Learning outcomes

After completing the programme, you will be able to develop new assessment, measurement and evaluation tools according to the full research and development cycle of a measurement instrument.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of current paradigms and related societal debates in the field of assessment, measurement and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of classical measurement approaches as well as more modern test design techniques based on item response theory.


  • Quantitative: Apply principles & state-of-the-art statistical techniques (and software) to analyze and learn from data.
  • Design: Apply best practices, including useability studies and cognitive labs, to design and administer high quality measurement instruments.
  • Communication: Write papers, research reports and policy briefs, present posters, and deliver talks in academic and professional settings.


  • Initiate and contribute in a constructive but critical way to the discussion of existing assessment, measurement or evaluation systems, particularly as they relate to issues around validity and reliability.
Published May 4, 2017 8:44 AM - Last modified May 21, 2019 2:40 PM