Matthew G. R. Courtney

Board member


Dr Matthew Courtney (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Educational Assessment and Educational Data Science. He has a broad interest in student and teacher development and learning, and social and cultural progress in developing countries. He enjoys applying quantitative methods to answer questions about education, psychology, and social development. Dr Courtney has publications in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of assessment, higher education, cyber behaviour and psychology, youth academic engagement, and quantitative research methods. He has developed extensive skills and experience in the application of IRT, multilevel modelling, value-added modelling, and structural equation modelling.


1) Courtney, M. G. R., & Chang, K. (2018). Dealing with non-normality: An introduction and step-by-step guide using R. Teaching Statistics, 40(2), 51-59. doi: 10.1111/test.12154 [Q2] R package details: Online app: 2) Courtney, M. G. R., Chang, K., Mei, B., Meissel, K. L., Rowe, L., & Issayeva, L. (2021). autopsych: An R Shiny Tool for the Reproducible Rasch Analysis, Differential Item Functioning, Equating, and Examination of Group Effects. PLOS ONE(1), 16(10): e0257683. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0257682 [Q1] GitHub: 3) Hernández-Torrano, D., & Courtney, M. G. R. (2021). Modern international large-scale assessment in education: An integrative review and mapping of the literature. Large-Scale Assessment in Education. doi: 10.1186/s40536-021-00109-1 [Q1] 4) Panadero, E., Brown, G. T., & Courtney, M. G. R. (2014). Teachers’ reasons for using self-assessment: A survey self-report of Spanish teachers. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 21(4), 365-383. doi:10.1080/0969594X.2014.919247 [Q1] 5) Courtney, M. G. R. (2013). Determining the number of factors to retain in EFA: Using the SPSS R-Menu v-2.0 to make more judicious estimations. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 18(8). doi: 10.7275/9cf5-2m72 [Q2] 6) Hernández-Torrano, D., Karabassova, L., Izekenova, Z., & Courtney, M. G. R. (2021). Mapping education research in post-Soviet countries: A bibliometric analysis. International Journal of Educational Development, 87(102502). doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2021.102502 [Q1] 7) Costley, J., Courtney, M. G. R., Fanguy, M. (2022). Online collaborative note-taking behaviors, note completeness, and course performance for a 10-week writing program. The Internet and Higher Education. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2021.100831 [Q1] 8) Qanay, G., Courtney, M. G. R., & Nam, A. (2021). Supporting teacher leadership development in schools in Kazakhstan: a mixed-methods study. International Journal of Leadership Education. doi:10.1080/13603124.2020.1869314 [Q1] 9) Lee-Morgan, J., Courtney, M. G. R., & Muller, M. (2019). New Zealand Māori-Medium Teacher Education: An Examination of Students' Academic Confidence and Preparedness. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. doi: 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1539214 [Q1] 10) Lee, K., Courtney, M. G. R., McGlashan, A., Neveldsen, P., Toso, M. (2019). Initial teacher education students’ perceptions of technology and technology education in New Zealand. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. doi: 10.1007/s10798-019-09516-6 [Q1] 11) Courtney, M. G. R. (2018). Emerging Academic and Social Spaces: Toward a Modern Understanding of International Student Integration in Australasia. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology, and Learning, 8(3), 36-47. doi: 10.4018/IJCBPL.2018070104 [Q4] 12) Kitchen, M., Jeurissen, M., Gray, S., & Courtney, M. G. R. (2017). Teacher engagement with academic reading in a post-service TESOL course. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 6(2), 260-270. doi: 10.17509/ijal.v6i2 [Q2] 3) Langdon, F., Alexander, P. A., Tesar, M., Courtney, M. G. R., & Palmer, M. (2016). Induction and mentoring in early childhood educational organizations: embracing the complexity of teacher learning in contexts. Teaching and Teacher Education, 57, 150-160. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.03.016 [Q1] 14) Chapman, C. M., Deane, K. L., Harré, N., Courtney, M. G. R., & Moore, J. (2017). Engagement and mentor support as drivers of social development in the Project K youth development program. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0640-5 [Q1 15) Deane, K., Harré, N., Moore, J., & Courtney, M. G. R. (2016). The impact of the Project K Youth Development Program on self-efficacy: a randomized control trial. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, March 6, 1-22. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0463-9 [Q1]