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PHOTO:  Sara Finney Finney speaks at alma mater

October 3, 2018

Sara Finney was invited to the University of Nebraska, her alma mater, to speak with the faculty and students of the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) graduate programs and staff from the Buros Center for Testing.

PHOTO: CMU PartnershipJMU assessment and measurement faculty partner with Carnegie Mellon

September 4, 2018

JMU faculty associated with the Assessment & Measurement PhD program and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies have formed a strategic partnership with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University to assess educational effectiveness.

PHOTO: Madison  HolzmanSara Finney consults with Macmillan Learning

August 20, 2018

Sara Finney traveled to NYC on August 7-9 to consult with The Learning Science & Insights Team at Macmillan Learning. Finney joined other members of The Impact Research Advisory Council.

PHOTO: Conferences Students present at the AERA and NCME conferences

May 2, 2018

Assessment & Measurement and Psychological Sciences students attended the annual meetings of the National Council on Measurement in Education and the American Educational Research Association in April.

PHOTO:Beth Perkins and Dr. Jie ChenA&M first year student Beth Perkins receives award for best paper

April 23, 2018

Beth Perkins, who completed her first year in the Assessment & Measurement PhD program, was presented with the Best Presentation Award from JMUís Graduate School.

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Is Assessment and Measurement right for you?

Welcome from the Director

Department Head Deborah Bandalos

As Director the Assessment and Measurement PhD program at James Madison University, and on behalf of our faculty, students, and alumni,  I thank you for your interest in our program. Our goal is to prepare students for careers as assessment professionals and psychometricians working in testing organizations, universities, and school systems; as faculty members in assessment and quantitative methods; and as quantitative research professionals working in governmental, non-profit, and for-profit organizations.

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