The Institute for Applied Psychometrics
(IAP) llc is a private research organization, founded by Kevin
McGrew, devoted to the application of educational, psychological,
measurement and statistical procedures to issues and problems in
psychology, education, and human
exceptionalities/disabilities. The goal of IAP is to provide
a bridge between psychological, measurement, and statistical
theory/methods and applied practice in psychology, education and
IAP has particular research interests in: (a)
theories and measurement of human intelligence, personal competence
and adaptive behavior, (b) the application of psychological and
educational measurement principles and techniques to the
development and interpretation of psychological and educational
assessment instruments, (c) the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Theory
of Cognitive Abilities, (d) narrowing the theory-practice gap in
educational and psychological assessment, (c) the influence of
non-cognitive (conative) characteristics on learning and human
performance, (d) psychological assessment practices in the
identification and classification of individuals with intellectual
and learning disabilities and other exceptionalities, (e) the
application of emerging neurotechnologies to learning and cognitive
performance, and (f) psychometric issues related to the
identification of individuals with intellectual disabilities in
Atkins MR/ID death penalty cases. The practical
application of psychometrics to educational, psychological
and legal problems is a unique IAP focus.
IAP has conducted research and provided
consultation and training on:
ability measurement as per the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC; Gf-Gc)
Theory of Cognitive Abilities.
Achievement and cognitive ability test development and
practical application of IRT, multivariate statistics, and
structural equation modeling (SEM) methods to educational and
psychological issues and problems.
Research, development, and validation of models of human abilities
and competence, particularly in the areas of multiple
intelligence's, academic and cognitive skill development, personal
competence, adaptive behavior, and community adjustment.
development and measurement of educational and community outcomes
for individuals with disabilities.
Secondary analysis of large-scale national databases.
development and improvement of educational assessment practices for
students with disabilities.
development of strong programs of construct validity for
educational and psychological assessment and measurement
Recognizing the importance on non-cognitive (e.g., self-regulated
learning strategies; self- efficacy; etc) student characteristics
in academic learning.
Psychometric issues surrounding intelligence testing in federal
Atkins MR/ID death penalty cases.
Scientific advice to neurotechnology companies (i.e., Interactive
Education regarding applied psychometric topics.