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

  • TBA

    Peter Foltz, AI Products and Solutions at Pearson and University of Colorado's Institute of Cognitive Science

  • TBA

    Brent Duckor, Carrie Holmberg, & Yidan Zhang

  • Measuring Hate Speech: Unifying Deep Learning with Item Response Theory

    Claudia Natalia von Vacano & Chris Kennedy, D-Lab UC-Berkeley

    Overview The hate speech measurement project began in 2017 at UC Berkeley’s D-Lab. Our goal is to apply data science to track changes in hate speech over time and across social media. After two and a half years we are now nearing the completion of a comprehensive, groundbreaking method to measure hate speech with precision while mitigating the influence of human bias.

  • IOMW, NCME, & AERA Rehearsal

    GSE Students and Researchers, BEAR Center, UC-Berkeley

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