UMassAmherst: Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)
Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Research and Validity Studies

Since the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System began assessing students in 1998, the Psychometric Methods, Educational Statistics, and Research Methods (Psychometrics) concentration has had a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Education to carry out research and validity studies. With the recent signing of a new contract, this work will continue for another five years. This contract has provided graduate students in the program with the opportunity to participate in large-scale equating initiatives and conduct equating research, and carry out content and construct validity studies, item bias analyses, score reporting studies, and many other measurement related types of studies. More than 30 research papers and reports have been written.

More info about MCAS can be found at the Massachusetts Department of Education's MCAS page.


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