Bruce Randel received an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Randel has over 15 years of experience in education research and psychometrics. Currently, Dr. Randel provides consulting and contracting services in research design, research methods, statistical analysis, educational measurement and psychometrics, and reporting.
Dr. Randel has extensive experience with randomized controlled trials and cluster randomized trials. He served as Principal Investigator for a multi-year cluster randomized trial of a professional development program in classroom assessment. Dr. Randel also served as Co-Principal Investigator of an efficacy study of a vocabulary intervention. He conducted the analyses and completed the reporting for an RCT of an online secondary education program for prison inmates. Dr. Randel also has provided technical consulting and analytic services for a number of additional cluster randomized trials. In 2007, Dr. Randel completed an intensive two-week training institute sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences on cluster randomized trails.
Over the course of his career Dr. Randel has provided consultation and services to numerous state and local education agencies, non-profits, and research organizations. He has consulted with the Georgia Department of Education, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Arizona Department of Education, Guilford County schools in North Carolina, Gainesville Public Schools in Georgia, Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado, the Gesell Institute of Human Development, Job Corps, and Mindset Works.
Dr. Randel has many years of experience in educational measurement and psychometrics, including large scale testing, formative assessment, test design, and instrument development, Dr. Randel has led a number of studies in educational measurement, including reliability and validity studies, inter-rater reliability studies, and linking studies. Dr. Randel also has considerable expertise in formative assessment, having conducted several studies in this area and has authored scholarly chapters. Dr. Randel also served as a Senior Research Scientist at CTB/McGraw-Hill where he worked on state assessment programs for NCLB, national achievement and aptitude tests, and early childhood diagnostic assessments.
Dr. Randel has extensive experience and expertise in statistics and quantitative data analysis. This experience and expertise includes statistics related to measurement and psychometrics, such as classical test theory statistics, item response theory, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, regression analyses, and discriminant function analysis as well as general statistical methods such as regression, analysis of variance, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and multiple imputations of missing data. Century Analytics uses the Stata statistical software package to conduct analyses. Stata is a powerful and flexible software package that can perform many advanced statistical analyses.