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Andreas Oranje

As vice president of Assessment and Learning Technology Research and Development in ETS’s Research & Development division, Andreas Oranje is responsible for the area where our assessments are developed. In addition, the ETS AI Research Labs and the assessment Technology, Accessibility, and Innovation area. Aside from optimizing structure and processes to increase efficiency and innovation, he is also responsible for leading and optimizing the assessment and learning development portfolio and provides strategic, tactical and financial oversight. 

Oranje joined ETS in 2001 as an associate research scientist, working on the statistical analysis and psychometric methodology of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). During his tenure at ETS, he has held a variety of roles, including that of psychometric manager and psychometric director; NAEP project director for design, analysis, and reporting; and principal research director. From 2013 to 2015, he codirected the assessment component of ETS’s collaboration with the Institute of Play, Electronic Arts and others to build game-based assessments, an initiative funded by the Gates and MacArthur Foundations. His most recent position was general manager, Research, where he directed, managed and set strategy for several of ETS’s core innovation areas, including Natural Language Processing and Speech, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Sciences, Virtual Performance Assessments, and Accessibility Technology.  

He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Educational Measurement and was program chair for AERA Division D. He has presented at numerous conferences and has written extensively on large-scale assessment methodology, game-based assessment, and artificial intelligence in education.

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