The annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) was held on October 17-19, 2012 in Rocky Hill, CT. The 2012 conference and academic program was exceptional in many ways, as Associate Professor Craig S. Wells served as Program Co-Chair (with Gil Andrada (CT DOE) and UMass alumna Tia Sukin (Pacific Metrics)).
This year, many Psychometrics faculty, staff, and students presented their research and participated in the program as session moderators and discussants. A listing of these presentations and conference roles follows.
Note that more information about NERA and the 2012 conference, including the full conference program, can be found here.
- An Analysis of Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Tests Standard Setting using a Generalizability Theory Approach
- Dimensionality Assessment using a Bifactor Model
MinJeong Shin, Craig Wells
- Comparing Two Methods for Evaluating Measurement Invariance
Katrina M. Crotts, Craig S. Wells
- Investigating the Relationship Between Item Response Time and Cognitive Level
Xi Wang, Stephen G. Sireci
- Testing Time and Large Scale Declines on the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Tests (MAPT) for Mathematics
Molly Faulkner-Bond, Stephen G. Sireci
- Student Growth Percentiles: School Rankings and Student Classifications
Amanda Corby Soto, Lisa A. Keller
- Current Methodological Trends in Generalizability Theory: A Review of the Literature
Joseph A. Rios, Xueming Li, & Molly Faulkner-Bond
- Diagnostic Score Reporting When Subscores Provide No Added Value: An Example From One State
Joseph A. Rios
- Evaluating the Impact of Undetected Shift Errors Using Modern Detection Methods
Robert J. Cook, Christopher C. Foster
- A Comparison of Computer Programs for Conducting Generalizability Theory Analyses
Xueming Li, MinJeong Shin, Xi Wang
- Investigating the Impact of Missing Data on Generalizability Studies
Louise M. Bahry, Katrina Crotts
- The Effect of Item Difficulty on Two Consistency Measures in Generalizability Theory
Minji K. Lee, Kimberly F. Colvin
- The Validity of Item Instructions and Multiple-Correct Multiple-Choice Items
Christopher C. Foster
Also, note too that Professor Stephen G. Sireci was a panelist in session 5.2 ("NERA's Past Presidents Tell Us How NERA Has Enhanced Their Careers"), as was UMass alumna Kristen Huff.
Three Psychometrics faculty members served as discussants for the 2012 NERA conference: Stephen G. Sireci, Lisa A. Keller, and Jennifer Randall. In addition, Craig Wells, Katrina Crotts, Minji Lee, April Zenisky, and Louise Bahry were session chairs as well.