Pearson Psychometric Laboratory

Research projects

Our research projects cover the measurement and assessment in education and the social sciences.

Projects now underway are:

  1. Studying the effects of violations of the Rasch model on maintaining invariant scales in state, national and international level assessments.
  2. Ongoing software development of a computer program (RUMMss) used for data simulation.
  3. Ongoing development of a computer program (IIEPSAMP) for designing probability samples of schools used in large-scale studies of the quality of education, in collaboration with the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO), Paris.

Asst/Prof Ida Marais is project leader for these projects

  1. Development of the Australian Early Development Inventory (AEDI) and its variants.
    With the Institute for Child Health Research and UNICEF.
  2. Teen Health Project
    Chief Investigator: Dr Rachel Skinner, Children's Hospital, Westmead, and Western Australian School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH).
  3. Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS)
    Chief Investigator: W/Prof Helen Wildy
  4. Development of a Phonological Awareness scale
    Chief Investigator: W/Prof Helen Wildy
  5. Linking Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) and the Western Australian Literacy and Numeracy Scales (WALNA).
    Chief Investigator: W/Prof Helen Wildy
  6. Validation of the English version of the Danish Learning Styles Inventory
    Chief Investigator: Dr Tine Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  7. Development of the APOTE Staff Questionnaire
    Chief Investigator: Asst/Prof Ida Marais
  8. Doctoral examination results
    Chief-investigator: Dr Sandy Heldsinger

Dr Irene Styles is project leader for these projects