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Oklahoma State University

Mwarumba Mwavita Ph.D.

Waarumba Mwavita, Ph.D.

311 Willard Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK  74078
(405) 744-8929

Associate Professor
Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics

Research Interests:

  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Multilevel Methods
  • Accountabliility and Policy Evaluation
  • STEM

Teaching Courses:

  • Mulitlevel Modeling
  • Mulitlevel Statistics
  • Multiple Regression
  • Program Evaluation
  • Statistical Methods in Education


  • Ph.D., Educational Statistics and Research Methods, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Education, University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Kenyatta University


Adams, C. M., Forsyth, P. B., Ware, J. K., Mwavita, M., Barnes, L., & Khojasteh, J. (2016). An empirical test of Oklahoma’s A-F grades. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24(4), 1-26

Mosely, C. Utley, J., Angle, J. & Mwavita, M. (2016). Development of the Environmental Teacher Efficacy Beliefs Instrument. School Science and Mathematics, 116 (7), 389-398.

Adams, C. M., Forsyth, P. B., Ware, J. K.,  & Mwavita, M. (2016). The informational significance of A-F School accountability grades. Teachers College Record, 118 (7), 1-31

Curry, K. A., Mwavita, M., Holter, A., & Harris, E. L. (2015). Getting assessment right at the classroom level: Using Formative Assessment for Decision-Making. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability. doi: 10.1007/s11092-015-9226-5.