Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education

The master of arts in education and human development in the field of assessment, testing, and measurement (ATM) in education degree program is designed for individuals who are entering or advancing in positions associated with assessment, testing, and measurement in diverse settings. This specialized field combines the study of human behavior with statistical analysis, testing theory, educational measurement, and evaluation. ATM is the science of measuring educational factors such as learning, preference, aptitude, and personality. ATM specialists (commonly called psychometricians) design tests that collect empirical data and quantify the personal characteristics of individuals, comparing those results within or across populations. In addition to creating assessment instruments, some psychometricians govern the tests and analyze the results.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 6 credits in electives, and completion of a written qualifying examination.

EDUC 6112Foundations of Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education
EDUC 8120Group Comparison Designs and Analyses
EDUC 8170Educational Measurement
EDUC 8171Predictive Designs and Analyses
EDUC 8175Item Response Theory
EDUC 8177Assessment Engineering
EDUC 8179Capstone Project in Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education (taken for 6 credits)
6 credits in approved electives
Elective courses should be selected in consultation with the program advisor.
A written qualifying exam (administered during the early spring semester by an ATM committee).