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Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)

Congratulations to the 2007 Graduates!

Graduation 2007The Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP) concentration and Center for Educational Assessment at UMass-Amherst are pleased to note the 2007 graduations of Dr. Jeffrey Hauger, Dr. Andrea (Drey) Martone, and Dr. Wendy McGannon. The 2007 Graduate Commencement will take place on Friday, May 25, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mullins Center at UMass-Amherst.

Jeff defended his doctoral dissertation, entitled "An empirical comparison of the bookmark and modified Angoff standard setting methods and the impact on student classification," in late February. His concentration area within the College of Education was Research and Evaluation Methods, and Professor Stephen G. Sireci chaired his committee. Jeff is currently employed by the Moorestown (NJ) Township Public Schools as Research Analyst, analyzing and reporting on student data to the township's school board and general public as well as researching issues regarding student achievement and district policies.

Drey completed her doctorate in the Teacher Education and School Improvement concentration area within UMass' College of Education, and her dissertation focused on "Exploring the impact of teachers' participation in an assessment-standards alignment study." Her committee was co-chaired by Professors Linda Griffin and Stephen G. Sireci. Drey is Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Educational Assessment at UMass and, with Professor Stephen Sireci, skillfully leads the Center's efforts in developing the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Tests (MAPT) and contributes her expertise to other Center projects as well.

Wendy's dissertation on "A validity study of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model Readiness Self-Assessment Instrument" was chaired by Professor Jay Carey, and Professors Ronald K. Hambleton and Craig S. Wells served on her committee. Wendy's concentration in the College of Education was Research and Evaluation Methods, and she is employed at the University of Massachusetts' Donahue Institute as Evaluation Manager, where she is responsible for the design, management, and implementation of applied social science research and program evaluation related to education and human services projects.

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

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Jeff, Drey, and Wendy!


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