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John de Jong

John H.A.L. de Jong is Vice President Test Development at Pearson. He has over 30 years experience in language testing.

John graduated in General Linguistics, French and English languages from Leiden University and obtained a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement from Twente University. He holds a chair in Language Testing at the VU University Amsterdam, and has published articles and books on language assessment and educational measurement.

John has specialized in empirical scaling and the development of internationally standardized reporting scales of language proficiency. He was involved in developing the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Before starting his career in language testing, John had been teaching French for seven years in secondary schools.

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