Okan Bulut

Okan Bulut

Assistant Professor

Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME)
6-110 Education North
780-492-1318 (fax)

Research and Interests

Dr. Bulut's primary research areas are centered on educational and psychological measurement, psychometric techniques, and technology integration in educational assessments. Specifically, his current research interests include computerized adaptive and computer-based testing, formative feedback and score reporting in educational assessments, automated item generation, and technology-enhanced assessments (e.g., data visualization and innovative test items).

Representative Publications & Presentations

Desjardins, C. D., & Bulut, O. (Forthcoming). Handbook of educational measurement and psychometrics using R. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Bulut, O., & Desjardins, C. D. (2017). profileR: Profile Analysis of Multivariate Data in R. [Computer software]. Available from http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=profileR. 

Bulut, O., Guo, Q., & Gierl, M. J. (2017). A structural equation modeling approach for examining position effects in large-scale assessments. Large-Scale Assessments in Education, 5(8), 1-20. doi:10.1186/s40536‑017‑0042‑x

Bulut, O., Davison, M. L., & Rodriguez, M. C. (2017). Estimating between-person and within-person subscore reliability with profile analysis. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 52(1), 86-104. doi:10.1080/00273171.2016.1253452

Bulut, O., Lei, M., & Guo, Q. (2017). Item and testlet position effects in computer-based alternate assessments for students with disabilities. International Journal of Research & Method in Education. doi:10.1080/1743727X.2016.1262341

Arce-Ferrer, A. J., & Bulut, O. (2017). Investigating separate and concurrent approaches for item parameter drift in 3PL IRT equating. International Journal of Testing, 17(1), 1-22. doi:10.1080/15305058.2016.1227825

Lee, S., Bulut, O., & Suh, Y. (2016). Multidimensional extension of multiple indicators multiple causes models to detect DIF. Educational and Psychological Measurement. doi:10.1177/0013164416651116

Cormier, D. C., Bulut, O., Singh, D., Kennedy, K. E., Wang, K., Heudes, A., & Lewka, A. J. (2016). A comprehensive examination of the linguistic demand of cognitive test directions administered to school-age populations. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. doi:10.1177/0734282916678336

Van Boekel, M., Bulut, O., Stanke, L., Zamora, J. P. R., Jang, Y., Kang, Y., & Nickodem, K. (2016). Effects of participation in school sports on academic and social functioning. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 46, 31-40. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2016.05.002

Latifi, S., Bulut, O., Gierl, M. J., Christie, T., & Jeeva, S. (2016). Differential performance on national exams: Evaluating item and bundle functioning methods using English, mathematics, and science assessments. Sage Open, 6(2), 1-14. doi:10.1177/2158244016653791

Bellibas, M. S., Bulut, O., Hallinger, P., & Wang, W. C. (2016). Developing a validated instructional leadership profile of Turkish primary school principals. International Journal of Educational Research, 75, 115-133. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2015.10.002

Bulut, O. (2015). Applying item response theory models to Entrance Examination for Graduate Studies: Practical issues and insights. Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, 6(2), 313-330.

Bulut, O. (2015). An empirical analysis of gender-based DIF due to test booklet effect. European Journal of Research on Education, 3(1), 7-16.

Bulut, O., Palma, J., Rodriguez, M. C., & Stanke, L. (2015). Evaluating measurement invariance in the measurement of developmental assets in Latino English language groups across developmental stages. Sage Open, 5(2), 1-18. doi:10.1177/2158244015586238


Courses Taught

  • EDPY 303 Educational Assessment
  • EDPY 500 Introduction to Data Analysis in Educational Research
  • EDPY 507 Measurement Theory I
  • EDPY 605 Quantitative Methods II
  • EPDY 607 Measurement Theory II