Professor; Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement, Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME)
Educational and psychological measurement, focusing on assessment engineering, including cognitive modeling, automatic item generation, automated test assembly, and automatic essay scoring; cognitive diagnostic assessment; differential item and bundle functioning; unidimensional and multidimensional item response theory; psychometric methods for evaluating test translation and adaptation
Gierl, M. J., Lai, H., Latifi, F., Boulais, A-P, & DeChamplain, A. (in press). Automated essay scoring and the future of assessment in medical education. Medical Education.
Gierl, M. J. & Lai, H. (in press). Automatic item generation. In S. Lane, M. Raymond, & T. Haladyna (Eds.), Handbook of test development (2nd edition). New York: Routledge.
Gierl, M. J., Lai, H., Fung, K., & Zheng, B. (in press). Using technology-enhanced processes to generate items in multiple languages. In F. Drasgow (Ed.), Technology in testing: Measurement issues. New York: Routledge.
Gierl, M. J., & Lai, H. (2013a). Using automated processes to generate test items. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 32, 36-50.
Gierl, M. J., & Lai, H. (2013b). Evaluating the quality of medical multiple-choice items created with automated generation processes. Medical Education, 47, 726-733.
Gierl, M. J., & Lai, H. (2013c). Using weak and strong theory to create item models for automatic item generation: Some practical guidelines with examples. In M. J. Gierl & T. Haladyna (Eds.), Automatic item generation: Theory and practice (pp. 26-39). New York: Routledge.
Gierl, M. J., Lai, H., & Li, J. (2013). Identifying differential item functioning in multi-stage computer adaptive testing. Educational Research and Evaluation, 19:2-3, 188-203. Invited paper appearing in Special Issue on Fairness Issues in Educational Assessment, Hossein Karami (Guest Editor).
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.
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/