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Oklahoma State University

Ki Lynn Matlock Cole, Ph.D.

Ki Lynn Matlock Cole, Ph.D.

313 Willard Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK  74078
(405) 744-9611


Assistant Professor:

Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics

  • Item Response theory
  • Multidimensional data
  • Psychometrics
  • Instrument development

Teaching Courses:

  • Item Response Theory
  • Factor Analysis
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Statistical Methods in Education


  • Ph.D., Educational Statistics and Research Methods, University of Arkansas, 2013
  • M.S., Statistics, University of Arkansas, 2010
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Arkansas, 2008


Matlock, K., & Paek, I. (2017). PROC IRT: A SAS Procedure for Item Response Theory. Applied Psychological Measurement. doi:10.1177/0146621616685062

Matlock, K., Turner, R., & Gitchel, D. (2016). A Study of Reverse-Worded Matched Item Pairs Using the Generalized Partial Credit and Nominal Response Models. Educational and Psychological Measurement, Online. doi:10.11770013164416670211

Matlock, K., & Turner, R. (2016). Unidimensional IRT item parameter estimates across equivalent test forms with confounding specifications within dimensions. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 76(2), 258-279. doi:10.1177/0013164415589756

Matlock, K., Turner, R. & Khojasteh, J. (2015). Estimating a unidimensional latent ability across multiple test forms with confounding difficulty and length within sub-content areas. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education. doi:10.1504/IJQRE.2016.077800

Matlock, K., Goering, C., Endacott, J., Collet, V., Denny, G., Jennings-Davis, J., & Wright, G. (2015). Teachers’ view of the Common Core State Standards and its implementation. Educational Review. doi:10.1080/00131911.2015.1070333

Matlock, K., Song, J. & Goering, C. (2014). Spatial dependency and contextual effects on Arkansas school districts’ academic achievement. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 6(3), 32-42. doi:10.5897/IJEAPS2013.0327

Matlock, K. (2013). The reliability of oral reading fluency indicators and their effective use as a response to intervention progress monitoring tool. Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies, 13(3) 110-129.