Five REMP Students Earn Graduate Degrees in 2006
The titles of the dissertations for the four doctoral graduates are:
Ning Han: "Detecting Exposed Items in Computer-Based Testing"
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.
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"
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!