We use assessments in instruction, diagnosis, placement, promotions, credentialing, and selection decisions as well as in educational research and evaluation.

As the demand for testing and assessment has grown in education and beyond, the need for experts in the areas of psychometric and statistical research and practice, instrument development, and data analysis has exploded.

To meet this demand, students in the Research, Educational Measurement, & Psychometrics program within the College of Education learn to develop instruments such as tests, assessments, and questionnaires; use new models and methods for data collection and analysis; design sampling frameworks; collect and analyze data; and conduct research and evaluation studies.