Mark Gierl

Professor, Director CRAME, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept


Professor, Director CRAME, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept
(780) 492-2396
6-110G Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5



Dr. Mark J. Gierl is Professor of Educational Psychology and the Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) at the University of Alberta. His specialization is educational and psychological testing. He received his PhD from the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Gierl’s current research program focuses on automatic item generation. He co-edited the most recent book on this topic, "Automatic Item Generation: Theory and Practice" (Routledge, 2013), with Professor Thomas Haladyna from Arizona State University.

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.


Augmented intelligence and the future of item development
Author(s): Mark Gierl, Hollis Lai, & Donna Matovinovic
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Applications of artificial intelligence in assessment
Page Numbers: In-press

Using automatic item generation to create solutions and rationales
Author(s): Mark Gierl & Hollis Lai
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Applied Psychological Measurement
Volume: 42
Page Numbers: 42-57

Developing, analyzing, and using distractors for multiple-choice tests: A comprehensive review
Author(s): Mark Gierl, Okan Bulut, Qi Guo, & Xinxin Zhang
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Review of Educational Research
Volume: 87
Page Numbers: 1082-1116

Automatic item generation--Book Chapter
Author(s): Mark Gierl & Hollis Lai
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Handbook of Test Development
Volume: 2nd Edition
Page Numbers: 410-429