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Presentations 2016


Ames, A., & Curtis, N.A. (October, 2016). Meta-Assessment: Evaluating the Quality of Academic Program Assessment. An invited webinar presented for the members of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education.

Ames, A., Curtis, N.A., & Holzman, M. (accepted, July 2017). An exploration of rater drift using two performance assessment methods: A change point analysis. Presentation at the International Meeting of the Psychometric Society in Zurich, Switzerland.

Ames, A., Curtis, N.A., & Strickman, S. (December, 2016). Meta-Assessment: Evaluating the Quality of Academic Program Assessment. A workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in Atlanta, GA.

Amato, H., Curtis, N.A., & Orem, C. (October, 2016) Quality assurance at James Madison University: Institutional research and outcomes assessment. Presented to the Minister of Education for Kosovo and Kosovo university presidents in Harrisonburg, VA.

Clauser, A. L., & Foelber, K. J. (2017, April). Selecting a weighting scheme for a composite score: Theory and application. Paper accepted to the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Cuevas, N.M., Matveev, A.G., Sanders, C.B., & Sightler, K.W. (2017, January). Substantive change in southern liberal arts colleges: Scope, type, sources, and implications. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), San Francisco, CA.

Curtis, N.A., Ames, A., & Holzman, M. (accepted, July 2017). Mapping the cognitive process of rubric rating. Presentation at the International Meeting of the Psychometric Society in Zurich, Switzerland.

Curtis, N.A., & Anderson, R.D. (under review, September 2017). Student Partners in Program-Level Assessment: A Global Perspective. Presentation at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium in Auburn, AL.

Curtis, N.A., & Anderson, R.D. (accepted, June 2017). Meta-assessment to intervention: Improving Programme and Institutional Level Assessment to Support Student Learning. Presentation at the International Assessment in Higher Education Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Curtis, N.A., & Gilligan, T. (February, 2017). Cultural Competence in School Psychology: How to Demonstrate Effective Curricula. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists in San Antonio, TX.

Curtis, N.A., Gregg, N. (accepted, June 2017). From Assessment to Improvement: Establishing a Strong Assessment Culture as the Foundation for Student Learning Improvement. Presentation at the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education in Louisville, KY.

Curtis, N.A., & Holzman, M. (June, 2016). Developing an Assessment Culture: An Overview of Resources for Faculty Development in Assessment. Presented at the annual meeting of the Higher Education Data-sharing Consortium in Asheville, NC.

Curtis, N.A., Holzman, M., & Ames, A. (April 2017). Rubrics: Old News? Using logic-based decision maps to improve performance ratings. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education in San Antonio, TX.

Curtis, N.A., Pierrakos, O., & Anderson, R.D. (accepted, June 2017). The Engineering Student Identity Scale: A Structural Validity Evidence Study. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education in Cincinnati, OH.

Curtis, N.A., Pope, A., & Waterbury, G. T. (November, 2016). Developing an Assessment Culture: An Overview of Resources for Faculty Development in Assessment. Presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Assessment Group in Richmond, VA.

Curtis, N.A., Smith, K., Sanders, C., Strickman, S., & Gregg, N. (December, 2016). CARS Assessment Consultation Booth. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in Atlanta, GA.

Curtis, N.A., Strickman, S., & Harris, H. (June, 2016). CARS Assessment Consultation Booth. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education in Milwaukee, WI.

Curtis, N.A. & Trice, A.D. (accepted, July 2017). The Madison Assessment of Cultural Competency/Responsiveness in School Psychology: first and second edition. Presentation at the International School Psychology Association Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Curtis, N.A., Waterbury, G. T., & Ames, A. (accepted, June 2017). Meta-Assessment: Evaluating and Improving the Quality of Academic Program Assessment. Workshop at the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education in Louisville, KY.

Erbacher, M. K., & Ong, T. Q. (2016, October). Three is a crowd! Comparing five group difference methods for small samples. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Foelber, K. J., & Clauser, A. L. (2017, April). An application of multivariate generalizability theory to examine composite score reliability. Paper accepted to the annual conference of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Antonio, TX.

Foelber, K. J., Harris, H. D., & Pyburn, E. M. (2016, October). Comparing missing data methods in the context of propensity score matching: A simulation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Fulcher, K, Finney, S. J., & Curtis, N.A. (December, 2016). Visibility through assessment. A presentation to the academic council of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Gregg, N., Holzman, M. A., & Horst, S. J. (2016, November). Telling the whole story: Illuminating student voices behind the numbers. Pecha Kucha presentation with discussion at the annual meeting of the Virginia Assessment Group, Richmond, VA.

Harris, H. D., & Horst, S. J. (July, 2017). Investigating the effect of covariate selection on treatment estimation when propensity score matching: A simulation study, Poster to be presented at the annual Psychometric Society conference, Zurich, Switzerland. 

Harris, H. D., & Pyburn, E. M. (2016, June). User Experience (UX) study designs for online assessment resources. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, Milwaukee, WI. 

Harris, H. D. (September, 2016). My summer at Inteleos: A brief summary of my experiences as a psychometric summer intern. Invited CARS Talk at the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, Harrisonburg, VA. 

Hart, V., Miller, C. L., & Smith, K. L. (2017, March). Ethical reasoning across cultures: Curriculum and assessment considerations. Concurrent session presented at the 11th Annual “All Included All Engaged” Diversity Conference, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Hathcoat, J.D., Sanders, C.B., & Gregg, N. (2016, December). De-mystifying reliability and validity for informed decision making. Workshop presented at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Holzman, M., & Curtis, N.A. (June, 2016). I got my outcomes data…now what? Using implementation fidelity to make informed changes to programming. Presented at the annual meeting of the Higher Education Data-sharing Consortium in Asheville, NC.

Holzman, M. A., & Horst, S. J. (2016, July). A mixed-methods approach to differential item functioning. Poster presented at the International Meeting of the Psychometric Society Conference. Asheville, NC.

Holzman, M. A., Pope, A. & Horst, S. J. (2016, March). Reliability and validity 101: Applying measurement to student affairs assessment. Presentation presented at the Association of College Student Educators-International Conference. Columbus, OH.

Holzman, M. A., Sunde, S., Miesen, C., & Finney, S. J. (2016, October). Enhancing student learning: A multi-year implementation fidelity assessment of orientation. Invited webinar presented to College Student Educators International.

Jacovidis, J. N. (2016, October). My path to graduate education. Poster presented at 2016 Commonwealth Graduate Education Day Conference, Williamsburg, VA.

Jacovidis, J. N. (2016, October). Graduate education experience panel.  Student Panel presented at 2016 Commonwealth Graduate Education Day Conference, Williamsburg, VA.

Jacovidis, J. N. & Ames, A. J. (2016, July). Hyperpriors for item response theory (IRT) models. Poster presented at the 2016 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Ashville, NC.

Mathur, S., Wilson , R., Sharma, D.R., Curtis, N.A. (April, 2017). He Pretends and She Pretends: Gender-based Analysis of Play of Young ELL Children. Presentation at the annual international meeting of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) in Rochester, NY.

Meixner, C., Smith, K. L., Harper, S. (2017, February) Learning improvement by design (LID): Creating a culture of evidenced learning improvement​. Concurrent session presented at the the 9th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA.​

Ong, T. Q., Bandalos, D.L., & Swearer, S. M. (2017, May).  The Spiritual Values/Religion Subscale of the Self-Description Questionnaire III: Testing Measurement Invariance Across Self-Identified Heterosexuals & Non-Heterosexuals. Poster to be presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Boston, MA.

Pierrakos, O., Curtis, N.A., & Anderson, R.D. (October, 2016). How salient is the identity of engineering students? On the use of the Engineering Student Identity Survey. Presented at the annual meeting of Frontiers in Education in Erie, PA.

Pyburn, E.M., Waterbury, G. T., & Curtis, N.A.,(accepted, June 2017). Can I ask you a question? Writing quality items for programmatic assessment. Presentation at the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education in Louisville, KY.

Sanders, C., & Curtis, N.A. (May 2017). Making the Shift from Assessment to Improvement: Developing a Strong Assessment Culture to Facilitate Student Learning Improvement. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Institutional Research in Washington, D.C.

Sanders, C.B., & Curtis, N.A. (2016, November). Making the shift from assessment to improvement: Developing a strong assessment culture to facilitate student learning improvement. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Maryland Association for Institutional Research, Baltimore, MD. 

Sanders, C.B., Curtis, N.A., Strickman, S.N. (2016, October). Meta-assessment: Improving the quality of assessment reporting in higher education. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Szendy, O., Curtis, N.A., Pope, A., Anderson, R.D., and Fulcher, K (November, 2016). Examining an Ethical Reasoning Intervention and Assessment: Student-led focus groups. Presented at the Teagle Assessment Workshop on Training Students to Conduct Focus Groups in Wabash, IN.

Trice, A.D., & Curtis, N.A. (accepted, July 2017). Aspirations in children with disabilities in an uncertain world. Presentation at the International School Psychology Association Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom.