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Evaluation & Measurement

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Tricia Niesz
Program Coordinator

330-672-0591

tniesz@kent.edu

 
Overview

The Evaluation and Measurement Program has been designed to introduce students to theories, skills, and applications in the fields of research methodology, statistical analyses, program evaluation, assessment, and measurement/psychometrics. Our program seeks to develop specialists who can apply their knowledge about research and measurement in a variety of settings. Emphasis on theory and application prepares students to use a variety of research approaches and techniques with a mature understanding of their rationale.

 

Master's Degree Program in Evaluation & Measurement

 

Our master’s degree program is oriented to developing educators and specialists in the areas of assessment, measurement, research design, and program evaluation. The program serves teachers and administrators seeking applied measurement, research, and evaluation skills for use in PK-12 and higher education, as well as professionals seeking careers in the areas of evaluation, research, and psychometrics.

 

The program offers flexibility in course offerings such that individualized plans of study can be built around the needs and career plans of each student. Additionally, students may take coursework in the program in a variety of ways:
  • 100% online
  • 100% face-to-face
  •  a combination of online and face-to-face courses

 

Graduates of our master’s degree program have excelled in the following roles:

  • classroom teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators in PK12 schools
  • instructors and administrators at the college and university level
  • research and evaluation specialists for school districts
  • psychometricians at commercial test publishers
  • research and evaluation consultants for state and national organizations
  • research and statistics experts in the private sector

 

 

Ph.D. Program in Evaluation & Measurement


Our doctoral program seeks to develop specialists in a variety of research approaches and applications, statistical analyses, program evaluation, and measurement/psychometrics. Our doctoral students gain the expertise to teach courses at the college level, provide leadership in the conduct of research studies, and serve as consultants in research methodology and data analysis in education, industry, and government.

 

Graduates of our doctoral program have excelled in the following roles:

  • professors at the college and university level
  • research and evaluation specialists for school districts, higher education, and public and private organizations
  • assessment and measurement specialists for school districts and higher education institutions
  • psychometricians at commercial test publishers
  • research and evaluation consultants to state and national organizations
  • research and statistics experts in the private sector