ETS at AERA/NCME — April 30, 2013 — Morning

Below is a list of ETS-led presentations and professional development courses scheduled to take place on Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Across Contents and Domains

AERA
When: Tuesday, April 30, 8–9:30 a.m.
Where: Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Empire
To Infinity and Beyond: Creating Assessments That Measure Students’ Breadth of Vocabulary in Content Domains 
Presenters: Rene R. Lawless (ETS), Gary Feng (ETS), Laura Halderman (ETS), Paul Deane (ETS)

Large Scale

NCME
When: Tuesday, April 30, 8–9:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom C
An Investigation of Outlier Pseudo Estimates in Paired Grouped Jackknifing 
Presenters: Jiahe Qian (ETS), Shelby Haberman (ETS)

Multidimensional IRT Models for Survey Assessments 
Presenter: Xueli Xu (ETS)

Pre-Equating in Large Scale Assessment

NCME
When: Tuesday, April 30, 8–9:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Telegraph Hill
A Literature Survey of Pre-equating Test Design 
Presenter: Joyce Wang (ETS)

Comparison of Pre-Equated and Post-Equated Results of a Large Scale Assessment at the Test and Item Level 
Presenters: Sharon Slater (ETS), Sam Chung (ETS), Carolyn Wentzel (ETS)

Comparison of Pre-Equating and Post-Equating: Does Pre-Equating Really Work? 
Presenters: Hyeonjoo Oh (ETS), James Carroll (ETS)

To Use or Not to Use Existing Items in the Context of New Content Standards and a Pre-Equated Test Design
Presenters: Liane Patsula (ETS), Lin Lin (ETS), Rich Schwarz (ETS)

Innovative Assessments in Practice: The Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment

NCME
When: Tuesday, April 30, April 30, 8–9:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Twin Peaks
How Evidence Centered Design Helped Organize an Assessment of Technology and Engineering Literacy 
Presenter: Lonnie Smith (ETS)

Scenario-Based Interactive Task Design for Assessing Technology and Engineering Literacy 
Presenters: David Williamson (ETS), Malcolm Bauer (ETS))

Connecting Actions, Cognitions, and Measurement: The Role of Cognitive Science in NAEP TELTask Development 
Presenters: Madeleine Keehner (ETS), Lonnie Smith (ETS)

The Application of Bi-Factor Model in NAEP Operational Settings 
Presenters: Shu Zhan (ETS), Xueli Xu (ETS), Jia Yue (ETS)

Different but Comparable: Measurement Considerations for Policy Uses for Scores From the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia

NCME
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10–11:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom A
Types of Test Score Comparability: How to Know, How to Achieve It 
Presenter: John Mazzeo (ETS)

Games and Assessment: Psychometrics Meets Fun

NCME
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10–11:45 a.m
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom B
Three Things Game Designers Need to Know About Assessment 
Presenter: Robert J. Mislevy (ETS)

Standard Setting

NCME
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10–11:45 a.m
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom C
Using Subsets of Items to Estimate Minimal Competency Cut-Scores: A G-Theory Approach 
Presenters: Priya Kannan (ETS), Adrienne Sgammato (ETS), Richard Tannenbaum (ETS), Irvin Katz (ETS)

Differential Item Functioning (II)

NCME
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10–11:45 a.m
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Sutter
The Bayesian Updating DIF Procedure: New Findings and Extensions 
Presenters: Rebecca Zwick (ETS), Lei Ye (ETS), Steven Isham (ETS)

Symposium on Consortia Research Agendae: Critical Opportunities and Challenges Facing Next-Generation Assessment Systems

NCME
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10–11:45 a.m
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Union Square
A Game Changer in Educational Measurement: The PARCC & Smarter Balanced Assessment Designs and Their Potential for Educational Research 
Presenters: Nancy Doorey (Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS)

Measuring Early Childhood Classroom Quality

AERA
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Hilton Union Square, Yosemite B
State Pre-K Policies on External Classroom Observations: Issues and Status 
Presenter: Debra J. Ackerman (ETS)

Use and Estimation of Subscores in the Multidimensional Context

AERA
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Parc 55, Fourth Level – Mission II & III
A Comparison of Score Aggregation Methods for Unidimensional Tests on Different Dimensions 
Presenters: Jianbin Fu (ETS), Yuling Feng (University of South Carolina)

A Longitudinal Study of Noncognitive Factors in Middle School Students: Methods and Constructs

AERA
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Hilton Union Square, Fourth Level – Tower 3 Union Square 3 and 4
Core Self-Evaluation in Middle School Students 
Presenters: Jeremy Burrus (ETS), Pamela K. Kaliski (The College Board), Diane Cardenas Elliott (ETS)

Using a Longitudinal Multilevel Multitrait-Multimethod Structural Equation Model for Investigating the Stability and Change of Noncognitive Characteristics Over Time 
Presenters: Tobias Koch (ETS), Jeremy Burrus (ETS), Martin Schultze (Freie Universität Berlin), Michael Eid (Freie Universität Berlin), Richard Dean Roberts (ETS)

Helping English Language Learners Achieve in Academics: Integration of Language and Content Instruction

AERA
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Hilton Union Square, Sixth Level – Tower 3 Mason
Understanding Quality of Teaching of ELLs in the Content Areas 
Presenter: Sultan Turkan (ETS)

Division D Section 1 Poster Session: Educational Measurement, Psychometrics, and Assessment

AERA
When: Tuesday, April 30, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Parc 55, Fourth Level – Cyril Magnin Foyer
Profiling Noncognitive Factors in Entering College Students 
Presenters: Ross Edward Markle (ETS), Jonathan Steinberg (ETS)