UC Irvine School of Education

Assessing Skills for a New Economy

Lydia Liu

Senior Research Director, Academic to Career (AtC) Research Center
Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Education 2010

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Abstract: Technological advancements and globalization are rapidly changing the workforce requirements-individuals are expected to master transferable, higher order skills in addition to technical skills in order for them to function effectively in the modern workforce. This presentation will provide an overview of the skills deemed important by both higher education institutions and employers, approaches to measure difficult-to-assess skills, and validation considerations.
Lydia Liu

Bio: Dr. Lydia Liu is Senior Research Director of the Academic to Career (AtC) Research Center at ETS. AtC supports ETS research in higher education and workforce spaces. Liu is an internationally recognized scholar in the assessment of critical competencies in higher education and workforce arenas. She was the recipient of the 2019 Robert Linn Memorial Lecture Award and the 2011 Jason Millman Promising Measurement Scholar Award by the National Council on Measurement in Education. Liu holds a doctorate in Quantitative Methods and Evaluation from UC Berkeley.