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Research - Presentations

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

Conference Presentations - 2008


Barnes, S. K. (2008, February). Creating and using surveys to involve those you serve. Presented at the annual conference of the Virginia Association of Early Childhood Education. Reston, VA. *

Barry, C. L., & Finney, S. J. (2008, March). Does it matter how data is collected? A comparison of testing conditions and the implications for validity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, New York.*

Barry, C. L., Kaliski, P. K., Harmes, J. C., & France, M. K. (October, 2008). Does media inclusion affect the memorability of computer based test items? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Barry, C. L., & Pastor, D. A. (2008, October). Does the Relationship Between AP and SAT Scores Differ Across High Schools? A Hierarchical Approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Cotten, M. R., & Pastor, D. A. (2008, October). A latent profile analysis of college students’ health and wellness behaviors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

DeMars, C. E. (2008, March). Scoring Multiple Choice Items: A Comparison of IRT and Classical Polytomous and Dichotomous Methods. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New York. Download PDF

France, M. K. & Finney, S. J. (2008, October). What matters in the measurement of mattering? A confirmatory factor analysis. Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Finney, S. J. & Swerdzewski, P (2008, February). The “What”, “Why” and “How” of Outcomes Assessment in Student Affairs. Invited half-day workshop for the Division of Student Affairs, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. *

France, M., Finney, S., & Swerdzewski, P. (2008, March). University attachment for college sophomores and juniors: a focus on its measurement and correlates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.* Download PDF Download Handout PDF

Hauser, C., Kingsbury, G. G., & Wise, S. L. (2008, March). Individual validity: adding a missing link.  Paper presented at the 2008 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Jarrell, K. and Rowan, B. E. (September, 2008). Case study: Developmental education research-based best practices implemented at Georgia Military College and the effects on student learning. Presented at the 4th International Conference on Research in Access and Developmental Education, San Juan, PR.

Johnston, M. M., Barry, C. L., Finney, S. J., & Horst, S. J. (October, 2008). Using mixture modeling to better understand academic help seeking in college. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Jones, A. T., Lau, A. R., Swerdzewski, P. J., Barry, C. L., & Sundre, D. L. (2008, June). Making assessments matter to students. Presentation at the annual meeting of the International Assessment and Retention Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Jones, A. T., & Lau, A. R. (2008, April). Does one construct fit all in personality testing? Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Jones, A. T., & Abraham, J. D. (2008, April). Assessing personality scores in applicant settings: A DIF analysis. Interactive poster session presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Jones, A. T., & Pastor, D. A. (2008, October). Change in PSAT and SAT scores over time. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Kaliski, P. K., & DeMars, C. E. (2008, March).  Using full information item bifactor analysis to examine the quality of polytomous neuroticism items. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New York. *

Kaliski, P.K., & Finney, S.J. (2008, October). Using mixture modeling to investigate the number of personality types in college students. Paper presented at the meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Markle, R.E., (2008, October). Measuring the impact of proctors on examinee motivation. Poster presentation at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Markle, R. E., Seybert, J., and Stein, M. (2008, April). The impact of retesting on various clerical tests. Poster presentation at the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.*

Meyer, J. P. (2008, March). A mixture Rasch model with item response time components. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New York. Download PDF

Meyer, J. P., & Seaman, M. A. (2008, March). A comparison of the exact Kruskal-Wallis distribution to asymptotic approximations for n <= 105. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. Download PDF

Parshall, C. G., & Harmes, J. C. (2008, March). Stages in designing innovative item types. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Test Publishers, Dallas, TX.

Ragland, S., Schneider, C., Yap, C.C., & Kaliski, P.K. (2008, March). The effect of classroom assessment professional development on English Language Arts and Mathematics student achievement: Year 2 results.In C. Schnieder (Organizer), Professional development programs in formative classroom assessment: Do changes in teacher practice improve student performance?  Invited symposium presented at the meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, New York, NY. *

Setzer, C., & Wise, S. L. (2008, March). An investigation of examinee test-taking effort on the major field test in business.  Paper presented at the 2008 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. *

Sundre, D. L. (2008, November). Making assessment a catalyst for higher achievement. An invited session presented to the Common Wealth College Learning and Virginia’s Shared Future Summit. Co-hosted by the AAC&U and the University of Richmond. Richmond, VA

Sundre, D. L. & Thelk, A. D. (2008, March). Advancing assessment of quantitative and scientific reasoning. Paper presented to the American Educational Research Association. New York. Download PDF

Swerdzewski, P.J. & Lewis, K.L. (2008, March).  Using program-wide competency-based assessment to improve an undergraduate health services preparatory program.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. *

Wendt, A., Harmes, J. C., Wise, S. L., & Jones, A. T. (2008, March). Development and evaluation of a set of innovative test items for a computerized nursing licensure exam. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. *

Wise, S. L., & DeMars, C. E. (2008, March). The impact of examinee non-effort on the validity of assessment test data. Paper presented at the 2008 meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New York. Download PDF