This 15-month program is designed for individuals who are entering or advancing in positions associated with assessment, testing, and measurement in diverse settings. The program offers the nation's premier graduate training in psychometric and statistical methods taught by faculty who are engaged in world-class research. Students are mentored through all phases of the research process and become trained in modern analytical methods.
Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Assessment, Testing and Measurement in Education:
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. For international students required to maintain full-time status, additional credits may be necessary due to course sequencing and offerings available each semester. Please consult with the faculty to clarify the classes which may be needed to fulfill full time status.
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
6 credits in approved electives which should be selected in consultation with the program advisor.
A written qualifying exam (administered during the early spring semester by an ATM committee).
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 Whether you are interested in test scores for fifth graders across a school district, productivity of employees in a corporate context, the results of a pool of students taking a graduate entrance exam, or a sampling of patients in a counseling center, the ATM degree will train you to design, use, and interpret educational assessments.
Specialists are working in:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the field is s projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. BLS States: " Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions."