Dr. Mark J. Gierl is Professor of Educational Psychology 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 wrote the most recent book on this topic, "Advanced Methods in Automatic Item Generation" (Routledge, 2021), with Professor Hollis Lai and Mr. Vasily Tanygin. Professor Gierl holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement.
Educational and psychological measurement, focusing on assessment engineering, including cognitive modeling, automatic item generation, automated test assembly, and automatic essay scoring; psychometric methods for evaluating test translation and adaptation
Priority given to graduate students in the Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program. This course offers an overview of foundational theory in educational assessment. Students will apply key concepts and principles to evaluate and make inferences about students' knowledge, skills, and competencies to inform educational practice in health sciences contexts. Sections are offered at an increased rate of fee assessment.