Professor; Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement, Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME)
Educational and psychological measurement, focusing on cognitive diagnostic assessment; assessment engineering, including cognitive modeling, automatic item generation, and automated test assembly; differential item and bundle functioning; unidimensional and multidimensional item response theory; psychometric methods for evaluating test translation and adaptation
Gierl, M. J., Lai, H., & Turner, S. (2012). Using automatic item generation to create multiple-choice items for assessments in medical education. Medical Education, 46, 757-765.
Gierl, M. J., & Lai, H. (2012). Using item models for automatic item generation. International Journal of Testing, 12, 273-298.
Cui, Y., Gierl, M. J., & Chang, W. W. (2012). Estimating classification consistency and accuracy for cognitive diagnostic assessment. Journal of Educational Measurement, 49, 19-38.
Gierl, M. J., Alves, C., & Taylor-Majeau, R. (2010). Using the Attribute Hierarchy Method to make diagnostic inferences about examinees’ skills in mathematics: An operational implementation of cognitive diagnostic assessment. International Journal of Testing, 10, 318-341.
Zheng, Y., Gierl, M. J., & Cui, Y. (2010). Using Cochran’s Z statistic to test the kernel-smoothed IRF differences between focal and reference groups. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 70, 541-556.
Roberts, M. R., & Gierl, M. J. (2010). Developing score reports for cognitive diagnostic assessment. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 29, 25-38.
Leighton, J. P., & Gierl, M. J. (2011). The learning sciences in educational assessment: The role of cognitive models. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Gierl, M. J., & Haladyna, T. (Eds.) (2013). Automatic item generation: Theory and practice. New York: Routledge.
Leighton, J. P., & Gierl, M. J. (Eds.) (2007). Cognitive diagnostic assessment for education: Theory and applications. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Winner of the 2009 American Educational Research Association (Division D) Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award.]
- EDPY 500 Introduction to Data Analysis in Educational Research
- EDPY 505 Advanced Univariate Statistics in Educational Research
- EDPY 508 Item Response Theory
- EDPY 608 Doctoral Seminar in Educational Measurement
- EDPY 615 Program Evaluation
- EDPY 697 Test Equating
Please contact me if you have questions about my research or our program of studies in the Department. I would be pleased to talk with you. You can also access the CRAME web page at http://www2.education.ualberta.ca/educ/psych/crame/