Barry McGaw

Barry McGaw

Barry McGaw is Director of the Directorate for Education in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to this, he served as Deputy Director for Education in the former OECD Directorate for Education, Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs. Dr. McGaw is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, and the Australian College of Educators. He received an Australian Centenary Medal “for distinguished service through educational research and policy” in 2003. Dr. McGaw graduated in chemistry from the University of Queensland in Australia and completed his PhD in educational psychology and psychometrics at the University of Illinois in the USA. He has previously held the post of President of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the International Association for Educational Assessment. Dr. McGaw has also served as Executive Director of the Australian Council for Educational Research (a not-for-profit company with an international research and development program) and as Professor of Education at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Dr. McGaw’s research interests are in educational measurement and learning. He has had extensive experience in issues of curriculum and assessment in the upper secondary years, including selection procedures for higher education. He chaired governmental review committees dealing with these issues in two Australian states and, in a third, acted as sole reviewer and author of a public discussion document and a report with

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Education Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Paris, FRANCE