As a founding member of a new charter school in Los Angeles, Minh helped develop the fifth grade curriculum from scratch. His 89 students outperformed district averages by double-digit percentages in both math and science. Minh is still involved in education, but in a corporate role. He’s the Director of Research and Academic Partnerships at EF Education First, where he works with ministries of education and universities on large-scale language assessment and research projects. He was part of a global team that launched the EF Standard English Test (EFSET), the world’s first free standardized English test. He has flown all over the world—23 countries and counting—to promote the EFSET and speak about research and innovation at EF.
Minh N. Tran
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I work with global ministries of education on large training and assessment projects. My time teaching informs my suggestions to policy makers. It gives me credibility with EF executives and teachers, education leaders, and government officials. I have also led global teacher recruitment, satisfaction, and training projects.
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