Richard Luecht

Educational Research Methodology (ERM) Department
Richard Luecht

Office: 240 SOE Building

Research Interest

  • Assessment engineering
  • Multistage testing
  • Computer-based testing
  • Automated test assembly
  • Standard setting
  • Adaptive testing
  • Multidimensionality


  • Ph.D. in Urban Education: Research, Measurement & Evaluation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.S. in Educational & Psychological Research: Measurement and Evaluation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.S. in Psychology, Carroll University


Dr. Luecht is a Professor of Educational Research Methodology at the UNC-Greensboro where he teaches graduate courses in applied statistics and advanced measurement. His research includes technology integration in assessment, advanced psychometric modeling and estimation, and the application of engineering design principles for formative assessment (i.e., assessment engineering). He has designed numerous algorithms and software programs for automated test assembly and devised a computerized adaptive multistage testing framework used by a number of large-scale testing programs. Dr. Luecht is also a technical consultant and advisor for many state department of education testing agencies and large-scale testing organizations.

Link to Dr. Luecht’s CV


Luecht, R. M. (2015). Computer-based test delivery models, data, and operational implementation issues. In F. Drasgow (Ed.), Technology and testing, pp. 179-205. New York: Routledge.

Luecht, R. M. (2015). Applications of item response theory: Item and test information functions for designing and building mastery tests. In S. Lane, M. Raymond & T. Haladyna (Eds.). Handbook of test development 2nd edition, pp. 485-506. New York: Routledge.

Luecht, R. M. (2014). Computerized adaptive multistage design considerations and operational issues (pp. 69-83). In D. Yan, A. A. von Davier & C. Lewis (Eds.) Computerized multistage testing: theory and applications. Taylor-Francis.

Luecht, R. M. (2012). An Introduction to assessment engineering for automatic item generation. In M. Gierl & T. Haladyna (Eds.). Automatic item generation. New York: Taylor-Francis/Routledge.

Luecht, R. M. (2004). Multistage complexity in language proficiency assessment: A framework for aligning theoretical perspectives, test development, and psychometrics. Foreign Language Annals, 36, 518-526.

Luecht, R. M. (1998). Computer-assisted test assembly using optimization heuristics. Applied Psychological Measurement, 22, 224-336.