Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Andrew Ho is a psychometrician interested in educational accountability metrics: an intersection between educational statistics and educational policies. He has studied the consequences of "proficiency"-based accountability metrics, the validation of high stakes test score trends with low stakes comparisons, and the potential for alternative accountability structures — like "value-added models," "growth models" and "index systems” — to improve school- and classroom-level incentives.
His current projects include articulating meaningful contrasts between state growth model approaches and developing new gap trend and growth metrics for cross-test comparison and validation. He has his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and his M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University. Dr. Ho has been a postdoctoral fellow at the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation, and he was the 2010 recipient of the Jason Millman Promising Measurement Scholar Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education.