As chief of staff and senior director of the Assessment Sciences Unit at Ascend Learning, Dr. Ada Woo oversees teams of researchers, psychometricians, test developers, and operations experts. Her team ensures that all components of Ascend’s assessment services are efficiently integrated and executed.
Dr. Woo has nearly two decades of experience in the assessment industry. Most recently, she was chief of staff of the ACTNext R&D and innovation unit at ACT, Inc. Prior to ACT, Ada was director of measurement and testing at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) where she led the development of nursing and allied health testing programs for nine years. In 2015, Ada and her team at NCSBN successfully transitioned and adapted the NCLEX-RN licensure examination as the entry-to-practice test for registered nurses in ten jurisdictions in Canada.
Ada is active in the education and technology community. In 2018, she was appointed to the Iowa Innovation Council, an advisory group charged with developing strategies to encourage and support innovation in Iowa. Nationally, she has served as chairs of the National Council of Measurement in Education outreach committee and the Association of Test Publishers certification and licensure division. Ada is currently a member of multiple testing organization technical advisory groups.
Ada holds a PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include personalized learning, adaptive testing, technology-enhanced assessment, and measurement of 21st century skills.
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