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

Five REMP Students Earn Graduate Degrees in 2006

The Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP) concentration is pleased to announce that five students will participate in the graduate commencement exercises on Saturday, May 27, 2006. Over the past year, Shuhong Li, Ning Han, Bob Chulu, and Lu Ying each earned their doctorates in education, while Karen Addesso, a doctoral student in the REMP program, completed her M.Ed. in educational policy.

The titles of the dissertations for the four doctoral graduates are:

Ning Han: "Detecting Exposed Items in Computer-Based Testing"
Bob Chulu: "Equating High-Stakes Educational Measurements: Design and Consequences"
Shuhong Li: "Evaluating the Accuracy and Consistency of Proficiency Classifications Using Item Response Theory"
Lu Ying: "Assessing Fit of Item Response Theory Models"
Dr. Li, Dr. Han, and Dr. Ying are all employed by Educational Testing Service in New Jersey, while Dr. Chulu will return to the University of Malawi where he will teach assessment practices. Dr. Han will soon leave for China, where he will take up a position in Beijing with the National Education Examinations Authority.

More information about the graduate commencement can be found here on the UMass website.

According to Professor Hambleton, "This year's group of graduates is especially strong, and the dissertations are among the best that have been produced by UMass graduates. We wish all of our graduates the very best of success as they move forward in their careers. This first step is a big one and I know they are all going to be very successful."

Congratulations to all the graduates!


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