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Research - Presentations

Presentation titles followed by a * symbol are those in which graduate students participated.

Conference Presentations - 2005


Baranik, L. E., Barron, K. E., Finney, S. J., & Sundre, D. A. (2005, April). A comparison of general vs. specific measures of achievement goal orientation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Cameron, L., & Wise, S. L. (2005, May). Information literacy assessment at James Madison University. Presentation at the 2005 Pennsylvania Library Association Workshop on Information Literacy.

DeMars, C. E. (2005, April). "Guessing" parameter estimates for multidimensional IRT models. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal. Download PDF

DeMars, C. E. (2005, August). Scoring Subscales using multidimensional item response theory models. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Download PDF

DeMars, C. E., & Erwin, T. D. (2005, August). Neutral or unsure: Is there a difference? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Download PDF

Grove, A. B., Evans, S. W., Finney, S. J., & Thompson, J. M. (2005, March). Predicting barriers to children’s mental health care: A path model. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston.

Harmes, J. C., & Parshall, C. G. (2005, November). Situated tasks and simulated environments: A look into the future for innovative computerized assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association, Miami, FL.

Harmes, J. C., Parshall, C. G., & Wise, S. L.(2005, November). Veridicality in computer-based testing: Complexity, interactivity, and fidelity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association, Miami, FL.

Horst, S. J., Finney, S. J., & Barron, K. E. (2005, April). Validity evidence for a measure of social goal orientation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada. *

Kissel, H.L. (2005, April). A confirmatory factor analysis of the Scales for Diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (SCALES). Presentation at the Spring Meeting of Virginia Psychological Association, Williamsburg, VA. *

Kong, X., Bhola, D. S., & Wise, S. L. (2005, April). Setting the response time threshold parameter to differentiate solution behavior from rapid-guessing behavior. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education,Montreal. *

Miller, B. J. (2005, April). Examining the avoidance subscales of the Achievement Goal Questionnaire. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montréal, Canada. *

Miller, B. K., & Finney, S. J. (2005). Confirmatory factor analyses of the Equity Preference Questionnaire. Paperto be presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

Owens, K. (2005, April). How can we interact if we can’t see each other: Examining relationships in an asynchronous distance education course. Roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association,Montréal, Canada. *

Owens, K. (2005, April). Performing at a distance: How are students motivated when no one is watching? Roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montréal, Canada. *

Pastor, D. A. (2005, June). Assessment of health and wellness in general education. Paper presented at the Pacific Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research Conference, Honolulu. * Download PDF

Sproles, K., Hazard, G., Murphy, C., Amato, H., Wise, S., Sundre, D., & Pastor, D. (2005, October). Pedagogy and assessment: General Education assessment at James Madison University. A panel discussion presented to the 2005 Association for General and Liberal Studies and the Association for Integrative Studies Joint National Conference. Alexandria, VA.

Sundre, D. L. (2005, October). Assessment: An invitation to engage. Keynote address delivered to the faculty of Moraine Valley Community Collegeas part of their annual College Learning Day. Palos Hills. IL.

Sundre, D. L. (2005, October). Building your assessment village. Workshop for the 2005 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. Indianapolis, IN.

Sundre, D. L. (2005). A pathway for an institution-wide assessment program: Are we there? Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts. Project Kaleidoscope. Retrieved from http://www.pkal.org/documents/InstitutionWideAssessment.cfm on April 18, 2006.

Sundre, D. L., & Miller, B. J. (2005, November). Continued refinement of an assessment instrument:JMU’s Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning Tests. Presented to the 2005 Virginia Assessment Group. Virginia Beach, VA. *

Taylor, M. A., & Pastor, D. A. (2005, May). Adjustment to college as a predictor of first-year retention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Institutional Research, San Diego. * Download PDF

Taylor, M. A., & Pastor, D. A. (2005, May). A confirmatory factor analysis of the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Institutional Research, San Diego. * Download PDF

Wise, S. L. (2005, February). Using item response time to identify and manage the data from unmotivated examinees. Presentation at the 2005 Association of Test Publishers Conference on Computer-Based Testing, Scottsdale, AZ.

Wise, S. L., & DeMars, C. E. (2005, April). An application of item response time: The effort-moderated IRT model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.

Wise, S. L., & Kong, X. (2005, April). Response time effort: A new measure of examinee motivation in computer-based tests. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Montreal. *

Wise, S. L., Owens, K. M., Yang, S., Weiss, B., Kissel, H. L., Kong, X., & Horst, S. J. (2005, April). An investigation of the effects of self-adapted testing on examinee effort and performance in a low-stakes achievement test. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Montreal. *