Ada Woo is ACTNext’s senior director of strategy implementation and operations. Prior to joining the ACTNext team, Ada was director of measurement and testing at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). At NCSBN, she led the psychometric and research staff on the development of nursing and allied health testing programs. In 2015, Ada and her team at NCSBN successfully transitioned and adapted the NCLEX-RN licensure examination as the entry-to-practice test for registered nurses in ten jurisdictions in Canada.  This marked the first international expansion of the NCLEX program. Ada’s research interests include adaptive testing, technology enhanced item types and assessment of decision-making as it relates to job performance. She was one of the lead researchers in the next generation NCLEX examination redesign project, where the project focused on the assessment of nursing clinical-judgment on the licensure examination.

Ada has over a decade of experience in the licensure and certification testing field. In addition to her work in psychometrics and research, Ada is an active member in the assessment industry. She has served as chairs of the National Council of Measurement in Education outreach committee and the Association of Test Publishers certification and licensure division.  She is currently a member of multiple testing organization technical advisory groups. She holds a PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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