Claire Scoular

Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council For Education Research

Dr. Scoular’s work focuses on the improvement of measurement practices in education. Her expertise is embedded in the application and statistical analysis of psychological measurement. Recent investigations have centered around measurement methodology and application for 21st century skills, including traditional and automated test delivery systems. Her work at the Assessment, Curriculum and Technology Research Centre involves leading projects in capacity building in relation to psychometrics. As a member of the Global Educational Monitoring centre at ACER, Dr Scoular contributes to establishing a model of good practice in assessment, particularly in developing countries. At the University of Melbourne, her PhD identified a measurement methodology and test design system for assessing collaboration in online automated environments. Dr Scoular gained her Masters Degree in research psychology from the University of Edinburgh and has experience working as a psychologist in diagnosis and intervention. Her experience in psychometric assessment, intervention work and research spans across the UK, USA, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. She has undertaken consultancies for the Brookings Institute (USA), People for Education (Canada), World Bank (Vietnam), and UNESCO.

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