With a focus on solving critical, global problems, our Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment programs integrate state-of-the-art research design, statistical methods, and testing. Students collaborate with faculty who are active practitioners, internationally recognized for their influential work in communities.
Coursework blends theory and application, preparing students for careers in government, testing organizations, nonprofits, and schools.
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 MESA program is to:
In service of this mission:
The national and international demand for sophisticated education researchers is reflected through the two world renowned MESA‐affiliated research centers:
The Center conducts comparative studies in math, science, and reading educational achievement throughout the world under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
CSTEEP conducts its work on both small and large scales, working with individual schools, districts, states, as well as countries to advance educational testing practices and policy, and to improve the quality and fairness of education.