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Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)

Upcoming CEA/REMP Seminars: Professor Wim J. van der Linden from the University of Twente in the Netherlands to Speak at UMass

Wim J. van der Linden The Center for Educational Assessment is pleased to announce that Professor Wim J. van der Linden of the University of Twente in the Netherlands is coming to speak at UMass. On Monday, November 13, 2006, Professor van der Linden will speak at 9:15a.m. in Hills South Room 267 on the topic of Automated Test Assembly. His second talk, on New Methods of Local-Score Equating, will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 9:15a.m. in Hills South Room 267.

Professor Wim van der Linden is Professor of Measurement and Data Analysis, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, University of Twente, The Netherlands. He earned his Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Amsterdam, and his research has appeared in all the major international journals in the field of psychometrics. Professor van der Linden has authored, co-authored, and edited a number of measurement texts, including Linear Models for Test Design, Computerized Adaptive Testing: Theory and Practice (with Cees Glas), and the Handbook of Modern Item Response Theory (with Ronald K. Hambleton). He recently received the 2006 Career Achievement Award from the Association of Test Publishers, and was similarly recognized by the National Council on Measurement in Education with their Career Achievement Award in 2005.

At this time, Professor van der Linden's research interests include test theory and its applications to behavioral measurement, computerized adaptive testing, optimal test assembly, response-time models, statistical procedures for test equating, and statistical decision theory and its applications to standard setting, selection, classification, mastery, and placement decisions.


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