Current Research Students

Current Graduate Researchers

Doctor of Philosophy



Charlotte Waters

Qualitative and quantitative validation of learning progressions

Emma Fels

Disruption or reproduction: career development education in Victorian Schools

Farhan Azim

Diagnostic Techniques for Mathematical Problem Solving: Addition and Subtraction in Arithmetic Word Problem Solving

Felix Lofgren

Formative assessment: Moving beyond grades and grading practices

Fiona Trapani

Game-based learning practices and students’ discursive psychological production of meaning

Giang Nguyen

Development and Validation of Formative Assessment Competency Framework for EFL Teachers

Jolanta Szymakowski

Development and Validation of an Instrument that Measures Opportunity to Learn for High Capacity Students

Judith Crigan

Teachers’ collaborative use of developmental assessment to support literacy learning

Lan Anh Nguyen Khoa

Assessment of students’ problem solving performance across different subject areas (mathematics and social science subjects) in early years schooling

Narelle English

Learning how to learn: Supporting students’ social learning competence using a developmental progression

Pam Robertson

Exploration of the use of learning progressions for reviewing curriculum sequences

Phuong Viet Ha Ngo

The developmental learning framework for English language test item writers in Vietnamese higher education settings

Sundance (Zhihong) Sun

Understanding and Enhancing Critical Thinking in Different Cultural Contexts

Thi Chau Pha (Pha) Tran

Measuring Critical Thinking in Language Education

Thi Huyen Tran

Developing competencies for vocational education and training teachers in Vietnam

Thi Nhan

Developing a professional competency framework for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) lecturers in Vietnamese universities and colleges

Yan Bibby

Plausible values: How many do you need to produce plausible results?

Zhaoxia Guo

Measurement Validity Issues in “Flat-Lining” Phenomenon

Doctor of Education



Carolyn Murdoch

How do students become active drivers in their own learning and not just passive passengers in the schooling journey?

David Wilkie

Conceptualisations of effective teachers across different school contexts: what do teachers think? A contextualised study for improvement in teacher effectiveness.

Jo Henriksen

Professional women’s experiences of parent participation in schools

Mark Dowley

The impact of testing on students: Australian students' perspectives on NAPLAN and internal assessments

Michael Meehan

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Recent Graduates

Doctor of Philosophy


Year of graduation


Link to thesis (if available)

Dr Emily White


Digital Literacy for Students with Disability: Recognising Ability and Supporting Learning through Assessment, Evidence, and Expertise

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Dr Jane Strickland


The design and use of a learning progression of emergent numeracy to support the instruction of students with intellectual and development disability

Dr Nives Nibali


Addressing growth in reading comprehension for high capacity students

Dr Toshiko Kamei


Thinking to learn: an investigation of assessing and teaching thinking skills for students with disability

Dr Dennis Danipog


Assessing the scientific inquiry practices of teachers and investigating their relationship with student learning

Dr Lindsey Gale


Measuring learning readiness in goal directed movement

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Dr Claire Scoular


From log file analysis to item response theory: an assessment template for measuring collaborative problem solving

Dr Dara Ramalingam


Using data from computer-delivered assessments to improve construct validity and measurement precision

Dr Masa Pavlovic


Impact of item parameter drift on student ability estimates and the implications for teacher ability to target instruction

Dr Eveline Gebhardt


Latent path models within an IRT framework

Dr Maree Ryan


The Predictive Effect of Adolescent Emotional Intelligence, IQ and Gender for Academic Achievement: A Study of the Victorian Certificate of Education

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Dr Sandra Milligan


Measurement of the ability to generate higher order learning in MOOCs

Dr Alejandra Arratia Martínez


Developmental assessment and metacognition in teachers´ professional learning and differentiated teaching

Dr Alejandra Osses


Measuring school performance in high-stakes accountability systems: evidence from and proposals for the Chilean accountability policy

Dr Syed Kamal-Ud-Din Shah


Investigating the contextual factors influencing student learning achievement in Pakistan

Dr Karen Joy Wood


Intelligence, interests and personality as predictors of academic success across the knowledge domains

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Dr Hoai Phuong Tran


Validating a National University Entrance Examination English test: a case from Vietnam

Master of Education, by research


Year of graduation


Link to thesis (if available)

Ben Reeves


Development of rubrics to support teacher judgement of student proficiency in ethical Decision-Making

Jacqueline Moore


The performance of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) students on a high-stakes writing test

Amy Berry


Exploring classrooms that support the growth of top-quartile students