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

Dates: July 27 – August 1, 2020

Location: Sochi

Deadline: May, 30

Language: English/Russian

Fee: 700 EUR

Accommodation: included, double, 7 days/6 nights, as well as two coffee breaks per day, breakfasts and lunches. Single accommodation is available for an extra fee.

Grant opportunity: 10 scholarships for PhD students and young researchers in the field of psychometrics.

Recognized as the preeminent venue for psychometrics and test design in Europe, the School offers three 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.     

Terms of participation

  • Fluency in English (for Tracks 1-3)
  • 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?


The School consists of three 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.

A detailed program and prerequisites for each track will be posted later.


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


Documents to submit

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Motivation letter (300–500 words).

For questions, please contact:

Alena Kulikovaaponomareva@hse