Maryam Wagner

MARYAM WAGNER, BSc, BEd, MEd, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Education and a program lead for the Assessment and Evaluation Unit at McGill University. Dr. Wagner completed her doctoral studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto focusing on students’ use of cognitively diagnostic feedback for advancing writing. Her research is broadly situated in educational assessment. She has participated in a variety of research investigations including tracking medical students’ learning progressions in technology-rich learning environments, a validation study of a language assessment framework, and the development and validation of a multimodal scenario-based assessment system. She was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship which she pursued at Carleton University working on diagnosing and supporting engineering students’ writing. Additionally, Maryam has acquired expertise in a range of research methods and methodologies including mixed methods research design.

Current Research Interests: Second language learning and assessment in health professions; cognitively diagnostic assessment and feedback; test design and development; relationship between intrapersonal variables and assessment use; and validity.

Email: maryam.wagner [at]

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