Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement Major

A major/degree in Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement is a program that focuses on the principles and procedures for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating tests and other mechanisms used to measure learning, evaluate student progress, and assess the performance of specific teaching tools, strategies, and curricula.

Includes instruction in psychometric measurement, instrument design, test implementation techniques, research evaluation, data reporting requirements, and data analysis and interpretation.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement (use the College Search feature and enter "educational testing” or “educational assessment” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement?

A master's degree is the most common level of education required for a career related to Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement. With this major/degree, you will be positioning yourself to work in program analysis, policy advisement or testing, or you could work for schools, educational research or testing companies.  As well, you may work for governmental education departments.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement