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Mission Statement

ERME Mission Statement

Drawing on the Lynch School aspiration to “enhance the human condition, to expand the human imagination, and to make the world more just”…

The mission of the ERME program is to…

  • Contribute to: national and international efforts to solve critical educational and human problems in a diverse global community…
  • Educate: the next generation of scholars and practitioners who will engage in reflective social inquiry…
  • Foster: meaningful scholarly inquiry into both theoretical and applied aspects of social systems…
  •  Advance: creative approaches to important measurement, evaluation, and research problems in educational and other social science fields… 
  • Provide students with: the necessary theoretical and applied skills and experience to become research and evaluation leaders in their professional fields…
  • Prepare students to: make original and substantive contributions to the fields of measurement, evaluation, and statistics…

In service of this mission…

  • The ERME program is committed to: …high quality, rigorous, collaborative, and equity-minded research, teaching, and mentoring…
  • The ERME program trains students in:  …state-of-the-art statistical, research, and evaluation methods…
  •  Students in ERME develop expertise in:  …research methodology, measurement, evaluation, and applied statistics…
  • ERME faculty members have expertise in: classroom and large-scale assessment, measurement and item response theory, factor analysis and structural equation modeling, categorical data analysis, multilevel modeling, generalized linear models, program evaluation, psychometrics, etc.
  • Graduates of the ERME program find employment in: colleges, universities, research centers, testing agencies, school systems, ministries of education and other government agencies, and industry…
  • Students completing the doctoral/masters degree are capable of: conducting independent research and evaluation, constructing measurement instruments, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data, and contributing to the theory of research and evaluation methodology…