Psychometric Methods, Educational Statistics, and Research Methods (Psychometrics)
Faculty and Affiliates
Assistant Professor Jennifer Randall
Jennifer Randall, assistant professor, joined the faculty of the Psychometric Methods, Educational Statistics, and Research Methods (Psychometrics) concentration in September 2007. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) in 2007, and her B.A. in psychology and history (1996) and M.A.T. (1999) from Duke University. Prior to her graduate studies, Jennifer taught pre-school and hgh school social studies for several years. Her research interests primarily reflect the measurement issues and concerns she encountered as a classroom teacher which include the the grading practices/philosophies of teachers, the validity and practicality of test accommodations for students with disabilities and English language learners, and rater accuracy. Jennifer is also interested in applications of the Rasch Model. Currently, she teaches courses in research design, scale development, introductory statistics, and classroom assessment.
Dr. Randall is an active member, and has presented her work at the annual meetings, of several regional and national professional organizations including the American Educational Research Association, the National Council of Measurement in Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Northeasern Educational Research Association. She has served as co-chair of the NERA Diversity Task Force as well as a member of the NCME Website and AERA Division D Quantitative Disseration Award Committees.
Her work has been published in several academic journals including Applied Measurement in Education, Journal of Educational Measurement, Journal of Educational Research, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Journal of Special Education. In addition, she is the author or co-author to numerous book chapters as well as technical reports, and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several professional journals.