Professor Profiles


Mark Gierl



Educational Psychology

About Me

Dr. Mark J. Gierl is Professor of Educational Psychology and the Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) at the University of Alberta. His specialization is educational and psychological testing. He received his PhD from the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Gierl’s current research program focuses on automatic item generation. He co-edited the most recent book on this topic, "Automatic Item Generation: Theory and Practice" (Routledge, 2013), with Professor Thomas Haladyna from Arizona State University.


Educational and psychological measurement, focusing on assessment engineering, including cognitive modeling, automatic item generation, automated test assembly, and automatic essay scoring; cognitive diagnostic assessment; differential item and bundle functioning; unidimensional and multidimensional item response theory; psychometric methods for evaluating test translation and adaptation.