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VII International Summer School "Applied Psychometrics in Psychology and Education"

Dates: July 27 – August 1, 2020

Location: Sochi, University "Sirius"

Deadline: Due to the measures introduced in Russia on account of coronavirus, we regret to cancel the summer school this year

Language: English/Russian

Fee: 50 000 RUB (near 700 EUR). The "early bird" fee 40 000 RUB (near 570 EUR). Fee for grant winners — 25 000 RUB (near 340 EUR).

Accommodation: included, double, 7 days/6 nights, breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks. Single accommodation is available for an extra fee.

Grant opportunity: 10 grants for PhD students with thesis topic related to the Summer School theme.

Payment is effected only after you receive the confirmation of your participation in a chosen Track (not after the registration).

Recognized as the preeminent venue for psychometrics and test design in Europe, the School offers four tracks for earlier-career participants with various backgrounds and areas of interest.

The School's hands-on tracks primarily aim to introduce researchers to both basic and more advanced methods of data analysis using the R environment and other relevant software. Theory-centric tracks aim to share comprehensive, yet profound knowledge about instrument design and measurement methodology. One of them is intended specifically for Russian-speaking researchers and is fully delivered in Russian.

The School foregrounds expertise brought by topnotch professionals in the realm of psychometric R&D from Europe and the U.S., so enrollees will benefit from prime opportunities to become better integrated into the global sector community while unlocking new vistas for cross-border networking and R&D collaboration. 

This year the School is orginised in cooperation with University "Sirius".

Terms of participation

  • Fluency in English (for Tracks 1-3)
  • Fluency in Russian (for Track 4)
  • Specialist capacity sufficient to master the program of a select track.

Who is it for?
Practitioners in the field of education, psychology, HR and other social sciences, undergraduates, graduate students, researchers.

Research questions:

  • What measurement approaches does the Item Response Theory (IRT) offer?
  • How do modern computational technologies integrate into measurement practice?
  • How to measure complex latent constructs?
  • How to develop an innovative tool for assessing outcomes in higher education?


Information about previous schools: 

2019: https://ioe.hse.ru/announcements/256200429.html

2018: https://ioe.hse.ru/monitoring/BIGSUMMERSCHOOL

2017: https://www.hse.ru/ma/psyedu/news/207843853.html


The School consists of four tracks:

1. Computational Psychometrics: Introduction & Applications — in English

Integration of computational technologies into the modern practice in psychology and education.

2. Constructing measures with item response modeling — in English

Assessment design, basic psychometric models, as well as the nature, interpretation and features of the application of multidimensional models in IRT.

3. Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education–Innovative Modeling and Measurement Approaches — in English

Measurement of domain-specific competencies and universal (metadisciplinary) skills (e.g., critical thinking) and their development over the course of higher education.

4. How to create quality psycometric tests: Classical and state-of-the-art methods — in Russian

The knowledge necessary for designing, developing and evaluating your own psychometric test, or adapting an existing test to another language, context or format.


Track 1. Alina Von Davier

Vice President, ACTNext, USA

Track 1. Michael Yudelson

Senior Research Scientist, ACTNext, USA

Track 2. Karen Draney

Associate Adjunct Professor, Associate Director, BEAR Center, University of California

Track 2. Mark Wilson

Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, California

Track 2. Hongwen Guo

Senior Research Scientist, Educational testing service (ETS), USA

Track 3. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia

Full Professor, Chair of Business and Economics Education, JGU Mainz

Track 3. Augustin Kelava

Proffessor, head of the Method Center at the University of Tübingen

Track 4. Anna Brown

Professor, The University of Kent; International Test Commision


Documents to submit

Due to the measures introduced in Russia on account of coronavirus we regret to cancel the summer school this year. Please, stay in touch for the further information on the summer school 2021.

To apply to tracks 1-3:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Motivation letter (300–500 words)
  • Recomendation letter from superviser for grant applicants.

For track 4 please, notice that it will be hosted by University “Sirius” and is orginised for Russian masters students only on grant basis. There will be 25 places available.

Organising Committee

Elena Kardanova

Директор Центра психометрики и измерений в образовании

Tatjana Kanonire

Заместитель директора аспирантской школы по образованию

Alina Ivanova

Научный сотрудник Центра психометрики и измерений в образовании

Tatyana Chaplina

Помощник директора Института образования

Kulikova Alena

research fellow


For questions, please contact:

Alena Kulikovaaponomareva@hse — general questions and questions about track 1

Darya Gracheva, grachdasha@yandex.ru — questions about tracks 2 и 3

Tatiana Kanonir, tkanonir@hse.ru — questions about track 4.