GMAC's Chris Han Receives Early Career Scholar Award From National Council on Measurement in Education

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - May 8, 2012) - Kyung (Chris) Han, a psychometrician and senior research manager at the Graduate Management Admission Council, received the Alicia Cascallar Award for outstanding paper by an early career scholar by the National Council on Measurement in Education. Han accepted the award at the NCME annual meeting in Vancouver in April.

Han's paper, presented at the NCME meeting last year, proposes an "item pocket" approach to computer adaptive testing and explores the possibility that it could create a less restrictive testing environment while retaining measurement accuracy.

"We are extremely proud of Chris for his work on behalf of not only GMAC and the GMAT exam but also the entire standardized testing field," said Peg Jobst, executive vice president of the Graduate Management Admission Council, about Han's achievement, which includes a $1,000 cash award. "We are grateful to NCME for recognizing Chris' accomplishments at this stage in his young career."

Han earned a PhD in psychometrics in 2008 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a BA in business administration from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea.

About GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council® ( is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide dedicated to creating access to and disseminating information about graduate management education. GMAC is based in Reston, Virginia, and has regional offices in London (U.K.), New Delhi (India) and Hong Kong. The GMAT® exam was created in 1954 and is used by more than 5,300 graduate management programs at approximately 2,000 business schools around the world to assess applicants. The GMAT -- the only standardized test designed expressly for graduate business and management programs worldwide -- is continuously available at more than 600 test centers in over 111 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at