Jing Chen, PhD

Senior Psychometrician

Jing Chen leads the psychometric work for the new Nebraska science assessment and supports work for the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) 2025 humanities assessment. Her research interests include automated scoring, human scoring, learning progression-based science assessment design, psychometric modeling, and applications of machine learning in educational assessments. Prior to joining NWEA in 2018, Dr. Chen worked as a senior scientist at Human Resources Research Organization on projects such as validity studies for large-scale assessments and evaluations of state assessments. Before that she worked as a research project manager at Educational Testing Service, where she led research projects to drive improvements in automated and human scoring of constructed responses and contributed to the deployment of automated scoring. Dr. Chen holds a PhD from Michigan State University with dual majors in measurement and quantitative methods and science education.