Dr. Ya-Ping (Amy) Hsiao is a Senior Assessment Specialist and Teacher Trainer of University Teaching Qualification and Senior University Teaching Qualification at Teacher Development. She also supports lecturers in applying grants for innovation projects in higher education. Her assessment expertise has been accredited as Fellow status by the Association of Educational Assessment – Europe.

She completed her MEd (2002) degree in Education Entrepreneurship and Management at National University of Tainan in Taiwan, MSc (2004) degree in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at University of Edinburg in United Kingdom, and MSc (2007) degree in Educational Science and Technology (Track: Educational Management, Evaluation & Assessment)  at University of Twente in the Netherlands. She completed her PhD (2016) degree in Educational Science and Technology at the Open University of the Netherlands. Her PhD thesis focused on designing peer support to facilitate collaborative knowledge sharing.


  • Quality assurance of assessment 
  • Program and course assessment design
  • Assessment and grading policies
  • Peer assessment and feedback
  • Performance and portfolio assessment (e.g, theses and internships)
  • Generalizability theory



  • Thesis assessment


  • Program assessment design
  • Assessment of academic skills

Teacher Academy and on-demand training

  • Assessment of critical thinking 
  • Assessment of group work
  • Assessment of presentation
  • Assessment of writing assignments
  • Course assessment design with grading policies
  • Formative assessment
  • Rubrics for assessment
  • Specification tables




International project on Thesis circles with

  • Rajagopal, K., KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Vrieling, Emmy E.M., Open Universiteit (the Netherlands)
  • Damen, Inge I.C.M., Open Universiteit (the Netherlands)
  • Verjans S., UC Leuven-Limburg in Diepenbeek, Belgium

Research outputs: 4 conference presentations & papers, 1 journal article 

International project on Thesis assessment with

Funded by National Chengchi University (DZ15-B4)

  • Gerard van de Watering, Policy advisor, Bachelor College, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Marthe Heitbrink, Testing and Assessment coordinator, University of Amsterdam
  • Helma Vlas, Educational advisor, teacher trainer and assessor, Centre of Expertise in learning & Teaching (CELT), University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Mei-Shiu Chiu, Professor, Department of Education, National Chengchi University, Taiwan



  • Lid beoordelingscommissie NRO Comenius Teaching Fellows
  • Fellow (2022), Practitioner (2018), & Associate (2016) Status, accredited by The Association for Educational Assessment (AEA) – Europe
  • Post-university Certificate by Interuniversity Center for Educational Research (ICO)


  • PhD in Educational Science and Technology, Open Universiteit (the Netherlands)
  • MSc in Educational Science and Technology, Twente University, The Netherlands
  • MSc in Applied Linguistics, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • MSc in Education Entrepreneurship, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
  • BA in Chinese Language and Literature Education, National University of Tainan, Taiwan

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