Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment for Education

Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment for Education
Theory and Applications


Jacqueline P. Leighton, Mark J. Gierl, Stephen Norris, Robert J. Mislevy, Susan Umbretson, Joanna Gorin, Steve Hunka, William Stout
View all contributors
  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521865494

£ 58.00

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • With the current push toward educational reform, there is great potential for innovation and change, particularly in large scale testing. One area where change is possible is in cognitive diagnostic assessment. Researchers in educational measurement and cognitive psychology are finally in a position to design tests targeted specifically for providing valuable information about students' cognitive strengths and weaknesses. This self-contained volume organizes what is known about cognitive diagnostic assessment in education, including its conceptual and philosophical basis, methods, and applications. The complete list of topics includes educational demand, philosophical rationale, construct validity, cognitive methods, test construction, statistical models, and unresolved issues (e.g., how to best translate diagnostic information into teaching practices). Leighton and Gierl present a comprehensive and up-to-date examination of cognitive diagnostic assessment in education.

    • Self-contained chapters represent latest research in the emerging area of cognitive diagnostic testing
    • Step-by-step description of cognitive diagnostic tests make rationale easy to follow
    • Includes philosophical, psychological and psychometric testing giving it wide appeal
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521865494
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.628kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Basis of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment:
    1. Defining cognitive diagnostic assessment in education Jacqueline P. Leighton and Mark J. Gierl
    2. The demand for diagnostic testing Kristen Huff
    3. Philosophical rationale for cognitive models Stephen Norris
    4. Cognitive psychology as it applies to diagnostic assessment Robert J. Mislevy
    5. Construct validity and diagnostic testing Susan Umbretson
    Part II. Methods and Application of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment:
    6. Cognitive models and diagnostic assessment Jacqueline P. Leighton
    7. Test construction Joanna Gorin
    8. The attribute hierarchy method Mark J. Gierl, Jacqueline P. Leighton, and Steve Hunka
    9. The fusion model as implemented with ARPEGGIO William Stout
    10. Score reporting
    Part III. The Future of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment:
    11. Unresolved issues in cognitive diagnostic assessment
    12. Summary and conclusion Mark J. Gierl and Jacqueline P. Leighton.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Educational Measurement
    • psychometrics
  • Editors

    Jacqueline Leighton, University of Alberta
    Dr Leighton is a registered psychologist by the College of Alberta Psychologists and is a member of the American Educational Research Association. She sits on the National Council on Measurement in Education and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Her research is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.

    Mark Gierl, Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation, University of Alberta
    Dr Gierl is currently the Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the International Test Commission. Dr Gierl's research is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the College Board.


    Jacqueline P. Leighton, Mark J. Gierl, Stephen Norris, Robert J. Mislevy, Susan Umbretson, Joanna Gorin, Steve Hunka, William Stout

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.