James Madison University

Assessment and Measurement students and faculty receive 4-VA grant

Dr. Allison Ames, and A&M students Nick Curtis and Madison Holzman have been awarded $5000 by 4-VA for a Collaborative Research Grant, with matching funds provided by the Madison Collaborative. Their project is titled "Validity Evidence for the Diagnostic Rating System, Application to Ethical Reasoning in Action: The Madison Collaborative." The study will gather validity evidence for the Diagnostic Rating System (DRS), a novel method of scoring performance assessments. This validity study will compare the rating processes across the DRS and rubric scoring methods, and evaluate which method facilitates rating processes that best match those of Madison Collaborative ethical reasoning content experts. 

JMU stJonathan Alger,  President of JMU, Dr. Allison Ames, Nick Curtis, Madison Holzman, and Nick  Swayne, Director of 4-VAudents and faculty
From left to right: Jonathan Alger, President of JMU, Dr. Allison Ames, Nick Curtis, Madison Holzman, and Nick Swayne, Director of 4-VA