Ms Juliette Mendelovits is a Principal Research Fellow at the Australian Council for
Educational Research in the Assessment and Reporting research program. 

Since 1998, Ms Mendelovits has been engaged in work for the reading literacy component of
the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) project, an
international study of curricular and non-curricular performance of 15 year olds in over
30 countries. She played a leading role in the development of the reading literacy
instrument for PISA 2000 and is a co-author of Reading for Change: Performance and
Engagement Across Countries (OECD, 2002). She is currently coordinating reading literacy
framework and test development for PISA 2009. 

Her work focuses mainly on literacy and humanities test development. In recent years she
has led a team specialising in outcomes-based assessments and directed a number of
projects including the Victorian General Achievement Test, the Western Australian
Education Department's Monitoring Standards in Education program (English) and a
consultancy to the Indonesian National Ministry of Education on curriculum and assessment
reform. She initiated and directed the International Schools’ Assessment program
(2001-2006). 

Ms Mendelovits began her career as an educator in secondary and tertiary institutions
after graduating with a Master of Arts degree in English literature. She joined ACER in
1991. 

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Articles

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Questioning the standards of literacy and numeracy (with David Tout), Research Developments (2013)
 

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Reading in online environments, Research Developments (2012)
 

Conference papers and presentations

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What’s the story? Making sense of conflicting literacy and numeracy results, National Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Conference (2014)
 

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Session O - Do boys and girls read differently online? Evidence from PISA 2009 digital reading assessment (with Tom Lumley and Dara Ramalingam), 2013 ACER Research Conference - How the Brain Learns: What lessons are there for teaching? (2013)
 

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How well do young people deal with contradictory and unreliable information on line? What the PISA digital reading assessment tells us (with Tom Lumley), Paper presented at the the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2012)
 

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Reading for the new ERA: assessing reading in a digital environment (with Dara Searle and Tom Lumley), International Association for Educational Assessment (2009)
 

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PISA for teachers: interpreting and using information from an international reading assessment in the classroom (with Dara Searle), ACER Research Conference: Assessment and Student Learning : Collecting, Interpreting and Using Data to Inform Teaching (2009)
 

Reports

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A framework for predicting item difficulty in reading tests (with Tom Lumley, Alla Routitsky, and Dara Ramalingam), OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) (2012)
 

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Print and digital reading in PISA 2009 : comparison and contrast (with Dara Ramalingam and Tom Lumley), OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) (2012)
 

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Evaluation of school-based arts education programmes in Australian schools (with Jennifer Bryce, Adrian Beavis, Joy McQueen, and Isabelle Adams), Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (2004)