Current and former staff and graduate research assistants from the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) are participating in American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting April 13-17, 2012, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Angela Broaddus, interim and formative assessment programs coordinator, will present her paper, “Developing Instructional Tools to Assist Teachers in Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.” Pui Chi Chiu, former graduate research assistant, will present the paper, “The Effect of Item Position on State Mathematics Assessment.” Hyun-Jeong Cho, research associate, will present a paper she co-authored with Kingston, “Examining the Effectiveness of Test Accommodation Using DIF and a Mixture IRT Model.”
A paper Neal Kingston, CETE director, co-authored with Jie Chen, “Detecting Item Sensitivity to Instruction: a comparison between Mantel-Haenszel and Logistic Regression Procedures” will be presented by Chen. Kingston and Gail Tiemann, project coordinator, will present a paper they co-authored, “Building Validity into the Development of the Adaptive Reading Motivation Measures.” Former graduate research assistant Linette McJunkin will present a poster she created with Melinda Montgomery, graduate research assistant, and Vicki Peyton, assistant professor in the KU Department of Psychology and Research in Education. The poster examines the alignment between state science assessment and classroom activities. Julie Shaftel, research associate, will present a paper she co-authored with Brooke Nash, a former graduate research assistant, “Effect of the Number of Response Categories and Verbal Anchoring on Rating Scales.”