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About Dr Alvin Vista

BEd Philippines, MA (Educational Psychology)Georgia, PhD Melb

Dr Alvin Vista is a Fellow at The Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC. His field of research is in transversal competencies and 21st century skills. Alvin was formerly a Research Fellow at ACER, working as assessment specialist in several large-scale international and national surveys. He has completed his PhD in educational measurement at the University of Melbourne. Alvin has worked with the Department of Education in the Philippines on designing tools, frameworks and protocols for large scale surveys. Alvin is currently working with regional and national organisations in India, South East Asia, and South Pacific on literacy and numeracy student assessment projects.


September 2017 - Present Fellow, The Brookings Institution ‐ Center for Universal Education
2015 - 2017 Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Honors and Awards

  • Melbourne International Research Scholarship
  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • Fulbright Scholarship Grant
  • Regent’s waiver of the out-of-state tuition for Fall 2006
  • Graduate School out-of-state tuition of AY 2005-2006


Articles (5)

Book (1)

Conference Paper (2)

Refereed Article (11)

Thesis (1)