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Data Analysis, Assessment, and Research in Education

12 months
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20380 USD/year
20380 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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About

The Data Analysis, Assessment, and Research in Education program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is ideal for students seeking to understand the fundamental underpinnings of educational assessment and research and to apply this knowledge in the use of assessments and to inform policy in education.

Overview

Many students pursue this advanced training to complement work they currently do in schools, departments of education, or testing agencies. The program consists of five required/core courses in statistics, research methods, test theory, and social justice education. Students then customize their program of study by selecting (7) elective courses from the research methods, measurement theory, statistics, and/or policy domains.

Core Competencies

The core competencies for the Data Analysis, Assessment, and Research in Education program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst include the ability to:

  • Use and apply basic statistics
  • Understand research methods used in quantitative research in education
  • Understand the fundamentals of educational assessment development, both in large-scale contexts as well as at the classroom level
  • Apply basic concepts of reliability and validity to educational assessments
  • Understand how to choose appropriate assessment methods
  • Understand how to administer, score, and interpret assessments
  • Understand how to use assessment results to make decisions about students, curricula, or instruction
  • Communicate assessment results and interpretation to a broad audience
  • Recognize unethical, illegal, and inappropriate assessment methods and use of assessment information
  • Understand how knowledge of assessment can be used to inform policy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Computer Analysis
  • Psychometrics
  • Classical Test Theory
  • Educational Research Methods
  • Group Design
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Cover Letter outlining interest in the field and previous experience
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL (if first language is not English)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4671 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Amherst Center

1228 - 2543 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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