Craig Mills is the Vice President of Examinations at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In this role, Mills has primary responsibility for the computerized version of the Uniform CPA Examination, which officially launched in 2004. The project to computerize the CPA Examination is notable in its groundbreaking work with regard to disciplined item development; introduction of computerized multi-stage testing in an operational test; incorporation of novel, technology-based assessments into assessments; and a number of other content and psychometric advances.
Mills currently leads the Institute’s efforts to create an international version of the Uniform CPA Examination, with the goal of extending U.S. CPA licensure globally.
Mills has authored numerous articles and book chapters on standard setting for decision tests and computerized testing. He was a co-author of one of the first sets of guidelines for computer-based assessment, published by the American Council on Education. He is co-editor of “Computer-Based Testing: Building the Foundation for Future Assessments,” published in 2002.
Prior to joining the AICPA as Executive Director, Examinations, Mills was employed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) for nearly 15 years. He began his employment at ETS as a measurement statistician. In 1985, he became a program director in the Graduate Record Examinations Program (GRE) where he directed the computerization of the GRE General Test, the first high-stakes admissions test to be computerized. After leaving GRE, Craig worked with senior management of ETS to design a corporate infrastructure to support computer based testing. He later became Executive Director for Client Relations and Business Development in the Graduate and Professional Division of ETS.
Mills received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1982.