Louise Benson

Research Director, Psychometrician
l.benson@nfer.ac.uk, +44 (0)1753 637416

Louise is an experienced psychometrician who has spent much of her career working in operational test development and delivery contexts, providing psychometric analysis for test development and standard setting and maintaining purposes. She has experience in applying techniques from classical test theory and item response theory, carrying out standard setting and test equating, and contributing to the development of test materials and mark schemes and the construction of tests.

Louise returned to NFER in the summer of 2016 to work on the National Reference Test project for Ofqual after a number of years working at the Standards and Testing Agency (and previously the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency) on National Curriculum Tests. During her time at STA she was responsible for researching and implementing a range of psychometric techniques and, in particular, for designing, analysing and reporting on the new Key Stage 2 science matrix sampling assessment. She has also previously worked for Cambridge Assessment.