Goran Lazendic has training and research experience in cognitive psychology and educational measurement and assessments. Most recently, he has designed an innovative cross-grades system of computerised multistage adaptive tests for the Australian national assessments program.
He also developed, led and successfully implemented the ambitious and multifaceted research program that provided a comprehensive range of quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence to guide and support the transition of the national assessments from paper-based to computer-based tests. The new multistage adaptive national tests have been successfully implemented in over a thousand Australian schools in 2018.
Goran is interested in research into novel approaches to automated scoring of writing and has spearheaded significant research efforts to investigate operational and conceptual issues of its implementation in large-scale national writing assessment.
Goran contributes to the Sydney School of Education and Social Work in a number of substantive ways through his involvement in the Centre of Measurement and Assessment (CEMA). He has produced two lectures online for the Master of Education and has presented at Educational Measurement Interest Group meetings. He is an Associate Supervisor to a University of Sydney Master of Education (Research) and provides strategic advice to CEMA.