Martin Hooper is a principal researcher at AIR. Since joining AIR in October 2018, Dr. Hooper has been involved in researching NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) and international large-scale assessment methodologies with a special focus on context questionnaires and trend analysis. Dr. Hooper also supports the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the management of U.S. participation in international assessments such as TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Study), provides workshops on international assessment methodology, and conducts technical reviews for NAEP and international publications such as PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).
Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Hooper was the assistant research director, TIMSS and PIRLS Questionnaire Development and Policy Studies, at the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center (2012-2018), where he oversaw context questionnaire development and reporting across the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) international assessments. Dr. Hooper led the development of the context questionnaire surveys for these studies, co-authored the international results reports, and edited the Methods and Procedures technical reports.
Dr. Hooper’s research focuses on international and national large scale assessments with expertise in survey development, analysis of survey data, and trend analysis. He was awarded the IEA’s 2018 Bruce H. Choppin Memorial Award for outstanding dissertation. Dr. Hooper has also worked as an adjunct professor of survey methods at Boston College. He speaks Spanish in addition to English.
Ph.D., Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment (MESA), Boston College; M.Ed., Foundation Studies in Education and M.Sc., Applied Social Research, Trinity College Dublin; B.A., Political Science, Loyola University Chicago