Psychometrics and Metrolytics

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Internationally renowned for the progressive application of psychometrics, the Assessment Research Centre is also leading the way in metrolytics, a rapidly maturing field.

Psychometrics is a field relating to testing, measurement and assessment in educational and psychological studies. It is concerned with developing advanced measurement models and statistical methods for providing objective measurement of skills, knowledge, attitudes, personality traits, performance and achievements.

The Assessment Research Centre has embraced metrolytics as a new direction for psychometrics which synthesises learning analytics and measurement science. The synthesis of these two fields can help tackle challenges that both face as we strive to make digital data useful to teachers and learners.

The Centre excels at both developing methodologies and applying advanced measurement methods to construct and validate instruments for assessing educational achievement.



Dr Zhonghua Zhang