Sarah Goodwin, Ph.D.

Dr. Sarah Goodwin makes language tests.

Sarah's bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees are all in linguistics. She works as an Assessment Scientist at Duolingo. Her broad research interests include language and literacy acquisition and evaluation. Sarah's research has appeared in Assessing Writing, Language Assessment Quarterly, and Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to Duolingo, Sarah was a postdoctoral research associate in Michigan State University's Early Language and Literacy Investigations Laboratory (ELLI Lab). There, she conducted psychometric analyses on federally-funded grants to develop English and Spanish assessments for ages 3 to 7. She also taught doctoral qualitative research methods. She completed her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University, where she worked as the English Testing Coordinator and taught English as a second language (ESL) and linguistics courses. Before pursuing graduate studies, Sarah also worked for five years in the University of Michigan English Language Institute. She has developed and scored test items for dual language learners of English and other languages, and for examinees with limited speech and/or language production.

Sarah Goodwin's Curriculum Vitae (CV)