Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment (MESA)

Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment (MESA)

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.

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Applied Statistics & Psychometrics, M.S.
<h3>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</h3> <ul> <li>Exposure to the latest trends in psychometric theory and research.</li> <li>Internships with national organizations such as ACT, ETS, and Cognia.</li> <li>Coursework forcuses on organizational, educational, and behavioral improvement and equity through evidence-based research.</li> </ul>
<p>Use advance data analysis and statistical expertise to improve evidence-based organizational decision-making and practices.&nbsp;</p>
Educational Researcher Educational Consultant Principal Psychometrician Project Analyst Educator Institutional Researcher
Institutional Research Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Program combines foundational courses in higher educaiton administration with the MESA department's strength in data analysis, evaluation, and research design.&nbsp;</li> <li>Quantitative and qualitative research methods coursework are included.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Prepare for a career in higher education as an institutional research officer or analyst by helping schools address institution-related questions and problems.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, & Assessment, Ph.D.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Examine institutional programs, design quantitative research studies, develop assessment instruments, and analyze organizational data to help inform policy-making.</li> <li>Research Assistantships drive students to produce conference presentations, publications, and consulting opportunities.</li> <li>Opportunities to collaborate on research with faculty to better integrate theory and practice.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Hone research methodology and data analysis skills to inform policy-making in education and other critical areas.</p>
Professor Researcher Director of Efficacy Analytics and Studies Senior Vice President of Research Director of Innovations Lab
Research and Evaluation Methods, M.A.
<h3>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</h3> <ul> <li>Students have hands-on opportunities to work on applied research and evaluation projects in a variety of settings including K-12 and higher education, social services, and public health. </li> <li>Learn ways to develop and conduct studies that honor the perspectives and experiences of marginalized populations. </li> <li>Wide selection of electives make the program customizable for each student. </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Develop data-driven skills to improve organizational decision-making and conduct vital evaluations to examine the processes and outcomes of their work.</p>
Educational Researcher Educator Data Analyst Evaluation Specialist Consultant Institutional Researcher
Undergraduate Minor: Research, Evaluation and Measurement
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</b></h3> <ul> <li>The Lynch School of Education and Human Development (LSEHD) Research, Evaluation, and Measurement minor consists of 18 credits, 12 of which may not simultaneously be counted toward the BC core or other major/minor requirements.</li> <li>The Research, Evaluation, and Measurement minor is designed to prepare students to design high-quality research studies, conduct rigorous statistical analyses, build valid survey and test instruments, and evaluate programs and policies. </li> <li>This minor will develop students' understanding of research and evaluation methods, and capacity to advance knowledge in ways that enhance the human condition and make the world more just.</li> </ul>
<p>Advance your understanding of research, evaluation and measurement tools and practices. </p>
Educational Researcher Educator Data Analyst

MESA Research Centers 

The national and international demand for sophisticated education researchers is reflected through the two world renowned MESA‐affiliated research centers:

The TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center 

The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy

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.


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