Biography Francisca Calderón

Statistical Engineer at the University of Santiago de Chile. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Statistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her research has focused on polytomous data, especially those that are generated from instruments focused on the measurement of latent variables: perceptions and attitudes in individuals. She has participated in the methodological construction of Indicators of quality in education, in particular in the indexes that provide information related to the personal and social development of the students , in a complementary way to the results of the Simce test and to the achievement of the Learning Standards. Her research interests are related to test equating, item response models  for polytomous data, educational measurement, and psychometrics.