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

Bulut, O., Davison, M. L., & Rodriguez, M. C. (In press). Estimating between-person and within-person subscore reliability with profile analysis. Multivariate Behavioral Research.

Bulut, O., Lei, M., & Guo, Q. (In press). Item and testlet position effects in computer-based alternate assessments for students with disabilities. International Journal of Research & Method in Education.

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

Arce-Ferrer, A. J., & Bulut, O. (2016). Investigating separate and concurrent approaches for item parameter drift in 3PL IRT equating. International Journal of Testing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15305058.2016.1227825

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.

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.

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. 

Bulut, O., & Desjardins, C. D. (2015). profileR: Profile Analysis of Multivariate Data in R. [Computer software]. Available from http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=profileR. 

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.

Courses Taught

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