Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Pearson Leads The Way

A key strategic objective of Pearson is to promote measurement best practices through research. The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is one venue in this regard. I am happy to report that, once again, Pearson is providing several relevant paper presentations at the conference.

This year, the conference will be held in the "windy city" Chicago, April 9-April 13. Here are some of our accepted topics to be presented. (Check the official online program for dates, times, and locations.)

NCME 2007

Training session: Vertical Scaling Methodology, Application and Research
- Tong, Ye

Understanding Correlates of Rapid-Guessing Behavior in Low-Stakes Testing: Implications for Test Development and Measurement Practice
- Xiaojing (Jadie) Kong

Estimating Classification Consistency for Complex Assessments
- Wan, Lei

Imputation Methods for Handling Null Categories in Polytomous Items
- Keng, Leslie & Turhan, Ahmet

An Investigation of the Accuracy of the Estimates of Standard Errors for the Kernel Equating Functions
- Mao, Xia

Some Issues in Computing Conditional Standard Errors of Measurement for State Testing Programs
- Thompson, Tony

Effects of Anchor Item Properties and Dimensionality of Test on Vertical Scaling
- Turhan, Ahment; Tong, Ye & Um, Kay

Individual Growth and School Performance Indices
- Li, Dongmei & Shin, David

Priors in Vertical Scaling
- Tong, Ye

AERA 2007

Models of Raters' Cognition During Essay Scoring: Theory and Framework
-Nichols, Paul

Investigating the Effects of Training and Rater Variables on Reliability Measures: A Comparison of Standup Local Scoring, Online Distributed Scoring, and Online Local Scoring
-Kreimen, Cindi

Effects of Scoring Environment on Rater Reliability, Score Validity and Generalizability: A Comparison of Standup Local Scoring, Online Distributed Scoring and Online Local Scoring
-Kanada, Mayuko

Cognitive Task Analysis of Raters’ Evaluation Strategies for Scoring Constructed Response Items
-Harms, Mike

Establishing Measurement Equivalence of Transadapted Reading and Mathematics Tests
-Davies, Scott, O'Malley, Kimberly & Wu, Brad

Reliability estimates in an alternative scoring procedure of constructed-response items in large scale standardized tests
-Kanada, Mayuko & Nichols, Paul

An Investigation of College Performance of Advanced Placement (AP) and Non-AP Student Groups
-Keng, Leslie

Comparisons of the Kernel Equating Method with the Traditional Equating Methods in Random Groups Design-A Simulation Study
-Mao, Xia

Using Collateral Information to Improve the Estimating of NAEP Subscale Score
-Shin, David

An Exploration of Methods for Evaluation of Individual and School Progress at the Subscale Level
-Shin, David, & Li, Dongmei

Evaluation of calibration/linking approaches to mixed format writing assessments
-Um, Kay; Kim, Dong-In & Turhan, Ahmet

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