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  • Measurement and Statistics

    Ranked as one of the top 20 Educational Psychology graduate programs in the country, our Measurement and Statistics program will prepare you to work with data and the statistical and measurement tools that inform us about education — about schools, students, teachers and how they perform.

    The master’s degree in Measurement and Statistics provides a theoretical and research background, but its emphasis is on building preliminary skills in measurement theory, statistical analysis, and evaluation. This degree can also complement a higher degree in a related discipline, such as Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, or Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies.

    The doctoral degree in Measurement and Statistics emphasizes both advanced instruction and direct experience with measurement and applied statistics issues.

    Learn more about the research and teaching interests of our Measurement & Statistics faculty members by clicking on their names below:

    • Russell Almond:  Evidence-centered assessment design (ECD), Bayesian networks, Bayesian computation. Courses recently taught: EDF 5400 Basic Inferential and Descriptive Statistics; EDF 5404 Bayesian Data Analysis; EDF 5448 Scale and Instrument Development; EDF 5484 Educational Data Analysis; EDF 6937 Missing Data Analysis
    • Betsy Becker: Meta-analysis methods, large-scale assessment, and teacher qualifications. Courses recently taught: EDF5401 General Linear Models; EDF7489 Meta-analysis; EDF6937 Survey Research
    • Insu Paek: Psychometric methods, item response modeling,  and test score equating. Courses recently taught: EDF 5401 General linear modeling; EDF 5402 ANOVA; EDF 5432 Measurement Theory I; EDF 5434 Measurement Theory II
    • Yanyun Yang:  Factor analysis, structural equation modeling, psychometrics. Courses recently taught: EDF 5406 Multivariate Analysis Applications; EDF 5409 Causal Modeling; EDF 6937 Advanced Structural Equation Modeling; EDF 6937 Measurement Invariance Analysis
    • Qian Zhang:  Longitudinal data analysis, multilevel modeling, missing data problems, and Bayesian analysis. Courses recently taught: EDF 5401 General linear modeling; EDF 7418 Multilevel Modeling; EDF 6937 Longitudinal Data Analysis
    • Salih Binici: Test theory, large-scale assessment, and multilevel modeling. Binici is head of the Psychometric Office at the Florida Department of Education. Courses recently taught: EDF 5400 Basic Descriptive and Inferential Statistics; EDF 5401 General Linear Models; EDF 5402 Advanced Topics in Analysis of Variance Applications; EDF 5435 Theory of Scaling and Equating; EDF 6057  Large-Scale Assessment

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    In order to meet minimum University admission requirements, an applicant must have:

    • A bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA – An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor’s degree
    • A graduate degree with at least a 3.5 GPA – Applicants for PhD programs must have an earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA).
    • GRE test scores – Official test results are required from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Educational Testing Service (ETS) does not retain scores longer than five years. If your test scores are older than five years, you may have to retake the test to have official scores sent directly to FSU from the testing agency. If you have the official report that was mailed to your home address for older scores, then FSU will accept that report. FSU Institution Code: 5219.

    Target Scores:
    Verbal – 50th percentile
    Quantitative – 50th percentile
    Analytical – 30th percentile

    • Language proficiency test scores International applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not studied in an English-speaking country for at least an academic year, must submit language proficiency test scores.

    Target Scores:
    TOEFL (paper-based) – 550
    TOEFL (internet-based) – 80
    IELTS – 6.5
    MELAB – 77

    • Transcripts Applicants must submit an official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college and/or university attended to the Office of Admissions:

    Florida State University
    Office of Admissions
    282 Champions Way
    P.O. Box 3062400
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

    For this program, the following supporting documents must be uploaded to the Admissions Application Portal:

    • Personal Statement (1 required) The personal statement should describe you purpose for pursuing a degree, qualifications, and long-term career goals and should be no more than 3 pages in length.
    • Letters of Recommendation (3 required)
      • Letters of recommendation should be written by persons who are in a position to comment on the likelihood of your success within the department.
      • International students may, if they wish, substitute Confidential Report forms for letters of recommendation.
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (1 required)
    • Unofficial Transcripts Include transcripts from all colleges attended. Uploading a copy will expedite the review process, though you must still send official copies to the Office of Admissions.

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    • Fall deadline: July 1
    • Spring deadline: November 1
    • Summer deadline: March 1

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    Our distinct program is designed to prepare you to serve in the following types of professional positions:

    • Professor in measurement and statistics at a college or university
    • Psychometrician for a commercial testing firm
    • Educational measurement and/or educational statistics specialist for a test publisher or governmental licensing, certification, or assessment unit
    • Director of measurement activities for a school or school system
    • Measurement and educational statistics expert for a regional educational laboratory

    Our graduates are currently employed by national organizations such as Harcourt Assessment, NCS Pearson, the American Association of Medical Colleges (sponsor of the Medical College Admissions Test), and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Graduates hold academic positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Costa Rica, among others.

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