Funding Priority

Education Data Sciences

Building on the strength of our internationally known scholars, we are working to expand the capacity of the School to utilize the immense powers of the emerging fields of big data, data mining, and data analytics to transform educational measurement, assessment, and evaluation for the 21st century.

UNC School of Education

    The School of Education boasts a small but internationally known cohort of data, measurement, and implementation scholars who, with additional capacity and support, can scale their expertise to all of Carolina. Data collected must be data used, and UNC is well-positioned to lead a critical transformation of how institutions of higher education learn about themselves, their students, and their effects upon the world. One of our data-driven scholars is Gregory Cizek, a leading expert on the use of data in education, having written more than 200 books, chapters, articles and reports on topics such as testing, program evaluation, research methods and applied psychometrics.


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