We live in a world that needs quantifiable evidence to establish progress. Whether this progress is in the form of better educated students, a more capable sales team or a patient in a mental health facility, assessing base levels and establishing tangible numbers indicating progress is the American way.
When justifying future investments as a company, a politician or a therapist, we use data gathered from various forms of testing. The difficulty often lies in the process of developing tests that truly assess the progress of particular people or campaigns. This is where the value of a psychometrics education can be found.
Psychometrics degree programs provide students with the skills to understand the validity and flaws of various types of testing and the ability to create testing methods to meet the criteria necessary to test progress in many contexts.