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Dr Al-Maskari holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool (UK), a Master's degree from Missouri State University (USA) and a Bachelor degree from the University of Reading (UK). Since 2008, she has held the position of Director General of Educational Evaluation at the Ministry of Education in Oman. Her election received extensive media coverage.
Dr Al-Maskari joins current IEA Standing Committee members: Dr Thierry Rocher (Chair), Dr Christian Christrup Kjeldsen (Denmark), Dr Eva Klemenčič Mirazchiyski (Slovenia), Dr Stephen Provasnik (USA), Dr Hélder Sousa and Dr Sue Thomson (Australia).