testing & Consulting, LLC, Tinton Falls, New Jersey but also one of the few professional test architects/test writers in the world. Dr. Mac's clientele is global.

~ Below is an abbreviated version of Dr. Mac's résumé. Click here for the full PDF copy. ~

She holds a self-designed doctorate in the measurement and evaluation of the English language. This innovative researcher has been writing tests and teaching for more than 25 years. She is an award-winning English language educator, international lecturer, consultant, educational expert witness in legal cases, grammarian, essayist, professional guidance and career counselor and brain researcher.

She is the author of, among other numerous non-technical and technical works, THE MACULAITIS ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCIES - COMPREHENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EVALUATION, (The MAC K-12), a coordinated and developmental series of test batteries for non-native speakers of English in grades K-12. It is professionally regarded as the definitive K-12 second language testing program in the world today.

Published by Questar Assessment, Inc. (formerly Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc.), the MAC K-12 II is used throughout the world. It measures listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The MAC K-12 is mandated in New Jersey and elsewhere for statewide adoption. The latest generation of The MAC K-12 was normed in New Jersey, as well as nationally. The new MAC III is in the planning stages. Currently, there are also plans for a Spanish MAC.

Dr. Mac is in the process of finalizing three levels of pivotal personal/academic evaluative tools for native and non-native learners in grades 5-adult, viz., MAC ACTION INDICATORS: INSIGHTFUL ASSESSMENTS FOR PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT (aka The Profile). Among these self-access tests are the:

  • Long-Term Mathematics Issues for Teens and Young Adults

  • MAC Core Beliefs Questionnaire for Middle and High School Test Takers

  • MAC Stuff Happens Rating Sheet for Teens and Young Adults

  • MAC Diagnostic Checklist for Visual, Reading and Auditory Difficulties

  • MAC Learning Style Pathway Rating Scale

  • MAC Rating Scale of Hemispheric Mode Preference

  • MAC Informal Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) Questionnaire & Guide Book

  • Who Am I? Personality Types A, B, C, F, H, & T and
    Behavior Descriptors

  • May I Have Your Order: Birth Order as a Powerful
    Personality Indicator

These fascinating and practical evaluative tools and others will be available on the computer starting the summer of 2011. Everyone who studies at MAC Testing takes The Profile. There are no exceptions. All results are to be reported to and reviewed by Dr. Mac for possible additional professional recommendations, if necessary.

Abridged Honors

Select Member, International Platform Association (the oldest and most prestigious speakers' organization in the world. Among its myriad of notable members: Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Steven A. Douglass, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Anne Richards, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher, Jack Anderson, Tony Blair, and Barack Obama)

~ Who's Who in American Women

Test Reviewer, Buros Institute of Measurement, University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

~ Who's Who in America

Prepared Guidelines for the Preparation and Certification of International Studies/Global Education Teachers in the United States (symposium funded by Exxon)

~ Who's Who Among Female Executives

Featured in Educator's Deskbook of Ideas and Activities from Award-Winning Teachers and in Highlights Magazine

~ First Five Hundred in the World

Elected to Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor society in education (member NJUC Chapter)

~ Distinguished Alumna

Cited as "An Outstanding American Educator" by the National Conference of Christians and Jews

~ World's Who's Who of Women and named to the Hall of Fame

Elected to Phi Delta Kappa, an international fraternity dedicated to research, service and leadership (member NYU Chapter)

~ World Decoration of Excellence for Outstanding Achievements in the 1980s

Selected as winner of the 2009 Jim Sullivan Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Game of Basketball in the Jersey Shore Area

~ PBA Woman of the Year