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Hanan Khalifa

Dr. Hanan Khalifa (PhD, University of Reading; MA, University of Cambridge; and MSc, Alexandria University & Lancaster University) is an award-winning international expert in education, assessment, and impact evaluation. She has recently joined MetaMetrics, Inc. to lead a Pan Arab initiative, namely, the development of the Arabic Lexile Framework and its constituent parts. Previously, she spent 20 years at Cambridge University Press and Assessment heading up teams and divisions working on test validation, technical research, publications, capacity development for ALTE courses’ participants, impact evaluation, education reform, partnerships, and business to government projects. Throughout her career, Hanan advised ministries of education and examination boards on language education in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Central and South America. Her academic work has benefited masters’ programs in various countries, leading to winning awards in educational innovations and for adoption by key English language testing organizations. Hanan started her career as a university lecturer before leading national assessment reform in her home country, Egypt, working with international development organizations such as USAID and DfID.