Craig Wells

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Craig Wells

Associate Director for the Center for Educational Assessment
Research, Educational Measurement, & Psychometrics


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N116 Furcolo


B.A., Castleton State College, 1993
M.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2000
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2004


Craig S. Wells is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Research and Evaluation Methods Program and also serves as Associate Director in the Center for Educational Assessment. Dr. Wells received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2004 in Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology. Professor Wells teaches courses in statistical methods and structural equation modeling. His research interests include the study of non-parametric item response models, detection of differential item functioning or item bias, and assessment of IRT model fit. He also has a keen interest in the philosophy of science and its applications.


Quantitative Methods; Item Response Theory; Model Fit; Differential Item Functioning; Hypothesis Testing; Philosophy of Science

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