The annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) will be held on October 23-25, 2013 in Rocky Hill, CT. The 2013 conference and academic program is exceptional in many ways, as UMass Associate Professor Jennifer Randall is serving as Program Co-Chair (with Steven Holtzman of ETS). The theme for the 2013 conference is Fairness!.
This year, many Psychometrics faculty, staff, and students are presenting their research and participating in the program as session moderators and discussants. A listing of these presentations and conference roles follows. All named authors are currently at UMass except where otherwise noted.
Note that more information about NERA and the 2013 conference, including the full conference program, can be found here.
- An item parameter recovery study of multidimensional IRT software
MinJeong Shin and Joseph A. Rios
- Evaluating and establishing "gain" criteria on an educational assessment
Abdolvahab Khademi, Stephen G. Sireci, and April L. Zenisky
- Psychometric challenges in developing a measure of scientific knowledge of teaching
Stephen G. Sireci, Kimberly Colvin (MIT), and Jennifer Randall
- Evaluating attitudes towards mathematics in three countries: Analysis of data from TIMSS 2011
Fen Fan and Jennifer Randall
- A summary of current online reporting of K-12 assessment data in the 50 states
MinJeong Shin and Katrina Crotts (ETS)
- Measuring Marketing 101: How non-educational "reporting" sites can inform K-12 assessment reporting
Molly Faulkner-Bond and MinJeong Shin
- Reliability and responsibility in the reporting of practice test scores
Louise Bahry, Lisa A. Keller, and April L. Zenisky
- Designing and piloting individual score reports for ELP assessments
Xi Wang and M. Fernanda Gandara
- English Learners in US Schools: Promise, Problems, and Policy
- Enhancing the Validity of Testing Programs through Internal Audits
M. Fernanda Gandara, Molly Faulkner-Bond, and Stephen G. Sireci
- The Impact of Ignoring Item Information on Domain Representation in a Multistage Test
Joseph A. Rios, M. Fernanda Gandara, MinJeong Shin, and Lisa A. Keller
- A Review of Validity Evidence (or Lack Thereof) for Innovative Item Types
Hongyu Diao, Fen Fan, and Joseph A. Rios
- Methodologies for detecting aberrant responses in computer-adaptive testing: A review
Xi Wang and Can Shao (University of Notre Dame)
- The Use of Assistive Technology in Alternate Assessment: A Systematic Review
Louise Bahry and Molly Faulkner-Bond
- Exploring the relationship between Massachusetts Teachers, the Curriculum Frameworks, and MCAS Scores
Jenna Copella (Pearson) and Lisa A. Keller
- Stephen G. Sireci: Introduction to Keynote Panel on Fairness
- LIsa A. Keller: Invited Panelist for Promoting Fairness through the Entire Research Process
- Stephen G. Sireci: Panelist for Navigating the Publication Process
Also, note too that Professor LIsa A. Keller and doctoral student Joseph A. Rios are providing a workshop entitled Generalizability Theory and Applications.
Three Psychometrics faculty members are paper discussants for the 2012 NERA conference: Stephen G. Sireci, Lisa A. Keller, and Ronald K. Hambleton, and Craig S. Wells, Alejandra Garcia, and M. Fernanda Gandara are poster session discussants. In addition, Xi Wang, Louise Bahry (2), Molly Faulkner-Bond, Jacqueline DIckey, and Joshua Marland are session chairs as well.