Ronald Hambleton

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Ronald Hambleton

Professor Emeritus
Executive Director, Center for Educational Assessment
Research, Educational Measurement, & Psychometrics


B.A., University of Waterloo, Canada, 1966
M.A, University of Toronto, Canada, 1967
Ph.D, University of Toronto, Canada, 1969


The College of Education mourns the loss of Ronald Hambleton, who passed away on April 28, 2022. Read more about Ron's life. Visit our In Memoriam page. Donations to a College of Education legacy fund established in Hambleton’s name can be made via MinuteFund.

Ronald K. Hambleton held the titles of Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Educational Assessment. He earned his PhD in 1969 at the University of Toronto. Professor Hambleton was a member of the faculty for 41 years. He was co-author of several textbooks including Fundamentals of Item Response Theory, and editor or co-editor of several books including International Perspectives on Academic AssessmentHandbook of Modern Item Response TheoryComputer-Based Testing and the Internet, and Adaptation of Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment, and the author of more than 600 articles in the measurement and statistics area. His research interests were in the areas of large scale assessment, test score reporting, and computer-based testing. He was the recipient of several national and international awards from ATP, NCME, APA, and AERA for his measurement research and of honorary doctorates from the University of Umea in Sweden and Oviedo University in Spain. He was a Past-President of the International Test Commission, the NCME, Division 5 of APA, and Division 2 of the IAAP.

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