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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

  • Evaluation of the "Essential for Some, Good for All" initiative in the Province of Ontario.
  • Linking performance on the NAEP mathematics assessment to instructional practices.
  • Comparison of the impact of signature programs at BC on student outcomes.
  • Investigating the sensitivity of value-added analysis to choices of scales and models


Dr. Henry Braun

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. Henry Braun

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. Henry Braun

 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. Henry Braun

Dr. Ina Mullis

  • TIMSS--International assessments of mathematics and science at 4th and 8th grades
  • TIMSS Numeracy--International mathematics assessment at the primary level for economically developing countries
  • TIMSS Advanced--International assessments of advanced mathematics and physics at 12th grade
  • PIRLS--International assessment of reading at 4th grade
  • ePIRLS--International assessment of online reading at 4th grade
  • PIRLS Literacy--International reading assessment at the primary level for economically developing countries


Dr. Henry Braun

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. Henry Braun

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. Henry Braun

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.


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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