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educational research, measurement, and evaluation

Current ERME Faculty Research Projects

Each faculty member has their own webpage with research interests, selected publications, current CV, and more.  Click the links below to visit these sites.

Dr. Henry Braun


Dr. Henry Braun

Assessment and accountability

Technical issues in test-based indicators for accountability

Inequality of opportunity

Analysis of international large-scale assessment surveys

  Test design and analysis



Dr. Nathaniel J.S. Brown

Dr. Nathaniel J. S. Brown

Quantitative methods, including measurement, psychometrics, statistics, and research design

Qualitative methods, including video analysis, interaction analysis, and cognitive ethnography

Embedded classroom assessment for learning and large-scale standardized assessment of learning

Conceptual change and embodied cognition in the learning sciences and science education



Dr. Zhushan Mandy Li

Dr. Zhushan Mandy Li

Ongoing research projects study measurement models and estimation methods with the application to survey data, educational measurement data, and quality of life research data.







Dr. Larry Ludlow

 Dr. Larry Ludlow

Lag-3 and Lag-6 autocorrelations in course evaluations

Suppressor variable effects

Teacher preparation system mapping through multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis

Measuring Engagement through Rasch-based scenarios





Dr. Ina Mullis

Dr. Ina Mullis

Large-scale assessment methods in international, national and state contexts

Innovative approaches to measuring student skills and understandings, evaluating progress in performance, and analyzing achievement data

Policy uses of assessment information to increase student learning




Dr. Laura O'Dwyer

Dr. Laura O'Dwyer

Using large-scale data to examine the student, teacher, and school correlates of academic performance and attainment.

Propensity score analyses with observational data to support causal inferences.

Experimental research for examining the effects of educational interventions on student and teacher outcomes.      




Dr. Michael Russell

Dr. Michael Russell

Innovative uses of computer-based technologies and applications of Universal Design to enhance

educational testing and assessment

Large-scale assessment and test  design

Computer-based testing

Accessible Portable Item Protocol (APIP) Standards and assessment interoperability standards



Dr. Lauren Saenz

Dr. Lauren Saenz

Ongoing research in democratic theories of education, policy, and evalutation, evaluation research as a public good, race-conscious education policies, and mixed methods educational research.



Learn about the ERME Faculty's most recent accomplishments 

ERME Faculty Scholars 2016



Retired Faculty

Dr. Joseph Pedulla, retired 2013

Dr. Walt Haney, retired 2011



Dr. Albert Beaton, Augustus C. Long Distinguished Professor Chair

Dr. George Madaus, Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy Chair

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