Timothy R. Konold

Professor ; Research, Statistics, and Evaluation Program Coordinator


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1995
  • M.A., University of Delaware, 1993
  • M.S., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 1990

Tim Konold, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the Research, Statistics, and Evaluation program in the Curry School at the University of Virginia; and holds faculty affiliations with the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), the Virginia Education Science Training (VEST) program, and the Youth Violence Project (YVP). He has taught introductory and advanced graduate level courses in psychometric theory and advanced quantitative methods at the University of Virginia for the past 20 years, and has served as the senior psychometric consultant for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) international testing program for 15 years. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, published tests, and technical reports on topics that seek to infuse contemporary quantitative methods into work that has direct implications for policy and the education of children and youth with focus on large scale test use as it pertains to construction, interpretation, classification and errors of measurement.

Research Interests


Psychometric and latent variable modeling in large scale test use as it pertains to construction, interpretation, classification, equity, standard setting, and errors of measurement; with particular focus on the errors of measurement associated with informant based assessment systems.