The Pearson Center for Applied Psychometric Research

NEWS

March 26, 2014:
Michael Kolen, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Measurement at the University of Iowa will present "Criteria in Equating Research"
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OUR MISSION

The Pearson Center for Applied Psychometric Research is dedicated to providing cutting edge statistical and psychometric research and evaluation services to further educational improvements at the K-12 and higher education levels and to inform educators, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the education process.



Created in the fall of 2009 with a generous endowment from the Pearson Foundation, the Pearson Center for Applied Psychometric Research at the University of Texas at Austin is a collaborative effort between the Pearson Foundation and the department of Educational Psychology within the College of Education to improve assessment practices.


Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series is an annual event that will bring in expert researchers in the fields of psychometrics, statistics, and research design to the University of Texas at Austin to discuss advances and new findings in their fields. These lectures will focus on various aspects of educational testing and the resulting implications for policy and practices.
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Services and Research

Typical research projects include predictive validity studies, incremental validity studies, comparisons of various scoring methods, assessment of competing measurement models, the impact of violations of model assumptions and comparison of various student groups.
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