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Educational Measurement

Programme Overview

Within the Caribbean, there is a dearth of properly trained Educational Measurement specialists to satisfy institutional needs of programmes being implemented nationally and regionally.  This programme is designed to respond to these needs. 

 The programme is designed to prepare participants who will be able to:
1)    Design instruments that satisfy the technical requirements of educational and psychological measurement

2)    Conduct data analysis and  prepare relevant reports on the quality of educational and
psychological tests

3)    Advise on various types of tests, items and questions that are appropriate for the intended

4)    Apply the skills of educational and psychological measurement to monitor development and change in the education sector

5)    Design and conduct research in the field of educational and psychological measurement and prepare relevant reports to guide decision making or to add to the understanding of educational phenomena
Admission Requirements
Candidates for admission must qualify under the general university regulations for a master’s degree:
M.Ed. Degree - Entry Requirements (For the Particular Programme):
1. (A)    A first degree at or above the Lower Second Honours Levels; or a grade point   
              average equivalent to a B or above, unless the Campus Committee in any particular 
              case otherwise decides.
    (B)    A professional qualification in teaching such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate, 
             or an approved  equivalent.  Full documentation of the applicant’s academic record 
             and referees’ reports must be submitted to Graduate Studies and Research, Mona.
2.     Applicants with a U.W.I. B. Ed. degree gained before the honours classifications were introduced (between 1970-1985), must have a minimum of B grade average.  Applicants who graduated before 1970 must have a minimum of B in their research study.
3.     Applicants with a Pass Degree will be considered only in exceptional cases where the candidate’s professional experience and performance suggest further intellectual development.  Such special applications are subject to the approval of the Board for Graduate Studies.

Programme Structure





Course Code

Course Name

No. of Credits

ED67W/EDEM 6723

Educational & Psychological Measurement




Issues in Internal Assessment




Quantitative Research Methods




Advanced Educational and Psychological Measurement 



Careers after Graduation

Students who have successfully completed the Master of Education in Educational Measurement programme are qualified for:

  • Teaching and lecturing at all levels of the education system
  • Leadership, administration and management at all levels of the education system
  • Education researcher
  • Education officer/supervisor
  • Education planner
  • Curriculum development
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Measurement, testing and assessment in education
  • Evaluation and analysis of educational programme  and project
  • Instructional design
  • Distance and online learning design
  • Policy development and analysis
  • Technology integration in formal and informal learning settings
  • Training officer
  • Education outreach coordinator
  • Educational psychologist
  • Workforce occupational analysis
  • Teacher Educator

Department Contact Information

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Deon Edwards-Kerr
The School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Education
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: (876) -935-8471, 935-8500-2






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