Faculty News: Stephen G. Sireci to give keynote at NEERO
|Dr. Stephen Sireci of UMass has been selected to provide the keynote address at the 2012 meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO). The title of his talk, scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd, is "How We Should Measure Teaching Effectiveness - Or Should We?".
From the NEERO site: "Dr. Sireci is Professor in the Psychometric Methods, Educational Statistics, and Research Methods (Psychometrics) concentration and Director of the Center for Educational Assessment in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned his Ph.D. in psychometrics from Fordham University and his master's and bachelor degrees in psychology from Loyola College in Maryland. Before UMASS, he was Senior Psychometrician at the GED Testing Service, Psychometrician for the Uniform CPA Exam, and Research Supervisor of Testing for the Newark NJ Board of Education. He is known for his research in evaluating test fairness, particularly issues related to content validity, test bias, cross-lingual assessment, standard setting, and computer-based testing. In 2003 he received the School of Education's Outstanding Teacher Award, in 2007 he received the Chancellor's Medal, which is the highest faculty honor at UMASS, in 2009 he received the University's Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, and in 2010 he received the Thomas Donlon Award for Distinguished Mentoring from NERA."
More information about the NEERO conference, including registration for the conference, can be found here.