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The Methods Lab

The Methods Lab Assessment Drexel University School of Education

Obtaining an accurate understanding of an individual’s cognitive skills or affective perceptions and beliefs is a complex task. The Methods Lab team has collaborated with numerous entities across various fields such as education, STEM, and health professions to lead them through a robust and multimethod iterative instrument development and validation process. Our team has the expertise to help you develop and/or validate assessments through a scientific and systematic approach that will produce meaningful measures and outcomes.

Cognitive Assessments

  • Written Tests (e.g., Multiple Choice & Constructed Response)
  • Authentic & Performance Assessments (e.g., Oral Exams)
  • Observation Protocols & Rubrics

Affective Assessments

  • Surveys
  • Questionnaires

Development & Validation of Instruments

  • Assessment Needs Analysis
  • Qualitative Pretesting
  • Psychometric Piloting & Field Testing
  • Validation Study & Dissemination

Item Writer Workshops

  • Cognitive or Affective
  • Objective or Constructed Response
  • Rubric Development

Classroom Assessment Micro-credentialing

  • K-12 Assessment Professional Development Badging Series
  • Higher Education Assessment Professional Development Badging Series