ETS at AERA/NCME — April 28, 2013 — Afternoon

Below is a list of ETS-led presentations and professional development courses scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013.

Contrasting State-of-the-Art in the Machine Scoring of Short-Form Constructed Responses

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 12:15–2 p.m
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Telegraph Hill
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Presenter: Derrick Higgins (ETS)

Differential Item Functioning (I)

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 12:15–2 p.m
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Union Square
Posterior Predictive Assessment of a Multi-level Differential Item Functioning Model Within Fully Bayesian Framework 
Presenters: Xiaoyu Qian (ETS), Zhan Shu (ETS)

Issues of Equity and Diversity in Mathematics Education

AERA
When: Sunday, April 28, 2:15–3:45 p.m.
Where: Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Empire
Professional Development Focused on Formative Assessment and Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics: A Five-Year Pilot 
Presenters: Christine Jennifer Lyon (ETS), Meghan Wilson Brenneman (ETS), L. Joy Johnson (ETS), Trinetia Respress (Tennessee State University)

Practical Issues in Automated Scoring

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 2:30–4 p.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom C
Is There a Seasonality Effect for the Performance of an Automated Essay Scoring System Over Time? 
Presenters: Duanli Yan (ETS), Jay Breyer (ETS)

How Does the Scale of a Constructed-Response Item Affect the Threshold for Automated Scoring Acceptance?
Presenters: Jay Breyer (ETS), Frank Williams (ETS)

Teacher Effectiveness: Student Characteristics

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 2:30–4 p.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Sutter
Practical Considerations for Including Scores From Students with Disabilities Who Take the General Assessment in Teacher Effectiveness Indicators 
Presenter: Heather Buzick (ETS)

Considerations in Accommodations and Assessment for Students With Disabilities

AERA
When: Sunday, April 28, 4:05–5:35 p.m
Where: Hilton Union Square, Fourth Level – Tower 3 Union Square 5
A Meta-Analysis of Research on the Read Aloud Accommodation for K–12 Students With Disabilities 
Presenters: Heather Marie Buzick (ETS), Elizabeth A. Stone (ETS)

The Alignment of the Common Core State Standards and English Language Proficiency Standards for ELLs

AERA
When: Sunday, April 28, 4:05–5:35 p.m
Where: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level – Golden Gate 8
Comparing the Common Core State Standards and States Standards: The Language Demands for English Learners
Presenters: Mikyung Kim Wolf (ETS), Yuan Wang (ETS), Becky H. Huang (The University of Texas - San Antonio)

Professional Development that Facilitates Students' Reasoning and Communication Skills

AERA
When: Sunday, April 28, 4:05–5:35 p.m
Where: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level – Imperial Ballroom B
Complex Small Group Interaction and Its Impact on Classroom Implementation 
Presenters: Zhitong Yang (ETS), Lei Liu (ETS), Susan A. Yoon (University of Pennsylvania)

Raters

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 4:15–5:30 p.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Sutter
On the Power of the Marginal Homogeneity Test to Detect Rater Drift 
Presenters: Adrienne Sgammato (ETS), John Donoghue (ETS)

The Development of the Modified Rater Agreement Index 
Presenter: Kyunghee Suh (ETS))