Bachelor of Science in Physics and didactics of physics, University Latvia, Faculty Physics and Mathematics, Riga, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Latvia, Riga, 1981.
Laboratory assistant University Latvia, Riga, 1969—1985, senior engineer, 1969—1985, researcher, 1969—1985, lecturer, 1969—1985, head department educational informatics, 1985—1995, director Institute of Economic Affairs National Research Center Latvia, 1993—1999, deputy dean faculty education and psychology, 1995—1998, dean faculty education and psychology, since 1998. Director institute educational research Faculty Education and Psychology University Latvia, since 1999. Republican Latvia general assembly International Association for Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Amsterdam, since 1993.
Expert in educational management public management Latvian Council Sciences, Riga, since 1999. Member International Reading Association, Newark, since 2004. Member editorial advisory board European journal vocational training Cedefop-European Center Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki, Greece, since 2006.
Member consultative council General Education Quality Assessment State Agency, Riga, since 2006.
Member of Association Professors Latvia.
Married Ilze Dzerina, July 10, 1982. 1 child Kaspars.