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Education Measurement and Testing


Educational measurement and testing programs teach people how to use tools that help measure student progress and learning.

Students learn how to choose and implement assessments and interpret their results. They also learn how to analyze and report test data.

Educational measurement and testing programs include topics in:


Students in educational measurement and testing programs may be able to specialize in:


To enter an educational measurement and testing program students should already have a bachelor's degree.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in education measurement and testing. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Graduate Admissions

Admission to graduate programs is highly competitive. You need a bachelor's degree, good grades, and good test scores. Your bachelor's degree may not need to be in psychology if you have taken some courses in the subject. You especially need courses in statistics.

Additional requirements at some schools include:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A bachelor's degree program in general psychology typically requires that you study the following core courses:

In addition, you usually must choose several (but certainly not all) of the following subjects. As preparation for graduate school in educational measurement and testing, the subjects nearest the top of the list are most valuable:

Graduate Program Courses

A master's degree program typically includes courses such as the following:

A doctoral degree program typically includes more courses such as the above, plus courses on research methods and advanced statistics, such as the following:

In addition, graduate programs typically require the following:

Things to Know

In graduate school, you may have opportunities to work part time as a research assistant or teaching assistant. Although either of these activities can extend the amount of time it takes to get your degree, you are paid for the work, your tuition fees may be waived, and they help build your career.


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