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Faculty of Humanities and Education

School of Education


Dr. Grace-Anne Jackman

Dr. Grace-Anne Jackman

Lecturer in Testing & Measurement

Coordinator, Graduate Programmes

Department: School of Education


Grace-Anne Jackman joined the faculty at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 2012 as a lecturer in Testing and Measurement. Prior to joining the School of Education, she was an Assistant Registrar at Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in the Division of Examinations Development & Production where she was responsible for all aspects of examination development for a portfolio of CSEC and CAPE subjects.  

Dr Jackman has published articles in both regional and international journals and has presented her academic research at international conferences and currently serves as the Managing Editor, Caribbean Educational Research Journal (CERJ) .


  • Ph.D. Research and Evaluation Methodology, University of Florida, 2010
  • Master of Marketing Research (MMR), University of Georgia, 2001
  • M.Sc. Applied Statistics, Oxford University, 1996
  • B.Sc. Mathematics & Computer Science (First Class Honours), UWI Cave Hill, 1994

Research Areas

Areas of Research interest include:

  • Large-scale Assessments
  • Classroom Assessments
  • Survey Research Methodology
  • Test Construction
  • Measurement Invariance
  • Item Response Theory
  • Differential Item Functioning
  • Educational Technology

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate Courses: 

  • EDME 2211 – Testing, Measurement & Evaluation I
  • EMDE 3813 – Testing, Measurement & Evaluation II
  • EMDE 3814 – Testing, Measurement & Evaluation III
Graduate Courses:
  • EDME 6201 – Introduction to Educational Measurement
  • EDME 6202 – Performance Assessment Strategies
  • EDME 6203 – Applied Psychometric Methods

Select Publications

Marshall, I., Jackman, G., & Fongkong-Mungal, C. (2018). Monitoring the implementation of the Schools Positive Behaviour Management Programme (SPBMP) in Barbados. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, 17(1), 161-192.

Jackman, G. & Young, J (2017).  A comparison of Barbadian and Grenadian Secondary school teachers' beliefs about creativity. In Caribbean Discourse in Inclusive Education (pp. 139-137). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Young, J. & Jackman, M. G. (2014). Formative assessment in the Grenadian lower secondary
school: Teachers’ perceptions, attitudes and practices. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 21(4), 398-411.
Leite, W. L., Sandbach, R., Jin, R., MacInnes, J., & Jackman, G. (2012). An evaluation of
latent growth models for propensity score matched groups. Structural Equation Modeling, 19, 437-456.
Jackman, M. G., Leite, W. L., & Cochrane, D. (2011). Estimating latent variable interactions with the unconstrained approach: A comparison of methods to form product indicators for large, unequal numbers of items. Structural Equation Modeling, 18, 274-288.


Educational measurement, formative assessment, assessment literacy, item response theory, creativity, measurement invariance, CFS, SPBMP