Patrick Kyllonen

Senior Research Director, Educational Testing Service (ETS), USA

Patrick Kyllonen is a distinguished presidential appointee at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey. Patrick has conducted innovative research on higher education assessment; workforce readiness; international large scale assessment (e.g., Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)); and 21st century skills assessment, such as creativity, collaborative problem solving, and situational interviews. Patrick is author of 'Generating Items for Cognitive Tests' (with S. Irvine, 2001); 'Learning and Individual Differences' (with P. L. Ackerman and R.D. Roberts, 1999); 'Extending Intelligence: Enhancement and New Constructs' (with R. Roberts and L. Stankov, 2008); and 'Innovative Assessment of Collaboration' (with A. von Davier and M. Zhu, forthcoming). He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, recipient of The Technical Cooperation Program Achievement Award for the 'design, development, and evaluation of the Trait-Self Description (TSD) Personality Inventory,' and was a coauthor of the National Academy of Sciences 2012 report, 'Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century.' He received his B.A. from St. John's University, New York City, and Ph.D. from Stanford University, California.


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