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Jinming Zhang

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Statistics, University of Illinois, 1996
  • M.S., Probability and Statistics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1987
  • B.S., Applied Mathematics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1984

Key Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, 2009-present
  • Senior Research Scientist, Center for Statistical and Psychometric Theory and Practice, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, 2004-2009
  • Senior Research Scientist, Center for Large Scale Assessment, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, 2002-2004
  • Research Scientist, Center for Large Scale Assessment, Educational Testing Service, 1998-2002
  • Associate Research Scientist, Division of Statistics and Psychometrics, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, 1996-1998
  • Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang University, China, 1989-1992
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang University, China, 1987-1989

Activities & Honors

  • Associate Editor, American Educational Research Journal, 2010-2013
  • Appointed Member of ETS Board of Review, ETS, 2004-2009
  • Member of editorial committee of Journal of Testing Research, Tianjin, China, Journal of Testing Research, 2004-2007

Research Statement

Jinming Zhang's research focuses on theoretical and applied statistical issues involved with educational and psychological measurement, specifically, multidimensional item response theory, dimensionality assessment procedures, large-scale assessment, generalizability theory, and test security. From 1996 to 2009 he was employed at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) where he was a senior research scientist in the Division of Research and Development. He had worked on various research and operational projects related to large-scale educational assessments, specifically, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), at ETS. He successfully directed and co-directed statistical and psychometric analyses of many large-scale assessment projects such as the 1996 and 2005 national science, 2000 state science, 1998, 2002 and 2003 national and state reading, 2006 national civics, and 2008 national arts assessments.

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