Dr. Anat Ben-Simon

Anat Ben-Simon
Psychometrics (educational measurement), Psychological Tests, Learning Disability, Selection Tools

Anat Ben-Simon is Senior Research Scientist and Director of Special Projects at the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation (NITE) in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Ben-Simon holds a PhD in psychology, with a specialization in psychometrics, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was project director for the Israeli NAEP from 1994 to 1999. In addition to this expertise, Dr. Ben-Simon has considerable experience with technology-based assessment. She was the coordinator of NITE's Computerized Adaptive Testing project from 1988 to 1994, which produced an adaptive version of the Psychometric Entrance Test used in Israeli university admissions. For the last three last years she has been leading the conceptualization and development of a computer based battery for the diagnosis of learning disabilities in higher education populations. In addition, she is co-director of a project to develop and evaluate a program for automatically scoring essay responses written in Hebrew.



Representative work:

Shalev, L., Ben-Simon, A., Mevorach, C., Cohe, Y. & Tsal, Y. (2010). Conjunctive CPT (CCPT) – A pure measure of sustained attention. 

Ben-Simon, A. & Bennett, R.E. (2007). Toward More Substantively Meaningful Automated Essay Scoring. Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 6(1). Retrieved [date] from http://www.jtla.org.

Budescu, D., Cohen, Y., Ben-Simon, A. (1997). A revised modified parallel analysis (RMPA) for the construction of unidimensional item pools, Applied Psychological Measurement, 21, 233-252.

Ben-Simon, A. Budescu, D., & Nevo B. (1997). A comparative study of measures of partial knowledge in multiple-choice tests. Applied Psychological Measurement, 21, 65-88.