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

Upcoming Conference:
REMP/CEA at NERA 2009


The annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) will be held October 21-23, 2009 in Rocky Hill, CT. This year, many REMP/CEA faculty, staff, students will be presenting their research. A listing of these presentations follows. (Note that more information about NERA and the 2009 conference, including the full conference program, can be found here).

School Violence, Parent Involvement, Student Growth and Achievement: Using G Theory to Evaluate Variability in School Effectiveness
Jason Schweid, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Using G Theory to Determine the Necessary Number of Items for Diagnostic Score Reporting
Alexander Lapointe, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Optimal Anchor Set Design: Using Generalizability Theory to Inform Item Selection
Tia Sukin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Improving Optimal Multistage Testing Design Using Generalizability Theory
Henry Yoo, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Comparison of Measurement Precision in a Multi-stage Adaptive Test
Yu Meng, University of Massachusetts Amherst
April L. Zenisky, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jason Schweid, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Examination of Extended Time Accommodation in Standardized Testing
Katrina Crotts, Westfield State College
Joseph Camilleri, Westfield State College
Lynn Shelley, Westfield State College

When Does Warmness Become Warmth? An Investigation of Children's Vocabulary Acquisition Through Their Writing
Brooke Magnus, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Katherine Binder, Mount Holyoke College

Evaluating the Comparability of Paper and Computer-Based Math and Science Tests: A Multi-Group Confirmatory Analysis
Leah Kaira, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jennifer Randall, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Stephen Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Building Validity Arguments for Educational Testing Programs
Stephen Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Yu Meng, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Henry Yoo, University of Massachusetts Amherst
April L. Zenisky, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Effect of Missing Data on The Estimation of Variance Components
Robert Cook, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Is it Possible to Use a Summative Multistage Assessment for Diagnostic Purposes? A Discussion of the Issues
Jenna Copella, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amy Semerjian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Is it Possible to Use a Summative Multistage Assessment for Diagnostic Purposes? An Analysis of the Data
Amy Semerjian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jenna Copella, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Comparison of Lord's Chi Square DIF Results with Large Group Proficiency Differences
Christine Shea, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Brooke Magnus, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Craig Wells, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Estimating Real Data Variance Components' Confidence Intervals with Normal Approximation and Jackknife Methods
Amy Semerjian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

An Empirical Investigation of the Quality of D-Study Predictions
Lisa Keller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jennifer Randall, University of Massachusetts Amherst

An Exploratory Study of Adult Learners, Response Time, and Test Performance
April L. Zenisky, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jerold S. Laguilles, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Strategies for Writing and Dissemination: Publishing is not rocket science, you CAN do it
Featuring: Sharon Cramer, Buffalo State College
Kurt Geisinger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kristen Huff, The College Board
David Moss, University of Connecticut
Steve Sireci, University of Massachusetts at Amherst



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