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

  • Understanding California Superintendents’ Beliefs About School Climate Data and its Uses: A Multidimensional Modeling Approach

    Brent Duckor, Anji Buckner, & Yidan Zhang

    Abstract Academic outcomes and health outcomes are critical to the goals of K-12 public education. Recent education policy reforms in California rely on the use multiple measures of school success—with a focus on school climate. A critical component in state-led accountability, there is a need to better understand the role of leaders’ beliefs about school climate assessment tools and practices, to better understand capacity to implement reform.

  • Dyadic Trust Measurements Applied to Assessment in a Clinical Learning Setting

    Brian Gin & Stephanie Tsoi, University of California, San Francisco


  • AERA/NCME/IOMW Rehearsal

    GSE Students

    GSE students in Quantitative Methods and Evaluation/Social Research Methodology program and BEAR Center researchers who are presenting at the 2019 AERA/NCME/IOMW conference meetings will share their works. Measuring Integrative Inferential Reasoning (IIR) using Modern Objective Measurement Alexander Mario Blum, James M. Mason, JinHo Kim and P. David Pearson...

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