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

Upcoming CEA/REMP Seminar: Pearson's Julie Miles to speak at UMass

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On Monday, November 24, 2008, Julie MIles, Manager of Psychometric and Research Services for Assessment & Information at Pearson Educational Measurement, will speak at UMass. That title of her talk is: "Application of Validity Studies for College Readiness: the American Diploma Project Algebra II End-of-Course Exam." This talk will take place in Hills South room 151 at noon.

The abstract for this talk is as follows: "Too many students graduate from high school unprepared for college - nearly one-fourth of first-year college students must take remedial courses in mathematics. An intended use of the American Diploma Project (ADP) Algebra II End-of-Course Exam is to serve as an indicator of readiness for first-year college credit-bearing courses - to ensure that students receive the preparation they need while they are still in high school. This session will discuss how the multi-state ADP consortium will gather validity evidence for this use of the exam through studies involving: 1) content judgments of college instructors; 2) comparisons of college students' ADP Algebra II End-of-Course Exam performance with subsequent grades in college level courses; and 3) empirical relationships between exam performance and ACT or SAT scores."



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