Dr. Bethany Fishbein
Senior Research Specialist, Psychometrics and Data Analysis

Dr. Bethany Fishbein holds expertise in the scaling and equating methodologies used for producing the TIMSS and PIRLS achievement scales and context questionnaire scales. She plays a key role in producing report deliverables and in managing and analyzing e-assessment data. Dr. Fishbein helps coordinate and author publications, including peer-reviewed research studies, technical reports, and international results reports for the TIMSS and PIRLS studies. She also assisted in planning the transition to TIMSS and PIRLS digital assessments and has experience in developing achievement tasks and conducting scale anchoring.

Prior to joining the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center in 2013, Dr. Fishbein gained experience in international comparative research as a research assistant at the College Board and completed two years of graduate coursework in the social sciences. She holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and psychology from Syracuse University, and completed her doctoral degree in Measurement, Evaluation, Assessment, and Statistics (MESA) at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education.