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CETE staff to participate NCME’s annual meeting and training session

Monday, April 2, 2012

Current and former staff and graduate research assistants from the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) are participating in the National Council on Measurement in Education’s annual meeting and training session April 12-16, 2012, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

For the first time CETE will unveil and provide demonstrations of the learning map, which is part of the next-generation alternate assessment system known as the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System. Gretchen Anderson, senior research assistant, will present a paper she co-authored with Neal Kingston, CETE director, “Providing Useful Information to Guide Student Learning: a review of state level individual score reports.” Angela Broaddus, interim and formative assessment programs coordinator, will present her paper “Modeling Student Understanding of the Slope Concept: an application of the Attribute Hierarchy Method.”

Melinda Montgomery, graduate research assistant, will present a paper she co-authored with William Skorupski, associate professor in the KU Department of Psychology and Research in Education, “Investigation of IRT Parameter Recovery and Classification Accuracy in Mixed Format Assessments.” Fei Zhao, graduate research assistant, will present a paper she co-authored with Neal Kingston, CETE director, and Wenhao Wang, graduate research assistant, “On the Use of Nonparametric IRT Techniques for Checking 3PL IRT Model Fit.”



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