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Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)

REMP/CEA Faculty, Students, and Staff at NERA 2007!

The Center for Educational Assessment and the Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP) concentration is pleased to announce the following papers have been accepted for presentation at the 38th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA), to be held in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, October 17-19, 2007.

Evaluating Item Parameter Drift in Computerized Adaptive Testing
Tie Liang, Stephen Sireci, Craig Wells, and Kyung-tyek Han, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Using Response Time to Examine the Effect of Examinee Effort on Validity
Jill Delton, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Evaluating the Content Validity of Multistage Adaptive Testing
Leah T. Kaira and Stephen G. Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Methods Used to Obtain Convergence for Problematic 3PLM Items in PARSCALE
Zachary Smith and Craig Wells, University of Massachusetts Amherst

DIF Detection Methods for Both Large and Small Examinee Samples
Wendy Lam and Ronald K. Hambleton, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Checking Test Dimensionality: New Methods and Applications
Nina Deng and Ronald K. Hambleton, University of Massachusetts Amherst

New Statistical and Graphical Methods for Assessing IRT Model Fit to State Assessments
Yue Zhao and Ronald K. Hambleton, University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Case for Classical Item Analysis and Modern Refinements
Zachary Smith and Ronald K. Hambleton, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Statistical Models for Evaluating Educational Gain at the Program Level for Adult Basic Education Programs
Kyung T. Han and Stephen G. Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Combining Standard Setting and Content Validity Studies
Christine Lewis and Stephen G. Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Evaluating Differential Item Functioning Between LEP and Non-LEP Students
Christine Lewis and Ana Karantonis, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Poster: Content Validity and Alignment: An Analysis of Similarities and Differences
Leah T. Kaira, University of Massachusetts Amherst
In addition, Professor Stephen G. Sireci of UMass is the current President of NERA and will present his Presidential Address on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30pm. April Zenisky of UMass and Amy Dresher of Educational Testing Service are the co-Program Chairs of the conference as well.

More information about the 38th annual conference of NERA can be found online here.

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