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Haniza Yon

Dr. Haniza Yon was the founding President of the Malaysian Psychometrics Association (MPA), and is currently serving her seventh presidential term. She is a social scientist with a long-standing interest in psychometrics, and a passionate advocate of fairness and high standards in testing. She obtained her PhD in Measurement and Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University, USA. She has been working in psychometrics for more than 25 years, including at the ETS of Princeton, New Jersey, the IKS of Illinois, USA and the Psychometrics Lab at MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia. She is also an adjunct fellow at the School of Quantitative Sciences, UUM and the Educational Research Lab, UPSI. Psychometric technologies that rely on intellectual property produced by her are widely used in many government and private organisations from various industries in Malaysia and foreign countries. Her main research interest is in application of psychometrics and digital assessment technology across various industries to assess human potential and capabilities.

She can be contacted at hanizayon@gmail.com.

Publications

2013

Yon, H. (2013). Addressing validity and other challenges in evaluation-centered school improvement models: possibilities in the Netherlands and Malaysia. In: Chatterji, M. (ed.), Validity and test use: an international dialogue on educational assessment, accountability and equity. Emerald, Bingley, UK, pp. 185-194.

2009

Paek, I., Yon, H., Wilson, M. & Kang, T (2009). Random Parameter Structure and the Testlet Model: An Extension of the Rasch Testlet Model. Journal of Applied Measurement, 10, 394-407.

2006

Yon, H. (2006). Multidimensional Item Response Theory Approaches to Vertical Scaling. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Michigan State University.

Invited and Keynote Presentations

2017

Keynote Speaker. Zimbabwe Microfinance Conference. Use of Psychometrics- based Credit Rating in Malaysia, Oct 7-8, 2017, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2017

Invited Speaker and Panelist. Global Symposium on Microfinance, Applications of Psychometrics in Credit Risk Assessment. May 22-23, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Organized by the World Bank and Bank Negara Malaysia.

Conference Presentations

2006

Yon, H. & Reckase, M.D. (2006). A Comparison between Two Multidimensional Item Response Theory Approaches to Vertical Scaling. Paper presented in the International Meetings of Psychometric Society (IMPS), June 14-17, 2005 in Montreal, Canada.

2006

Paek, I., Yon, H & Wilson, M. (2006). Random Parameter Structure and the Testlet Model : An Extension of the Rasch Testlet Model. Paper presented in the 13th International Objective Measurement Workshop (IOMW), April 5-7, 2006 in Berkeley, California.

2005

Yon, H. & Reckase, M.D. (2005). The Impact of Linking Methodology on MIRT Parameter Recovery in Vertical Scaling. Paper presented in the International Meetings of Psychometric Society (IMPS), July 4-9, 2005 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2005

2005 Ngudgratoke, S. & Yon, H. (2005). Multilevel Modeling to Investigate Factors Affecting Mathematics Achievement: A Comparison between SEM and HLM. Paper presented in the International Meetings of Psychometric Society (IMPS), July 4-9, 2005 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2005

Yon, H. & Reckase, M.D. (2005). A Multidimensional Linking of Science Achievement Tests. Paper presented in the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), April 12-14, 2005 in Montreal, Canada.

2005

Stephenson, A. & Yon, H. (2005). Assessing the Dimensionality of an English Language Proficiency Test. Paper presented in the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 12-14, 2005 in Montreal, Canada.

2004

Yon, H., Houang, R.T. & Schmidt, W.H. (2004). A Meta-Analysis of Gender Differences in Mathematics Achievements Among Grade 8 Students: A Cross National Comparisons. Paper presented in the Midwestern Regional Conference (MWERA), October 13-16, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio.