UV9293 – Item Response Theory

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Course content

UV9293 is taught alongside the master's level course MAE4120 Item Response Theory. The contents of the course, schedule and reading list are the same as for MAE4120.

Please see the course page for MAE4120 for a detailed description of the course contents and learning outcomes.

It is strongly recommended that the students in UV9293 attend all lectures, seminars and labs, and that they complete the lab exercises.


There is a limited number of seats due to joint teaching with the master’s level version of the course.

PhD candidates at the Faculty of Educational Sciences will be given priority, but it is also possible for others to apply for the course.

The deadline for registration is January 17, 2022.

Candidates admitted to a PhD-program at the Faculty of Educational Sciences (UV) can apply in StudentWeb.

Other applicants can apply by filling out this electronic form.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Basic knowledge of R is required.


Organizer: CEMO (Centre for Educational Measurement at University of Oslo)

Coordinator/Responsible: Björn Andersson

Teaching: Joint teaching with the master level version of the course, MAE4120.

Schedule and literature: please see the semester pages


To obtain 5 credits, 80 % attendance, successful completion of the mandatory assignments and paper is required.

A more specific description of the mandatory assignments and paper will be given at the course.

Previous assignments and grading guides ("sensorveiledning")

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

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