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Research - Publications

Publication titles followed by * are those in which one or more students participated during their graduate work at JMU.

Publications - 2009


Barnes, S. K., (2009, Spring).Environmental education in early childhood classrooms.  Viewpoint. (Available from the Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education, Places and Programs for Children, Inc., 702 London St., Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA.)

Barry, C. L. & Finney, S. J. (2009). Can we be confident in how we measure college confidence? A psychometric investigation of the College Self-efficacy Inventory, Measurement & Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 42, 197 – 222. *

Barry, C. L. & Finney, S. J. (2009). Does it matter how data are collected? A comparison of testing conditions and the implications for validity. Research & Practice in Assessment, 3, 1-15. *

Darnon, C., Butera, F., Mugny, G., Quiamzade, A., & Hulleman, C. S. (2009). “Too complex for me!” Why do performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals predict exam performance? European Journal of Psychology of Education, 4, 423-434.

DeMars, C. E. (2009).  Modification of the Mantel-Haenszel and logistic regression DIF procedures to incorporate the SIBTEST regression correction. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 34, 149-170.

France, M. & Finney, S. J. (2009). What matters in the measurement of mattering? A construct validity study. Measurement & Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 42, 104 – 120. *

Harmes, J. C., & Wendt, A. (2009, Winter). Memorability of innovative item types. CLEAR Exam Review, 20(1), 16-20.

Hulleman, C. S., & Cordray, D. S. (2009). Moving from the lab to the field: The Role of fidelity and achieved relative intervention strength. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2, 88-110.

Hulleman, C. S., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2009). Promoting interest and performance in high school science classes. Science (326), 1410-1412.

Lau , A.R., Swerdzewski, P., Jones, A.T., Anderson, R.D. & Markle, R.E. (2009). Proctors matter:  Strategies for increasing examinee effort on general education program assessments.  Journal of General Education, 58(3), 196-217

Meyer, J. P., & Setzer, J. C. (2009). A comparison of bridging methods in the analysis of NAEP trends with the new race subgroup definitions. Journal of Educational Measurement, 46(1), 104-128 *

Mulrooney, M., & Harmes, J. C. (2008/2009, Fall/Winter). Assessing aesthetic development at JMU. AGLS News, 25(1 & 2), 9.

Parshall, C. G., & Harmes, J. C. (2009, March). Improving the quality of innovative item types: Four tasks for design and development. Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 10(1), 1-20.

Seifert, K., Hurney, C., Wigtil, C. & Sundre, D. L. (2009). Using the Academic Skills Inventory (ASI) to assess the Biology major. Assessment Update, 21,(3), 1-2,14-15. *

Sundre, D. L. (2009). Guest editor’s note. Journal of General Education, 58, (3) vii-ix.

Sundre, D. L. (2009). Examinee Motivation. A podcast produced by the Center for Assessment and Research Studies: Harrisonburg, Va. http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/resources/podcasts.htm.

Swerdzewski, P. J., Harmes, J. C., & Finney, S. J. (2009). Skipping the test: Using empirical evidence to inform policy related to students who avoid taking low-stakes assessment in college. Journal of General Education, 58, 167-195.*

Thelk, A. D., Sundre, D. L., Horst, S. J., & Finney, S. J.  (2009). Motivation matters: Using the Student Opinion Scale to make valid inferences about student performance. Journal of General Education, 58, (3) 129-151. *

Wendt, A., & Harmes, J. C. (2009, March/April). Evaluating innovative items for the NCLEX, Part 1: Usability and pilot testing. Nurse Educator, 34(2), 56-59.

Wendt, A., & Harmes, J. C. (2009, May/June). Evaluating innovative items for the NCLEX, Part 2: Item characteristics and cognitive processing. Nurse Educator, 34(3), 109-113.

Wise, S. L. & DeMars, C. E. (2009). A clarification of the effects of rapid guessing on coefficient alpha: A note on Attali’s “Reliability of Speeded Number-Right Multiple-Choice Tests”. Applied Psychological Measurement, 33, 488-490.

Wise, S. L., Pastor, D. A., & Kong, X. J. (2009). Understanding correlates of rapid-guessing behavior in low stakes testing: Implications for test development and measurement practice. Applied Measurement in Education, 22, 185-205.