AIR Experts to Speak on Aspects of Testing and Evaluation at National Council on Measurement in Education Conference

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Experts from the American Institutes for Research will discuss aspects of educational evaluation and testing at the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) annual meeting April 9-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Experts from the American Institutes for Research will discuss aspects of educational evaluation and testing at the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) annual meeting April 9-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.

AIR is one of several sponsors of the three-day event. NCME is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing and other facets of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation.

AIR presentations will include the following:

Saturday, April 9, 2016

An Eirm Approach for Studying Latent Growth in Alphabet Knowledge Among Kindergartners

10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Meeting Room 3

AIR Presenter: Xiaoxin Wei

Two-Tier Item Factor Models with Empirical Histograms as Nonnormal Latent Densities
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meeting Room 12

AIR Presenter: Hyesuk Jang

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Impact of Ignoring the Multiple-Group Structure of Item Response Data

10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Mount Vernon Square

AIR Presenter: Yoon Jeong Kang

Improving the NAEP SES Measure: Can NAEP Learn from Other Survey Programs?

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Meeting Room 4

AIR Presenters: Young Yee Kim & Jonathan Phelan

Investigating SES Using the NAEP-HSLS Overlap Sample

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Meeting Room 4

AIR Presenters: Burhan Ogut, George Bohrnstedt & Markus Broer

Monday, April 11, 2016

Using Residual Analysis to Report Subscores in Statewide Assessments

8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Meeting Room 8/9

AIR Presenter: Jon Cohen

Multilevel Modeling of Item and Person Clustering Simultaneously in Alternate Assessments

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meeting Room 4

AIR Presenters: Chao Xie & Hyesuk Jang

Examining Item and Testlet Position Effects in Computer-Based Alternate Assessments

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meeting Room 4

AIR Presenters: Xiaodong Hou & Ming Lei

An Application of Bi-Factor Model for Examining DIF in Alternate Assessments

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meeting Room 4

AIR Presenters: Hyesuk Jang & Chao Xie

Impact of Cumulative Drift on Parameter and Ability Estimates in Alternate Assessments

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meeting Room 4

AIR Presenter: Ming Lei

To view the full conference program for the NCME conference, go to http://www.ncme.org/ncme/NCME/Annual_Meeting/NCME/Annual_Meeting/Next_Meeting.aspx.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org

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