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Patrick C. Kyllonen

Patrick Kyllonen is a distinguished presidential appointee at ETS. He has conducted innovative research on (a) higher education assessment, (b) workforce readiness, (c) international large-scale assessment (e.g., Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA), and (d) 21st century skills assessment, such as creativity, collaborative problem solving and situational interviews. He received his B.A. from St. John's University and Ph.D. from Stanford University and is author of Generating Items for Cognitive Tests (with S. Irvine, 2001), Learning and Individual Differences (with P. L. Ackerman & R. D. Roberts, 1999), Extending Intelligence: Enhancement and New Constructs (with R. Roberts & L. Stankov, 2008), and Innovative Assessment of Collaboration (with A. von Davier & M. Zhu, 2017). 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. 

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