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George Engelhard

  • Professor, Department of Educational Psychology (Quantitative Methodology)

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Areas of Expertise

  • Educational measurement and policy
  • Rasch Measurement Theory
  • Invariant measurement in the human sciences

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Research Summary

Professor Engelhard's research has focused on a variety of topics including: the role of assessment in improving educational processes; Rasch measurement theory; rater-mediated assessments; history of measurement theory; assessment of written composition; development of affective human characteristics; teacher assessment; and certification testing. Among his current research are projects on the following: models of judgment for educational assessments; examination of rater effects in a variety of contexts; and standard setting on high-stakes performance assessments.


Professor Engelhard received his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago. He is co-editor of four books, and the author or co-author of over 150 journal articles, book chapters, and monographs. He serves on national technical advisory committees on educational measurement and policy for several states including Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington. He is a past president of the Georgia Educational Research Association. Professor Engelhard has received numerous awards and fellowships including a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Fellowship Award, a Lilly Post-Doctoral Teaching Award, and a Writing Across the Curriculum Project Award. Currently, he is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis The University of Chicago 1985