This course is the second in a sequence that constitutes a survey course on methods of educational measurement for students with prior statistical training. It is designed to serve students who need to become critical consumers of test scores, students whose work will not focus on measurement but who will need to make appropriate use of test scores, and students whose work may entail a focus on testing. [2011 Syllabus]
This course extends its required prerequisite, S-061A1, to advanced concepts of measurement, such as generalizability theory, item response theory, scaling, and equating. It will introduce generalizability theory as an extension of classical test theory, overview practical applications of item response theory, and describe the importance of scaling and linking for both test development and the use of accountability metrics. The course builds in application of psychometric methods to data from large-scale testing programs.