Spiros Papageorgiou

Spiros Papageorgiou is a Managing Senior Research Scientist in the Center for English Language Learning and Assessment at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ. Spiros received his doctoral degree in linguistics specializing in language testing from Lancaster University, UK. He worked as a researcher and a program manager at Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (known until 2010 as the University of Michigan English Language Institute) and had primary responsibilities for leading the design and development of English assessment programs, as well as planning and conducting research to support them.

In his current position at ETS, Spiros conducts research on the assessment of English as a Second Language, primarily supporting the TOEFL family of assessments. His research interests include standard setting, particularly in relation to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference), score reporting and interpretation, and listening assessment. He has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports on these topics. He has also been an active member of the language testing community, having served as a member-at-large of the Executive Boards of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT). Spiros was the recipient of the Robert Lado Memorial Award in 2007 and the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award in 2009.