Chad Gotch

Clinical Assistant Professor/
LPRC Research Associate

Educational psychology
Pullman campus
Cleveland hall 352
pullman, WA  99164


Curriculum Vitae


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Research interests

Chad Gotch’s interests center on maximizing effective and proper use of educational and psychological measurements. To this end, he studies assessment/measurement literacy among teachers, score reporting, and building validity arguments from both technical and non-technical evidence. These complimentary lines of research inform the life cycle of assessment, from development to use and policy.


EDPSY 508 – Educational Statistics
EDPSY 509 – Educational Measurements: Test Development and Assessment

Recent accomplishments

  • Gotch, C. M., & French, B. F. (2014). A systematic review of assessment literacy measures. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 33(2), 14-18.
  • Roduta Roberts, M., Gotch, C. M., & Lester, J. N. (2014, April). Examining score reports through a communications frame of reference. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Gotch, C. M., & French, B. F. (2013). Elementary teachers’ knowledge and self-efficacy for measurement concepts. The Teacher Educator, 48, 46-57.
  • Gotch, C. M., & Perie, M. (2012, April). Using validity arguments to evaluate the technical quality of local assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Washington State University, 2012
  • M.S., University of Idaho, 2002
  • B.S., Virginia Tech, 2001
Washington State University