Applied Measurement and Statistics

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

The Educational Psychology Area of UIC is pleased to announce the addition of an Applied Measurement and Statistics focus to the interdepartmental Educational Psychology specialization under the Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum and Instruction).

This focus integrates instruction in measurement, statistics, research design, and evaluation with experience gained from active involvement in research projects. Although housed in the Educational Psychology Area, students electing this focus will be educated for various academic positions and to meet the increasing accountability and evaluation needs of schools, social service organizations, health care providers, businesses, and other private and government organizations.

Course work includes such topics as classical true-score theory (CTT), generalizability theory, latent trait theory with an emphasis on Rasch measurement, instrument design and evaluation, structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, research synthesis, research methods, program evaluation, qualitative methods, non-parametric statistics, parametric statistics, standardized testing, computer-adaptive testing, philosophical foundations of educational inquiry, cognition and instruction, and social psychology of education.

Students will become proficient with major statistical and measurement programs and will be expected to participate in research, present at regional and national conferences, and publish.

Graduate assistantships may be available in the College of Education and various UIC social and health science research units. Internships may be available with Chicago based testing companies. Students may enroll on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Everett Smith at 630-996-5630 or

Applied Measurement and Statistics at University of Illinois, Chicago. Smith, E. … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2000, 14:3 p.757

Rasch Publications
Rasch Measurement Transactions (free, online) Rasch Measurement research papers (free, online) Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Applying the Rasch Model 3rd. Ed., Bond & Fox Best Test Design, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis, Wright & Masters Introduction to Rasch Measurement, E. Smith & R. Smith Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement, Thomas Eckes Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, George Engelhard, Jr. Statistical Analyses for Language Testers, Rita Green
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Journal of Applied Measurement Rasch models for measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Stave, Yale
in Spanish: Análisis de Rasch para todos, Agustín Tristán Mediciones, Posicionamientos y Diagnósticos Competitivos, Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez

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Coming Rasch-related Events
Jan. 25 - March 8, 2023, Wed..-Wed. On-line course: Introductory Rasch Analysis (M. Horton, RUMM2030),
Apr. 11-12, 2023, Tue.-Wed. International Objective Measurement Workshop (IOMW) 2023, Chicago, IL.
June 23 - July 21, 2023, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
Aug. 11 - Sept. 8, 2023, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets),


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