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Research - Presentations

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

Conference Presentations - 2009


Baer, E., Sundre, D. L., & Myers, J. (2009, May). How does quantitative literacy connect to NSF Funding? Invited panel for National Numeracy Network Annual Meeting. Bothel, WA.  

Barnes, S. K., Beverly, C. L., Casavant, A. E., Luongo, C. E, Williams, C. L., & O’Bannon, H. (Fall, 2009). That’s not the only way to look at it!  Panel presentation at the annual meeting of American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Washington, D. C., U.S.A*

Barnes, S., & Burchard, M. (2009, October). Developing a scale to assess self-efficacy for response to intervention practices in schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Barnes, S. K. & Burchard, M.  (Fall, 2009). Measuring the self-efficacy of teachers using response to intervention approaches in classrooms. Presentation at the Virginia Assessment Group annual conference, Lynchburg, Virginia, U. S. A.*

Barnes, S. K. & Harmes, J. C. (2009, March). Using Online Discussion Forums to Document Professional Identity Development of Student Teacher in Remote Locations. Paper presented annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Charleston, SC. *

Barnes, S.K. & Keeler, J.K. (Spring, 2009). Transition to kindergarten: A community project.  Presentation at the Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education annual conference, Richmond, Virginia, U. S. A.*

Barry, C. L., & Finney, S. J. (2009, October). Exploring change in test-taking motivation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Barry, C. L., Finney, S. J., Johnston, M. M., Horst, S. J. (April, 2009). Are there distinct academic help-seeking types? An application of mixture modeling. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. *

Barry, C. L., & Huff, K. (2009, October). The difficulty of item difficulty modeling: Challenges encountered and current directions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Barry, C. L., & Reshetar, R. (2009, October). Overview of current research on AP. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Brown, A. R., Barry, C. L., Horst, S. J., Finney, S. J., & Kopp, J. (2009, October). Modeling test-taking motivation over the course of a low-stakes testing session: A mixture modeling approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Brown, A. R., Finney, S. J., & France, M. K. (2009, October). Examining the dimensionality of the Hong Psychological Reactance Scale. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Burchard, M & Barnes, S. K..  (Fall, 2009). University-school partnership for in-service professional development.  Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division, Charlotte, NC, U. S. A.*

France, M.K., Barry, C., Kaliski, P.K., & Harmes, J. C. (2009, April). What do examinees remember? Comparing innovative and traditional items and their implications for test security. Paper discussion presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. *

France, M. K. & Finney, S. J. (2009, April). Conceptualization and utility of university mattering: A construct validity study of the University Mattering Scale. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. *

Goodman, J.T., Luecht, R.M. (2009, April). Residual covariance structures of complex performance exercises under various scaling and scoring methods: A simulation study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, San Diego, CA.

Gutierrez, L. S., Kantrowitz, T. M., Mclelland, R., Grelle, D, & Foltz, P. (2009). Innovations in “Classic” predictors of Performance: Cognitive Ability, Personality, & Essay. In R. Klion (Chair), From job analysis to selection to development: Technology facilitating innovation. Symposium conducted at the 24th Annual Society for Industrial Psychology, New Orleans, LA. *

Gutierrez, L. S. (2009). Computer adaptive measures of cognitive ability: Validity and utility. In M. S. Fetzer (Chair), Validity and utility of computer adaptive testing in personnel selection. Symposium conducted at the 24th Annual Society for Industrial Psychology, New Orleans, LA. *

Gutierrez, L. S. (2009). Face Validity of Innovative Items: Test-Taker Perceptions of a Multimedia Simulation Assessment. Poster session conducted at the 25th Annual Conference of the Association of Test Publishers, Palm Springs, CA. *

Harackiewicz, J. M., Hyde, J. S., Hulleman, C. S., Rozek, C., & Katz-Wise, S. (2009, August). Parents’ understanding of the utility value of STEM courses for high school students. Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Amsterdam.

Harackiewicz, J. M., Hulleman, C. S., & Pastor, D. A. (2009, August). Developmental trajectories of interest within semester-long courses in high school science and introductory psychology. Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Amsterdam.

Jones, A. T. (2009, April). College students’ general help-seeking strategies: A validity study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. *

Jones, A. T., & Julian, E. (2009, April). Try, try again? An analysis of retesting for credentialing examinations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. *

Jurich, D., & Goodman, J. T. (2009, October). Comparison IRT parameter recovery of mixed format examinations in PARSCALE and ICL. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Kaliski, P.K., Harmes, C., Barry, C., & France, M.K. (2009, February). The use of innovative items and their implications for test security. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association of Test Publishers, Palm Springs, CA.*

Koepfler, J., Fulcher, K., & Orem, C. (2009, October). Assessing students' writing performance at the university level. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Lau, A. R. and Anderson, R. D. (2009, April). Improving Data Collection: Reflection upon 20 year of Assessment Days. Paper presented at the North Carolina Undergraduate Assessment Symposium, Cary, NC. *

Markle, R. (2009, October). Behaving like a citizen: A confirmatory factor analysis of the Civic Responsibility Behavior Questionnaire. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Markle, R. (2009, October). Beyond Bloom: A broader understanding of educational and developmental outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Pastor, D. A. (2009, October). Classifying persons into groups: An introduction to mixture modeling and considerations for applied practice. Invited workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT

Perritt, D. C., Hughes, M., & Barnes, S. K.. (Fall, 2009). Partnership for realizing improvement in science and math: Building on a cornerstone of collaboration. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Virginia Educational Research Association, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.*

Ragland, S., Pashley, P.J., & Armstong, R.L. (2009, April). Deriving IRT Scale Transformation Constants: A predicted score distribution approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Diego, CA. *

Russell, J., Anderson, R, Goodman, J. T., & Lovin, L. (2009, October). Assessing mathematical knowledge for teaching: An examination of the Learning Mathematics for Teaching Instrument. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Sundre, D. L., Erb, P., & Russell, J. (2009, October). Motivation in low stakes testing conditions: What’s the feedback on feedback? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Sundre, D. L., Smith, K., & Hall, D. (2009, June). Using data to support improvement: Assessing Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning. Presented at the International Assessment and Retention Conference: New Orleans, LA.  

Sundre, D. L., Smith, K., Winston, M. & Faison, M. (2009, April). Advancing assessment of quantitative and scientific reasoning: A progress report on an NSF Project.  Presentation at the NC State Assessment Symposium. Cary, NC.  

Swerdzewski, P., Anderson, R., & Sundre, D. L. (2009, June). Tackling the big question: Techniques for improving motivation in low-stakes assessment. Presented at the International Assessment and Retention Conference: New Orleans, LA.  

Swerdzewski, P. & France, M.K. (2009, March). The Student Affairs Assessment Template: Evaluating learning and development. Paper presented at the meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Washington, D.C. *

Thelk, A., Sundre, D. L., Horst, S. J., & Finney, S. J. (2009, October). Examining inferences about test-taking motivation: The Student Opinion Scale (SOS). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Zilberberg, A., Brown, A. R., Harmes, J. C., & Anderson, R. D. (2009, October). How can we increase student motivation during low-stakes testing? Understanding the student perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Zilberberg, A., & Pastor, D. A. (2009, October). A mixed methods investigation into the functionality of the Willingness to Consider Contradictory Evidence scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF