UMassAmherst: Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)
Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)

Faculty, Staff, and Student Presentations
at AERA/NCME 2010: Denver, CO

A number of faculty, staff, and students from CEA/REMP have had their research accepted onto the annual meeting programs of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) and American Educational Research Association (AERA). These meetings wll be held in Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.

NCME

A Simulation Study on Sequential Item Calibration in Multi-stage Testing
Nina Deng, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Evaluating the Comparability of Paper and Computer- Based Tests: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Leah Kaira, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jennifer Randall, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Stephen G. Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Developing a Common Metric in IRT When No Link Exists
Peter Baldwin, NBME
Robert Keller, Measured Progress
Su Baldwin, NBME
Robert Cook, University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Balancing Act: Common Items Nonequivalent Groups (CINEG) Equating Item Selection
Tia M. Sukin University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jennifer L. Dunn, Measured Progress
Wonsuk Kim, Measured Progress
Robert R. Keller Measured Progress

Evaluating proficiency classification using testlet response theory
Hanwook Yoo, University of Massachusetts Amherst
N. S. Bishop, DRC

Building a modified assessment for NCLB: pratical research issues addressed by one state program
A. Nhouyvanisvong, DRC
N. S. Bishop, DRC
X. Zhu, DRC
Hanwook Yoo, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Evaluating the Structure of a Language Proficiency Test across Second-Language and Heritage Language Examinees (poster)
Hanwook Yoo, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Stephen G. Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Impact of Missing Data on Assessing Dimensionality (poster)
Yu Meng, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Craig S Wells, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ronald K. Hambleton, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor Ronald K. Hambleton was an invited presenter at the session entitled View from the Top of the Mountain and served as discussant at the following two sessions:
  • Item/Task Modeling and Analysis: From Theory to Practice
  • World Exhibition on Testing and Measurement



AERA

The Effect of Deleting Anchor Items on the Classification of Examinees: An Exploration of Item Flagging Criteria & Anchor Item Properties
Tia M. Sukin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa A. Keller University of Massachusetts Amherst

Using Bilingual Examinees to Evaluate the Comparability of Test Structure across Different Language Versions of a Malaysian Mathematics Exam
Tia M. Sukin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Stephen G. Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Saw Lan Ong, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Also, please note that the University of Massachusetts Alumni Reception will be held on Monday, May 3 from 7 to 9 pm at the Hyatt Regency Denver (Centennial Ballroom A). This reception is co-sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).



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