Kang Xue, PhD


Kang Xue works with the MAP Reading Fluency assessment. His research interest centers on the intersection of psychometrics, machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence. His interdisciplinary background allows him to borrow some ideas from machine learning and apply them to psychometric models, such as IRT and CDM, with the hope of better handling complex assessment data. Dr. Xue joined NWEA in 2020 after obtaining a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Xue holds another doctoral degree in electrical engineering, and he served as a senior research engineer at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (Advanced Technology Lab) from 2013 to 2015.