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About Dr Van Nguyen

BSc(Maths) Hue, MA Psych Hanoi, MEd RMIT, PhD Hanoi

Since commencing employment at ACER in 2002, Dr Nguyen has worked across a wide range of projects in areas such as Educational Monitoring and Research, School Education, Higher Education, Vocational and Workplace Education, and Assessment and Reporting.  This has contributed significantly to the psychometric standing of a number of large-scale projects including the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and high-stakes tests such as Medicine/Health Sciences selection tests (UMAT and GAMSAT) and selected high school tests. Dr Nguyen has strong technical and analysis skills and responsibility for reviewing and developing analysis procedures such as test design, IRT measurement, item analysis, questionnaire analysis, test reliability, test validity, differential item functioning (DIF), scaling, equating, item banks and standard setting. She has specialist skills in measuring reliability and validity, fitting statistical models, developing the graphical representation of results, as well as developing student-school reports and technical reports.

Positions

Present Research Fellow, Higher Education Assessment Services, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
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Honors and Awards

  • RMIT University Scholarship: Master of Education by research (1996-1998)
  • Outstanding Research Award, NT Research Centre, Hanoi Vietnam

Conference papers and presentations (10)

Research Works (1)