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About Dr Doug McCurry (retired)

Dr McCurry was a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research. He specialised in the assessment of generic reading, reasoning and writing skills. His main research interests were: concepts of and the assessment of generic and work-related skills; the assessment of socio-cultural and interpersonal reasoning; and the assessment of writing as reasoning. Dr McCurry has produced a wide range of tests and other assessments. His PhD research was on multiple teacher judgements of generic skills. He has recently conceptualised and is executive examiner for test of critical thinking which is part of a self-directed research study for senior students. As a lapsed English teacher and former executive examiner he is interested in the design and implementation of examinations for subject English.

Positions

January 1988 - March 2021 Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
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Assessment and Reporting: Humanities and Social Sciences, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
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Assessment of writing specialist, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
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BA (Hons), DipEd La T, PhD Monash, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
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Books (2)

Refereed Articles (5)

Research Works (1)

Contributions to Books (2)

Articles (11)

Presentations and Conference Papers (4)