Dr. Eunice Eunhee Jang
Dr. Jang is a Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at OISE/UT. She obtained her PhD with specializations in language testing, educational measurement and program evaluation.
An individual learner is an organic whole. How the learner feels, expresses, and demonstrates during learning is part of the learner as a whole. "The whole is more than the sum of the parts." Synergistic effects arise as a result of interactions among the parts. No wonder why individual learners respond to interventional treatments or diagnostic feedback differently! Aggregated total scores don’t make up the whole. Dr. Jang's research team is exploring prismic assessment analytics for young and adult learners in order to better understand their synergistic potential and predict multiple learning pathways.
Currently, her federally funded research projects focus on developing a dynamic assessment system that provides interactive digital interfaces for students, parents, and teachers to support struggling readers’ cognitive, metacognitive, and affective growth. Her book, Focus on Assessment (2014), provides practical guidelines for K-12 teachers based on her research on young language learners. She is the co-author of the research monograph, OECD Reviews on Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Denmark. Dr. Jang received a Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award from Educational Testing Service, a Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, and a Tatsuoka Measurement Award, from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
She served on the Advisory Board of EQAO provincial literacy and numeracy assessments, adjudication committee for SSHRC Insight Development Grants, International Language Testing Association Nominating Committee, TOEFL Committee of Examiners, TOEFL Young Students Research Grants program, and the AERA Significant Research Contribution Award Committee. She is currently an elected board member-at-large for International Language Testing Association and a member of the Broader Measures of Success Advisory Committee for People for Education.
This website is a resource for researchers, practitioners, and students. The research page is a good starting point, as it provides information about each of Eunice's projects, along with links to representative publications and presentations.
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