|S. Kanageswari Suppiah Shanmugam,is a senior lecturer at the School of Education and Modern Languages, UUM College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education with double majors in Mathematics and English, her Mastes’s Degree in Psychometrics and Educational Measurement and her doctoral degree in Psychometrics and Educational Evaluation all from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
She served as a teacher for 14 years before joining SEAMEO RECSAM as a Mathematics Education Specialist where she conducted research, mainly on secondary data analyses related to international assessments. She is an active member of the National Council on Measurement in Education, associate member of Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP)and a committee member of the Malaysian Psychometrics Association. Her specialisation is in educational measurement focussing on reliability and validity issues in cross-cultural assessments. She has been actively involved in the education field for almost two decades and is a reviewer for many local and international journals like International Journal of Testing, International Education Studies, Journal Asian Education Action Research and Asian Social Science. She has also served as the associate editor for the book on TIMSS 2007: What Can We Learn and editor for the book TIMSS 2011: What Can We Learn Together, and has conducted several colloquia on TIMSS, Higher-order Thinking Skills (HOTs) and HOTs Item Development. She has also published a book on Malaysian students’ misconceptions in TIMSS mathematics items, and numerous articles in related fields, in addition to presenting papers in international conferences. She is also in the International Advisory Panel for the South East Asia Mathematics Education Journal (SEAMEJ).