Ahyoung Alicia Kim is a researcher at WIDA where she conducts validation research of ACCESS for ELLs and other WIDA assessments. Her research interests include language assessment, child bilingualism, second language literacy development, and computer-assisted language learning.
Prior to joining WIDA, Alicia was a post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University, conducting research on Child Bilingualism. She also led research on large-scale English proficiency exams at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. Over the years, she has taught MA TESOL students and adult ELLs both in the US and abroad.
Alicia holds an Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Texas–Austin, and a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and nature.
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