Bahrul Hayat

About Me
Bahrul Hayat, Ph.D., is Vice-Rector for Academic, Student Affairs, and Human Resource UIII. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, specializing in psychometrics and statistical analysis. His MA was from the University of Pittsburgh, and his first degree was from the Bandung Institute of Teacher Training and Education (now Education University of Indonesia, Bandung). He teaches classical and modern psychometric theory, the construction of psychological instruments, and psychological research methodology.
He is a former Secretary-General of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. He has held various positions in the Ministry of Education and Culture, including as Director of the Center for Educational Assessment, Secretary of Directorate General for Teachers and Education Personnel, and Secretary of the National Board of School Accreditation. He is now an Education Advisor to the Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) Program, a partnership between the governments of Australia and Indonesia, and also an Islamic Education Adviser to DFAT’s Pathways program in the Philippines (Education Pathways for Peace in Mindanao) where he is advising the newly autonomous Bangsamoro government on regulating the education sector. He can be reached by email at|

About research interest: “I’m an expert in psychometrics, statistical meta-analysis, and educational and psychological assessment.”


Work Experience
Vice Rector of Academics, Human Resources and Student Affairs
Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia
(2021 - PRESENT)

Deputy Chairman
Istiqlal Mosque Management Agency
(2016 - 2020)

Senior Lecturer
Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah
(2008 - PRESENT)

Secretary General
Ministry of Religious Affairs (Indonesia)
(2006 - 2014)

Ph.D., in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistical Analysis (MESA) Program
University of Chicago, United States of America

Department of Education, Division of Social Sciences


Master of Arts (M.A) in Research and Measurement Methodology Program
University of Pittsburgh, United States of America

Department of Psychology in Education, School of Education


Bachelor of Arts in English Education
Institute of Teacher and education (Ikip) bandung, Indonesia

Department of English Education, Faculty of Languages and Arts


Teaching Certificate in English Education
Institute of Teacher and education (Ikip) bandung, Indonesia

Department of English Education, Faculty of Languages and Arts


Journal Articles
  • October 2022
  • Suseno, M., Hayat, B., Putra, M. D. K., Bien, J. K., Rachmawati, R., & Hartanto, H. (2022). A differential item functioning (DIF) analysis of the mobile phone problem use scale in Indonesian schools with and without smartphone banned policy. Cogent Psychology, 9(1), 2137306. http://
  • April 2022
  • Hayat, B. (2022). Adjustment for guessing in a basic statistics test for Indonesian undergraduate psychology students using the Rasch model. Cogent Education, 9(1), 2059044.http:// 
  • March 2022
  • Azizah, N., Suseno, M., & Hayat, B. (2022). Item analysis of the Rasch model items in the final semester exam Indonesian language lesson. World Journal of English Language, 12(1), 15-26. http:// 10.5430/wjel.v12n1p15 
  • March 2022
  • Nisa, Y. F., Umar, J., Arista, P. D., Widianingrum, H., & Hayat, B. (2022). Development and validation of situational judgement test to measure continuous learning competency. Jurnal Pengukuran 5 Psikologi dan Pendidikan Indonesia (JP3I), 11(1), 34-44. http:// 
  • April 2021
  • Hayat, B., Hidayat, R., & Putra, M. D. K. (2021). Exploring the factor structure of environmental attitudes measure in a sample of Indonesian college students. Revista CES Psicologia, 14(1), 112- 129. 
  • April 2021
  • Hidayati, H. N., Hayat, B., & Rahayu, W. (2021). Assessment of the validity and reliability of mental health instruments of high school student in Indonesia. European Journal of Educational Research, 10(2), 729-742.
  • April 2021
  • Rahayu, W., Putra, M. D. K., Rahmawati, Y., Hayat, B., & Koul, R. B. (2021). Validating an Indonesian version of the What Is Happening in this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire using a multidimensional Rasch model. International Journal of Instruction, 14(2), 919-934. 
  • March 2021
  • Hayat, B. (2021). Klasika: Program analisis item dan tes dengan pendekatan klasik. Jurnal Pengukuran Psikologi dan Pendidikan Indonesia (JP3I), 10(1), 1-11.                     
  • January 2021
  • Suryadi, B., Hayat, B., & Putra, M. D. K. (2021). The Indonesian version of the Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R): Psychometric properties based on the Rasch model. Cogent Psychology, 8(1), 1869375.
  • December 2020
  • Hadiana, D., Hayat, B., & Tola, B. (2020). Comparison of methods for detecting anomalous behavior on large-scale computer-based exams based on response time and responses. Research and Evaluation in Education (REiD), 6(2), 87-97.
  • October 2020
  • Deviana, T., Hayat, B., & Tresniasari, N. (2020). Female Hedonistic Behavior Questionnaire (FHBQ): Psychometric properties based on the Rasch model. Jurnal Pengukuran Psikologi dan Pendidikan Indonesia (JP3I), 9(2), 44-56. 6.                        
  • August 2020
  • Suryadi, B., Hayat, B., & Putra, M. D. K. (2020). Evaluating psychometric properties of the Muslim Daily Religiosity Assessment Scale (MUDRAS) in Indonesian samples using the Rasch. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 23(3-4), 331-346.
  • July 2020
  • Ambarwaty, U. D., Suryadi, B., Hayat, B., & Sumiati, N. T. (2020). Psychological factors that influence smartphone addiction of Islamic school students. Indonesian Journal of Educational Review, 7(1), 51-59.
  • June 2020
  • Hayat, B., Putra, M. D. K., & Suryadi, B. (2020). Comparing item parameter estimates and fit statistics of the Rasch model from three different traditions. Jurnal Penelitian dan Evaluasi Pendidikan, 24(1), 39-50.
  • June 2020
  • Deviana, T., Hayat, B., & Suryadi, B. (2020). Validasi instrumen Social Provision Scale pada siswa sekolah menengah atas: Studi dengan penerapan Rasch model. Indonesian Journal of Educational Assessment, 3(1), 1-15.
  • April 2020
  • Suryadi, B., Sawitri, D. R., Hayat, B., & Putra, M. D. K. (2020). The influence of adolescent-parent career congruence and counselor roles in vocational guidance on the career orientation of students. International Journal of Instruction, 13(2), 45-60. 
  • June 2019
  • Suryadi, B., Rahmawati, Y., Hayat, B., & Suprananto. (2019). Indonesia national curriculum reform in the context of standard-based education: Policy and implementation. TARBIYA: Journal of Education in Muslim Society, 6(1), 76-87.
  • January 2019
  • Ali, M., & Hayat, B. (2019). Non-academic factors influencing students’ achievement: A study in the Indonesian madrasahs. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 16(2), 180- 192.
  • June 2018
  • Hayat, B. (2018). The effect of mastery learning on affective characteristics of students quantitative research. Indonesian Journal of Educational Assessment, 1(1), 45-53.
  • June 2017
  • Putra, M. D. K., Umar, J., Hayat, B., & Utomo, A. P. (2017). The effect of sample size and intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) on bias estimating parameter of multilevel latent variable modeling: a monte carlo study. Jurnal Penelitian dan Evaluasi Pendidikan, 21(1), 34-50.
  • August 2012
  • Hayat, B. (2012). Perempuan dan pendidikan dalam perspektif HAM. Millah, 12(1), 193-217.
  • June 2012
  • Hayat, B. (2012). Kontribusi islam terhadap masa depan peradaban di Asia Tenggara. MIQOT: Jurnal Ilmu-ilmu Keislaman, 36(1), 192-204.
  • November 2010
  • Hayat, B. (2010). Literacy of our youngsters: Results and restraints from pisa. International Journal of Education, 5(1), 1-16. 
  • December 2004
  • Hayat, B. (2004). Penilaian kelas (classroom assessment) dalam penerapan standar kompetensi. Jurnal Pendidikan PENABUR, 3(3), 108-112.