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Elliot Lawes

Job Title: 
Mātanga Tātari Tatauranga | Psychometrician

Elliot is a Psychometrician at NZCER.

His work involves:

  • use of psychometric models - such as the multifacet Rasch model - to inform the development and implementation of assessment tools
  • quantification of the level of agreement between different judges in the context of multiple markers judging a single piece of student work
  • alignment of multiple assessment tools and in particular, standard setting
  • statistical modelling of the distribution of assessment information through student populations
  • measurement of student progress based on achievement data collected from assessment tools 

Elliot has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and an MSc and a BSc (Hons 1st class) both from the University of Auckland.

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Research projects that I am currently leading: