Ebru Erberber is a principal researcher at AIR. She has 15 years of experience in large-scale comparative studies of educational achievement. In her current position, she serves in the International Activities Team as the project leader for the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), TIMSS Advanced, and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)—three international studies managed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. In this role, she provides technical and substantive review and recommendations on TIMSS and TALIS data collection instruments (e.g., achievement tests and background questionnaires), reports, and dissemination materials, and conducts analyses with the international datasets. She also supports the development process of science items and scoring guides for the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Program for International Student Assessment.
Before joining AIR, Dr. Erberber worked at the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College where she had primary responsibilities at all stages of TIMSS including development of assessment framework, achievement items, scoring guides, test booklets, data analysis, and reporting activities. Prior to that, she served as science teacher, science coordinator, and assistant principal in K-12 schools in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Erberber is fluent in English and Turkish.