Ralph De Ayala
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R.J. De Ayala Professor, Quantitative, Qualitative, & Psychometric Methods, Program Director, Institutional Research

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., University of Connecticut

Courses Taught

  • EDPS 942 – Intermediate Statistics: Correlational Methods
  • EDPS 970 – Theory and Methods of Educational Measurement
  • EDPS 980 – Item Response Theory
  • EDPS 995 – Doctoral Seminar

Areas of Expertise:

    Item response theory
    Computerized adaptive testing
    Latent class analysis
    Hierarchical linear modeling

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
American Educational Research Association Fellow, Division 5American Psychological Association Fellow, Division 5Big 12 FellowshipGallup Research Professorship
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-LincolnAdjunct Professor, Survey Research and Methodology Program, University of Nebraska-LincolnAssociate Professor, Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation, University of Maryland, College Park
American Educational Research AssociationThe Psychometric SocietyNational Council of Measurement and Education