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

Seminar News: Exciting Times Ahead!

The Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP) program is pleased to announce the following seminar speakers for scheduled for Spring 2014.

Thursday, April 10th 12:00-130, Room TBD
Preston Green, UCONN
Topic: An Analysis of the Policy, Research, and Legal Issues Surrounding the Exclusion of Charter Schools from the Teacher Evaluation Revolution
  • Preston Green is the John and Carla Klein Professor of Urban Education at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education, and also Professor of Educational Leadership and Law. Dr. Green has written four books and numerous articles and book chapters pertaining to educational law. He primarily focuses on the legal and policy issues pertaining to educational access and school choice.
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Monday, April 14th
Charles Depascale, NCIEA
Topic and details TBD
  • Charles A. DePascale is Senior Associate with the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. The Center, based in Dover, New Hampshire, provides consulting services to help states and districts foster higher student achievement through improved practices in educational assessment and accountability. Prior to joining the Center in 2002 he served as principal psychometrician for the student assessment unit of the Massachusetts Department of Education. His work in recent years has focused on the design and use of large-scale assessments, and providing technical assistance to multi-state collaborative programs such as the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) and the ADP Algebra II Test consortium.

Thursday, April 24th, 1:00-2:30, Room 151
Tania Huedo-Medina, UCONN
Topic: using SEM for meta analysis
  • Tania Huedo-Medina is Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut, with joint appointments in the Department of Statistics and the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care- School of Medicine, UCHC. Her main scholarly interests involve developing and applying statistics to health promotion and related prevention research data at both the individual and community levels. She works on refining both the qualitative assessments and statistical techniques involved in evidence-based methodology, using Monte Carlo simulations and other computational methods to develop new, statistically-valid methods.


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