Master's in Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education

Drive Decisions with Data

Whether you are looking to analyze student achievement in a school district, productivity of employees, or a sampling of patients in a counseling lab, expertise in data driven decision making is critical. Assessment, Testing, and Measurement (ATM) in Education combines statistical analysis, testing theory, the study of human behavior, educational measurement, and evaluation into the science of measuring educational/behavioral factors such as learning, preferences, aptitude, and personality. Train to develop and manage dynamic, data-based strategies that generate organizational success for corporate, educational, and non-profit operations.

 

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Accommodating
Courses are scheduled once a week in late afternoons and evenings (Monday-Thursday) to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, and for internship experiences.

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Leading Faculty
Learn firsthand from faculty who are engaged in world-class assessment research and are leading the way in the training of psychometric and statistical methods.

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Graduate Certificate Offered
Enhance your resume by earning a graduate certificate in ATM first, and then apply those credits toward your Master's in ATM.*
*All requirements must be met and student accepted to the master's program

 

 

 

The GW Advantage

There is no better place to study than in the heart of our nation's capital, Washington, DC. With close proximity to the White House, World Bank, Federal Agencies, and Professional Associations students are provided with rich environments to work, attend scholarly events and hone their analytical skills. This 15-month program offers the nation's premier graduate training in psychometric and statistical methods.

 

 

 

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 Program at a Glance

Degree Awarded:

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

Department:

Educational Leadership

Course Delivery:

Main Campus

Program Entry:

Spring, Summer, Fall

Curriculum
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 24 credits in required courses, 6 credits in elective courses, and completion of a written qualifying examination.
Required
EDUC 6112 Foundations of Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education
EDUC 8120 Group Comparison Designs and Analyses
EDUC 8170 Educational Measurement
EDUC 8171 Predictive Designs and Analyses
EDUC 8175 Item Response Theory
EDUC 8177 Assessment Engineering
EDUC 8179 Capstone Project in Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education (taken for 6 credits)
Electives
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)

 

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 Apply Now

The Master's in ATM program is not currently accepting applications. For more information or to inquire about similar programs, contact the GSEHD Admissions Team at education@gwu.edu or 202-994-9283.

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the online application form as well as the following required supporting documents. There is no application fee.

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree

  • Resume

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

*Additional application requirements may exist for international applicants.

View more details about requirements  

The Master's in ATM program is not currently accepting applications. For more information or to inquire about similar programs, contact the GSEHD Admissions Team at education@gwu.edu or 202-994-9283.

 

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 Tuition & Financial Aid


We know embarking upon graduate school is a big decision - due in part to the costs of attending. At GW, we understand the time and thought behind making graduate school work for you. Please take a moment to learn more about the options and opportunities available to help fund your graduate education.

Learn more about scholarships, grants & financial aid 

Graduate tuition is charged per credit hour, unless otherwise noted. Rates vary by program and location.

The tuition rate* for the Master's in Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education program is $1,870 per credit hour. This program requires 30 credits.

Please note: Additional fees may apply for international students, late fees, etc. Current tuition rates may be updated during the year.

*Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

View the current fee chart  

Scholarships are available to eligible admitted students. Review eligibility requirements and learn more about funding your education >

 

 

Shonai Someshwar headshot
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I was in the process of developing a career path in psychometrics when I came across the Assessment, Testing, and Measurement program at GSEHD. I am so glad that I chose this program in particular because the faculty were fantastic! They gave me a sense of direction and helped me set the stage for my doctoral work.

SHONAI SOMESHWAR (MA '18)
Master's in Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education

 

 

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 Career Outlook


Specialists in this field (psychometricians) plan and design tests that collect empirical data and quantify the personal characteristics of individuals, comparing those results within or across populations. The field continues to grow due to more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions.

Potential Career Opportunities & Employment Settings
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Specialists are working in:

  • School or School Districts: Education ATM specialists work directly with teachers administering tests, assessing test results, and developing educational plans for improving test scores. Child development organizations and agencies: ATM specialists are relied on in the study of childhood development. Psychometric tests help teachers, parents, and psychologists identify learning deficiencies and giftedness in preschool and elementary school-aged children.
  • Online Sector: Today, many ATM specialists develop online testing and analysis. Universities, government agencies, school districts, private testing companies, and direct-to-consumer testing businesses are all interested in the research and application of web- based testing and assessment.
  • Private sector: Corporations commonly employ ATM specialists to assess potential employees to determine personality fit for the company, a factor that may be weighed just as heavily as skill set or experience.
  • Psycho-social, behavioral and substance abuse: Counselors use psychometric evaluations to determine people’s motivations, personality traits, and levels of dependency.
  • Monitoring & Evaluating Research: ATM specialists are needed in institutions of higher education, research-oriented organizations, federal research agencies, or non-profit organizations which are doing monitoring and/or evaluation research.

 

 

Program Faculty

Dr. Jaehwa Choi

Associate Professor, Educational Research

(202) 994-2602
Dr. William Dardick

Associate Professor, Educational Research

(202) 994-1980
Dr. Brandi Weiss

Associate Professor, Educational Research

(202) 994-4362

 

 

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