Research

At the forefront of innovation, our Research Department supports product development, client solutions, and advances in assessment science.

The Pacific Metrics Research Department anchors every component of our client services, assessment development, quality assurance, and institutional research initiatives. Our research team specializes in applying psychometric rigor to each project and program we develop, implement, and manage. Clients choose Pacific Metrics because our research team is well trained, nationally recognized, and experienced. Collectively, our team has published widely in the areas of educational assessment and measurement. Our work typically focuses on the intersection of item response theory, technology, and opportunities to improve the testing experience for students and educators alike. We stay current with academic strides in assessment and work to apply those effectively in the field.

We have achieved national recognition for our work in the application of Universal Design and Evidence-Centered Assessment Design principles.  Additionally, we have developed research-based solutions for our clients, including the integration of item development and automated scoring, to deliver valid, reliable items and item banks that can be effectively scored using state-of-the-art scoring technologies.

Our research services include:

Pacific Metrics works with a large military organization to provide item calibration, support for standard setting practices that result in more reliable cut scores, and recommendations for aligning assessment practices with the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing for several high stakes language testing programs, This work engages the multidisciplinary strengths of our Research and Psychometric team.

Interested in Working with the Pacific Metrics Research and Psychometrics Team?

Join the Pacific Metrics Research Team for upcoming webinars and conference presentations.

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