The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA) collects data and provides accurate and actionable information and analysis to university decision-makers, the Temple community and external stakeholders. This information is used for assessment, planning, policy formulation and mandated reporting. IRA is committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement that advances the university's mission.

The office also coordinates and oversees the assessment of institutional effectiveness and collaborates with schools, colleges, and programs to ensure the assessment of student learning.

Furthermore, through its testing services the office provides quality customer service, timely data processing, and fair and professional test administration for students, faculty, administrators, and the broader non-Temple community.