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Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative

Department of Organization and Leadership


Dr Chenmiao Chen, Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Chenmiao Chen joined the Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative (AERI) as a postdoctoral researcher in the spring of 2019. She received a Bachelor of Science (B.S>) degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Cognitive Psychology from National Taiwan University.  She received her Ph.D. degree in Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics from the Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2013.  At AERI, she is presently serving as the data analyst and measurement-evaluation consultant in a variety of projects under way in collaboration with the Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Anesthesiology .  In the past, she was also a member of the research team for the Proximal Assessment for Learner Diagnostic (PALD) project led by Professor Chatterji, where she conducted factor analytic and validation studies on a teacher survey (2005-2006). Her research interests include international large-scale assessments, program evaluation research, cognitive diagnostic models, and positive psychology.

Dalveer Kaur, Research Assistant

Dalveer joined AERI in the summer of 2018. She is an EdM student in the School Psychology program at Teachers College. A former graduate of the National University of Singapore, Dalveer started a career in teaching. She has over eight years of experience working in a range of educational settings from inner-city schools to correctional facilities. Having discovered a keen interest in reading assessment and interventions, Dalveer went on to work in dyslexia research at the Singapore Ministry of Education, which subsequently led her to school psychology. A product of the Singapore education system, Dalveer also has a vested interest in the validity of standardized tests and their consequent applications.