STEPHEN G. SIRECI

Stephen G. Sireci is Professor of Education and Co-Chairperson of the Research and Evaluation Methods Program 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 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 sensitivity review. He is the author of over 100 publications and conference papers, including articles in Applied Measurement in Education, Applied Psychological Measurement, Educational Assessment, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, the Journal of Educational Measurement, the International Journal of Testing, and Multivariate Behavioral Research.

He currently serves on several advisory boards including the Graduate Management Admissions Council Technical Advisory Committee, the Technical Advisory Panel for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, and technical advisory committees for Puerto Rico, Texas, and New York. He is a Fellow of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association, Past-President of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, a Senior Scientist for the Gallup Organization, and a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council on Measurement in Education. In 2003 he received the School of Education's Outstanding Teacher Award and in 2007 he received the University of Massachusetts Chancellor's Medal (listen to related NPR radio interview). Professor Sireci reviews articles for over a dozen professional journals and he is on the editorial boards of Applied Measurement in Education, Educational and Psychological Measurement, the European Journal of Psychological Assessment, and Psicothema, and he is the co-editor of the International Journal of Testing.

Professor Sireci's current interests focus on issues related to test development, equity issues in testing, and the evaluation of educational programs. His specific research activities include creating procedures and models for evaluating test score reliability and validity (including differential item and test functioning), problems and issues related to computer-based testing, evaluating different language versions of tests, and test development issues such as standard setting and sensitivity review.

Professor Sireci's personal home page, containing information on his courses, his CV, and links to other sites of psychometric interest can be found here.



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