Professor James Tognolini

BEd(UWA), MEd(Murdoch), PhD(Murdoch)
Director - Educational Measurement and Assessment Hub

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 2199

Biographical details

Professor Jim Tognolini

Jim Tognolini is currently Professor and Director of the Educational Measurement and Assessment Hub at the University of Sydney and Managing Director of JT Educational Consulting Pty Ltd.

He is also Professorial Fellow at Wollongong University (Australia) and Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Western Australia.

From 2006 to 2016 he was Senior Vice President (Research and Assessment) at Pearson and for the last 2 years of that appointment he was the Distinguished Research Scientist for the Pearson Assessment Centre (PAC).

In his current position he is responsible for establishing a Centre of Assessment and Educational Measurement at the University of Sydney.

From 2002 to 2006, Jim was Research Director (System and School Testing) at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

He has extensive experience in liaising with representatives at all levels of government and educational organisations within Australia and overseas on assessment, standards and particularly the use of measurement information in informing system level planning; monitoring of standards; and, utilising data for improving school level teaching and learning.

He has given numerous keynote addresses and seminars in countries that include Singapore, Hong Kong, The United Arab Emirates, India, Jordan, New Zealand, Oman, South Africa, Indonesia, China and Thailand.

From 2079 to 2013 Jim was in residence as a Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment during part of each year and is an active participant in the workshop programme of the Centre.

Jim Tognolini has been responsible for establishing assessment Centres at the University of New South Wales (The Educational Testing Centre); Oxford University (The Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment); the University of Western Australia (The Pearson Psychometric Laboratory); The Government of India (The Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research (CAER)); The Government of the United Arab Emirates (The Centre for Educational Testing, Measurement and Evaluation (CETME)). He has been a previous Chair and still a member of the BOSTES HSC Consultative Committee and is also on its Technical Advisory Committee.

Associations

  • Director of Research, Pearson Research and Assessment

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Tognolini, J., Davidson, M. (2013). Assessment, standards-referencing and standard setting. In M. M. C. Mok (Eds.), Self-directed learning oriented assessments in the Asia-Pacific, (pp. 23-41). Dordrecht: Springer.

Journals

  • Ehrich, J., Howard, S., Tognolini, J., Bokosmaty, S. (2015). Measuring attitudes toward plagiarism: Issues and psychometric solutions. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 7(2), 243-257. [More Information]
  • Mok, M., Wong, M., Su, M., Tognolini, J., Stanley, G. (2014). Personal best goal and self-regulation as predictors of mathematics achievement: A multilevel structural equation model. Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development, 3(1), 79-91. [More Information]
  • Bennett, J., Tognolini, J., Pickering, S. (2012). Establishing and applying performance standards for curriculum-based examinations. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 19(3), 321-339. [More Information]
  • Sadeghi, R., Tognolini, J. (2007). Does the Rasch Model work for equating? Journal of Iranian Psychologists, 1(3), 12-28.
  • Tognolini, J., Stanley, G. (2007). Standards-based assessment a tool and means to the development of capital and capacity building in education. Australian Journal of Education, 51(2), 129-145.

Research Reports

  • Masters, G., Forster, M., Matters, G., Tognolini, J. (2006). Australian Certificate of Education: Exploring a way forward, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research. [More Information]
  • Tognolini, J. (2006). Meeting the challenge of assessing in a standards based system, Australia: School Curriculum and Standards Authority, WA. [More Information]

2015

  • Ehrich, J., Howard, S., Tognolini, J., Bokosmaty, S. (2015). Measuring attitudes toward plagiarism: Issues and psychometric solutions. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 7(2), 243-257. [More Information]

2014

  • Mok, M., Wong, M., Su, M., Tognolini, J., Stanley, G. (2014). Personal best goal and self-regulation as predictors of mathematics achievement: A multilevel structural equation model. Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development, 3(1), 79-91. [More Information]

2013

  • Tognolini, J., Davidson, M. (2013). Assessment, standards-referencing and standard setting. In M. M. C. Mok (Eds.), Self-directed learning oriented assessments in the Asia-Pacific, (pp. 23-41). Dordrecht: Springer.

2012

  • Bennett, J., Tognolini, J., Pickering, S. (2012). Establishing and applying performance standards for curriculum-based examinations. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 19(3), 321-339. [More Information]

2007

  • Sadeghi, R., Tognolini, J. (2007). Does the Rasch Model work for equating? Journal of Iranian Psychologists, 1(3), 12-28.
  • Tognolini, J., Stanley, G. (2007). Standards-based assessment a tool and means to the development of capital and capacity building in education. Australian Journal of Education, 51(2), 129-145.

2006

  • Masters, G., Forster, M., Matters, G., Tognolini, J. (2006). Australian Certificate of Education: Exploring a way forward, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research. [More Information]
  • Tognolini, J. (2006). Meeting the challenge of assessing in a standards based system, Australia: School Curriculum and Standards Authority, WA. [More Information]

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