Andrew Ho


Andrew Ho is Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a psychometrician interested in the properties and consequences of test-based educational accountability metrics. His research has addressed measures of proficiency, growth, value added, achievement gains, achievement gap closure, college readiness, and course completion. He is a member of the National Assessment Governing Board and chair of the Research Committee for the Harvard University Vice Provost for Advances in Learning. His current projects include developing robust achievement gap measures, improving standards for college readiness, and advancing research in Massive Open Online Courses. Dr. Ho has been a postdoctoral fellow at the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation and a recipient of the Jason Millman Promising Measurement Scholar Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and his M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses -- Fall 2012 - Summer 2016
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports
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    This “Year 4 Report” extends these earlier findings to four complete years of HarvardX and MITx courses on edX, resulting in one of the largest surveys of MOOCs to date: 290 courses, 245 thousand certificates, 4.5 million participants, 28 million participant-hours, and 2.3 billion events logged online. We present our findings in a series of nine exhibits that address questions about the evolution of the MOOC movement from its birth in 2012, through its current adolescence.

  • Big Data Analysis in Higher Education: Promises and Pitfalls
    • Article
    • Author

    The grand challenge in data-intensive research and analysis in higher education is to find the means to extract knowledge from the extremely rich data sets being generated today and to distill this into usable information for students, instructors, and the public.

EDUCAUSE Presentations