Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Rasooli Amirhossein
Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Learning Sciences and Assessment
Amir Rasooli holds the position of a Lecturer in educational assessment at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Rasooli’s current scholarship agenda is to enhance fairness capacity in educational assessment through building quality research evidence and mobilizing it into assessment textbooks, teacher training modules, graduate student training, and teacher education resources. As a member of the Center for Assessment and Evaluation at NIE, Dr. Rasooli contributes to elevating the standard of scholarship in the field of educational assessment and facilitates the cultivation of a thriving assessment culture within the educational landscape of Singapore.

Dr. Rasooli's scholarly journey extends beyond national borders, and he actively engages with the global educational assessment community. He earned his doctorate in Educational Assessment within Assessment and Evaluation Group at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. During his doctorate, he engaged in an internship at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education at the Australian Catholic University (Brisbane, Queensland). He also received a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his assessment scholarship at the Center for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada. Originally from Iran, Dr. Rasooli's diverse international training and research exposure position him uniquely to critically examine educational assessment from a myriad of vantage points. This includes analyzing the intersections between classroom assessment and large-scale measurement, as well as the synthesis of quantitative and qualitative viewpoints as a basis to develop harmonious assessment systems. His broad cross-cultural background empowers him to explore assessment through historical, cultural, social, and psychological lenses. Through these lenses, he strives to contribute an invaluable Asian perspective to the global discourse on educational assessment.

Dr. Rasooli teaches educational assessment courses to multiple audiences at NIE. Through his courses, he strives to provide practical and applied procedures for conducting effective assessments. He also prepares students to learn about historical, social, political, and psychological aspects of assessment as an aim to grow innovative assessment leaders with the capacity to use international assessment knowledge to critically evaluate assessment frameworks within the unique context of Singapore.
• Fairness, Justice, and Equity in Assessment, Measurement, and Education
• Validity in Educational Research and Measurement
• Systematic Review Research
• Quantitative and Qualitative Research
• Teachers’ Approaches to Assessment and Grading Practices
• Language Testing and Assessment
Emerging Scholar Award, Classroom Assessment SIG American Educational Research Association Conference

Classroom Assessment SIG Student Travel Award

Robert J. Wilson Dissertation Development Award, Queen’s University

Society of Graduate and Professional Students International Student Scholarship Awards, Queen’s University
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Alberta