Dr Samantha Pickering

BA(Hons), PhD
Honorary Associate
+61 2 9351 6383
+61 2 9351 5027
Education Building A35 / 328
The University of Sydney

Samantha Pickering is Head of Measurement and Research Services at the NSW Education Assessment Authority (NESA). She provides the Centre for Educational Measurement and Assessment at Sydney School of Education and Social Work with advice. Dr Pickering will soon commence co-supervising of Higher Degree Research students. She lectures in postgraduate units of study offered under various Master of Education designations and collaborates in research projects that investigate constructing and validating measurement scales for cognitive and non-cognitive constructs. 

University Medal in Bachelor of Arts, The University of Sydney, 1997

  • Head of Measurement and Research Services, NSW Education and Assessment Authority (NESA)

Journal Articles
  • Bennett, J., Tognolini, J., & Pickering, S. (2012). "Establishing and applying performance standards for curriculum-based examinations." Assessment in Education: Principles Policy and Practice, 19, 321-339. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969594X.2011.614219 
  • MacCann, R., Eastment, B., & Pickering, S. (2002). "Responding to free response examination questions: Computer versus pen and paper." British Journal of Educational Technology, 33, 173-188. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8535.00251
  • Pickering, S. & Repacholi, B. (2001). "Modifying children’s gender-typed musical instrument preferences: The effects of gender and age." Sex Roles, 45, 623-643. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1014863609014