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Psychometric Lab

Our graduates are finding success in the work in which they engage. We are proud of our former Laboratory members.

Bruce Austin

Bruce Austin

Bruce Austin is pursuing an M.A. in educational psychology. His research includes working on the analysis of the TALIS-PISA data, a worldwide study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), aimed at improving policies and outcomes for teachers and students in member countries.

Jessica Beaver

Jessica Beaver

Jessica completed her master degree in 2013 with a focus on understanding teacher perceptions of the Washington State Teacher Evaluation System. She currently works as a research analyst for the State of Idaho.

Danny B

Danny Breidenbach

Daniel earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 2009 with an emphasis in research, evaluation, and measurement. Danny joined Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. in May 2008. He is a program director and psychometrician, managing certification and licensure examination programs for client organizations in a wide array of content areas. Danny and his family live in Overland Park, Kansas.

ChadGotch

Chad Gotch

Chad earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 2012 with an emphasis in research, evaluation, and measurement. He is a Research Associate in the Learning and Performance research Center and a faculty member in Educational Psychology at WSU. His research focuses on maximizing effective and proper use of educational and psychological measurements. He examines assessment/measurement literacy among teachers, score reporting, and building validity arguments from both technical and non-technical evidence.

Juan Antonio Valdivia Vazquez

Juan Antonio Valdivia Vazquez

Juan Antonio earned a PhD in Educational Psychology in 2014 with an emphasis in research, evaluation, and measurement. His research focuses on cross-cultural measurement and personality measures.

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Hsiao-Ju Yen

Hsiao-Ju earned a PhD in Educational Psychology in 2013 with an emphasis in research, evaluation, and measurement. She has diverse interests in quantitative modeling and research methods.

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Mo Zhang

Mo earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 2013 with an emphasis in research, evaluation, and measurement. Mo is employed at ETS in Princeton, NJ. She is a research scientist at ETS and continues to work on automated scoring related projects and the evaluation and design of automated scoring systems.