About BEAR

The Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center designs and delivers educational assessment instruments, performs research in assessment and psychometrics, and trains graduate students in these areas.

We collaborate with researchers in universities across the United States and abroad to develop software and other resources for constructing, managing, administering, and analyzing assessments.

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Our Software

In addition to our research in psychometrics, the BEAR Center is dedicated to the development of software that can facilitate the delivery and analysis of assessments, providing teachers with innovative and useful ways to assess students.

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News & Events

  • The new DRDP(2015) - Released for Early Implementation!

    The BEAR Center has concluded both pilot and field testing of the updated DRDP instruments! Through the state's management bulletin, the California Department of Education's Early Education & Support Division invited all EESD-funded programs to participate in the early implementation of the Desired Results Developmental Profile 2015 (DRDP(2015)). The suite of developmental observational assessments are valid and reliable for use with all children from early infancy to kindergarten entry.

  • TBD

    Amy Arneson & Rebecca Freund, UC Berkeley, School of Education

  • Optimally Combining Outcomes to Improve Prediction

    David Benkeser, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

    In many studies, multiple instruments are used to measure various facets of an outcome of interest. For example, in studies of childhood development, researchers measure neurocognitive ability of a child using tests that measure development in several different areas (e.g., language, math, logic).

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    Aaron Fisher, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

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