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University of Connecticut Neag School of Education Department of Educational Psychology

Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment

Overview

The graduate programs in Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment (MEA) leads to an M.A. or Ph.D degree in Educational Psychology. The program is designed for educators and practitioners who wish to become more knowledgeable about measurement, evaluation and assessment practices in schools and other formal or informal educational settings.

The Master’s program emphasizes the application of measurement, assessment, and evaluation theory and procedures. We encourage students to supplement their MEA coursework with courses in other discipline areas that best suit their individual goals and objectives.

The Ph.D. program in Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment integrates theory and practice to promote the scientific uses of measurement within the field of education and related disciplines. Coursework focuses on current and emerging topics including instrument development, classical and modern measurement theory and applications, multivariate statistical techniques, multilevel modeling, sampling methodology, and educational assessment. Emphasis is on the development of professional competencies in these areas. Student/faculty interactions are strongly encouraged in order to promote research excellence leading to significant contributions to the field.