Why choose this programme?
This programme aims to train the next generation of assessment, measurement and evaluation specialists, combining technical and analytical skills with communication and representation skills.
Relevant to Society
Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation are at the heart of modern society, where quality assurance of education and grading is crucial, where testing practices at school are debated in the media, and where accountability questions ask for evidence-based policy and decision making. In addition, lifelong learning and professional development of practitioners working with test development, analysing data or selection processes of all kinds is highly important for job recruitment, up-to-date work quality and promotion. More on assessment, measurement and evaluation.
State of the Art
Developing new assessment, measurement and evaluation tools requires completing the full research and development cycle of an instrument
- creative design, piloting, cognitive labs
- sampling and data collection
- data analysis, reporting and communication of results
- maintenance of the instrument, monitoring of short- and long-term consequences of its use, and redesign.
The programme intends to train you in all these aspects with attention to historical traditions, but also including new cutting edge technology such as computerized adaptive testing.
Assessment, measurement and evaluation systems are the result of interdisciplinary teamwork, where quantitative research expertise intersects with content knowledge and background information, where people connect with technology, and where theory meets practice, all within boundaries set by end-users and the target audience being assessed, measured or evaluated. Hence, you will be explicitly spending time on developing and enhancing your methodological research toolkit and practicing analytical and communication skills during the master programme to facilitate this endeavour.
- This combination of so-called hard and soft skills provides you with a big plus on the current job market.
The academic programme is directly connected to acitivities and applications in government and industry, with guest lecturers from private enterprises, research institutes, and governmental or non-governmental agencies to address current issues and debates.
- international partners
- Norwegian partners: Kompetanse Norge; NIFU Nordic Institute for Studies of Innovation, Research, and Education; Naturfagsenteret (University of Oslo); National Centre for Reading Education and Research (University of Stavanger)
In context of your master's thesis, you can work on problems and projects from these partners.
This study programme brings together students, teachers, and partner organizations from across the world.
- The language of education in the master programme will be English
- The involved academic staff consists of national and international scholars currently coming from many different countries spread out across the continents. This will allow us to give you a Norwegian, a Nordic, and an international perspective on assessment, measurement and evaluation.