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NCME — Sunday, April 7, 2019

Below is a list of NCME-related events involving ETS staff. All NCME sessions take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

NCME President’s Address: Rebecca Zwick, ETS

When: Sunday, April 7, 8–10 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Convention Floor, Concert Hall
Session Type: Invited Speaker Session

Note: Tickets required for the breakfast part (8–9 a.m.) of NCME’s Breakfast and Business Meeting.

Applications of Social and Emotional Learning Measures

When: Sunday, April 7, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, NCME – Salon A
Session Type: Paper Session

Papers
Development and Scoring of a New Interpersonal Skills Situational Judgment Test
Authors: Samuel Rikoon, ETS; Lisa Merrill, Research Alliance for New York City Schools

Multi-level Reporting on Collaborative Problem Solving in an Educational Simulation
Authors: Carol McGregor Forsyth, ETS; Stephanie Peters, ETS; Jessica Andrews Todd, ETS; Andre A. Rupp, ETS

Communicating and Reporting Student Growth

When: Sunday, April 7, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Convention Floor, NCME – Ballroom
Session Type: Coordinated Session

Chair
Katherine Furgol Castellano, ETS

Papers
A Review of How States Are Communicating Student Growth to Parents
Authors: Sharon Cadman Slater, ETS

An Effort to Communicate Measurement Error in Student Growth Reports
Authors: Katherine Furgol Castellano, ETS; Daniel F. McCaffrey, ETS

Discussant
Daniel F. McCaffrey, ETS

Measurement and Communication Challenges in a Technology-Based Book Reading Intervention

When: Sunday, April 7, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – British Columbia
Session Type: Coordinated Session

Chair
Beata Beigman Klebanov, ETS

Papers
Measuring the Effect of Textual Features on Children’s Oral Reading Performance
Authors: Van-Rynald Liceralde, ETS; Beata Beigman Klebanov, ETS; Anastassia Loukina, ETS; John R. Lockwood, ETS

The Impact of Ambient Noise on Measurement of Oral Reading Performance
Authors: Anastassia Loukina, ETS; Patrick Lange, ETS; Qian Yao, ETS; Beata Beigman Klebanov, ETS; Nitin Madnani, ETS; Abhinav Misra, ETS; Klaus Zechner, ETS

Relating Performance in Extended Book Reading to Measures of Reading Skills
Authors: John P. Sabatini, ETS; Zuowei Wang, ETS; Tenaha P. O'Reilly, ETS

The Impact of Task and Student Characteristics on Engagement During Collaborative Reading
Author: Blair Lehman, ETS

Evaluating Teachers’ Needs for On-going Feedback From a Technology-based Book Reading Intervention
Authors: Priya Kannan, ETS; Beata Beigman Klebanov, ETS; Vera Shao, ETS; Colleen Appel, ETS; Rodolfo Long, ETS

New Challenges in Variance Estimation for Digital-Based Educational Assessment

When: Sunday, April 7, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – Algonquin
Session Type: Coordinated Session

Chair
John Mazzeo, ETS

Papers
Error Variance in Common-Population Linking Designs With a Linear Transformation Function
Author: Paul A. Jewsbury, ETS

New Jackknife Variance Estimators for NAEP Transitioning to Digital-based Assessment
Authors: Bingchen Liu, ETS; John Mazzeo, ETS

Variance Components in a Writing Bridge Study
Authors: Xueli Xu, ETS; Yue Jia, ETS

Issues in Finite Population Correction in Variance Estimation for Sampling Without Replacement
Author: Jiahe Qian, ETS

Technical Considerations in Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Models

When: Sunday, April 7, 10:20–11:50 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Convention Floor, NCME – Salon B
Session Type: Paper Session

Papers
An Evaluation of Hierarchical Models Relating Item Response Format, Accuracy, and Speed
Authors: Xin Qiao, University of Maryland-College Park; Usama S. Ali, ETS; Peter van Rijn, ETS

Comparing Automated Scores With Human Scores of Essays in Writing Assessments

When: Sunday, April 7, 12:10–1:40 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – Algonquin
Session Type: Coordinated Session

Chair
Wei Wang, ETS

Papers
Current Uses of e-rater® Automated Essay Scoring in High-Stakes Assessments
Author: Mo Zhang, ETS

Automated Scores of Writing Performance: Predictions of Human Scores or Substitutes for Human Scores?
Author: Neil J. Dorans, ETS

Comparing Agreement and Prediction Statistics as Measures of the Performance of Automated Essay Scoring
Authors: Wei Wang, ETS; Neil J. Dorans, ETS

Investigating the Effects of Scaling in Predicting Human True Scores
Authors: Mo Zhang, ETS; Wei Wang, ETS; Neil J. Dorans, ETS; Chen Li, ETS; Lili Yao, ETS

Computational Psychometrics for Learning and Assessment in Virtual Environments

When: Sunday, April 7, 12:10–1:40 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – British Columbia
Session Type: Coordinated Session

Papers
Targeting the Data and Modeling Challenges from Next Generation Assessments: A Computational Perspective of Psychometrics
Author: Jiangang Hao, ETS

Investigating Student Growth and Learning

When: Sunday, April 7, 12:10–1:40 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, NCME – Salon A
Session Type: Paper Session

Discussant
Jonathan P. Weeks, ETS

Do Medical Licensing/Certification Exams Really Make a Difference?

When: Sunday, April 7, 3:20–4:50 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – Algonquin
Session Type: Coordinated Session

Discussant
Michael T. Kane, ETS

NCME Career Award Session

When: Sunday, April 7, 3:20–4:50 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, Alberta
Session Type: Invited Speaker Session

Chair
Neil J. Dorans, ETS

Paper
Statistical Theory and Assessment Practice
Author: Shelby Haberman, ETS (2002–2017)

Discussant
Sandip Sinharay, ETS

The Estimation and Scaling of Rater Effects Parameters for Large-Scale Rater Monitoring

When: Sunday, April 7, 3:20–4:50 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, NCME – Salon A
Session Type: Coordinated Session

Chair
Jodi M. Casabianca, ETS

Papers
Techniques and Assumptions for Rater Response Model Estimation and Rater Scale Linking
Author: Jodi M. Casabianca, ETS

Estimating Rater Effects Across Multiple Items Using Multiple-Group IRT Models
Author: Hyo Jeong Shin, ETS

Examining Stability of Rater Effects Across Items
Author: John R. Donoghue, ETS

Investigating Human Rater Bias With a Sparse Rater Assignment Matrix
Author: Ikkyu Choi, ETS

Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement in STEM Learning

When: Sunday, April 7, 3:40–5:10 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine, Birchwood Ballroom
Session Type: Paper Session

Sub Unit
Division C — Learning and Instruction/Division C Section 2a: Cognitive and Motivational Processes

Papers
Individual Difference Measures that Predict Performance on Conversation-Based Assessments of Science Inquiry Skills
Authors: Jesse R. Sparks, ETS; Stephanie Peters, ETS; Jonathan Steinberg, ETS; Kofi James, ETS; Blair Lehman, ETS; Diego Zapata-Rivera, ETS

Electronic Board Session 3

When: Sunday, April 7, 5:05–6:35 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Main Floor, NCME – Imperial Room
Session Type: Electronic Board Session

Papers
Can Simultaneous Linking Reduce Item Parameter Drift on Vertical Scales?
Authors: Lixiong Gu, ETS; Jiyun Zu, ETS; Longjuan Liang, ETS

Equating Precision of Two Data Collection Designs: Random Groups vs. Common Items
Authors: Sooyeon Kim, ETS; Tim Moses, The College Board®

Sequential or Simultaneous: Methods to Transform Numerous Chain-Linked Tests to Item Pool
Author: Tsung-Han Ho, ETS

An Investigation of the Alignment Method for IRT Scale Linking
Authors: Youhua Wei, ETS; Brendan Jackson, ETS

Model Adequacy Checking for Applying Harmonic Regression in Assessment QC Process
Author: Jiahe Qian, ETS

Monitoring the Scale Stability Using Harmonic Regression
Authors: Jingyu Liu, ETS; Hanwook (Henry) Yoo, ETS

NCME ITEMS (Invited Electronic Board 3)
Author: Andre A. Rupp, ETS

Evaluating Teachers' Interpretation and Use of Results in Various Assessment Contexts

When: Sunday, April 7, 5:05–6:35 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – Quebec
Session Type: Coordinated Session

Chair
Priya Kannan, ETS

Papers
Helping Teachers Make Sense of Data in Formative Contexts
Authors: E. Caroline Wylie, ETS; Christine Jennifer Lyon, ETS

Teachers’ Interpretations of Interim Assessment Results Presented in a Learning Progressions Framework
Authors: Priya Kannan, ETS; Andrew Bryant, ETS; Vera Shao, ETS; E. Caroline Wylie, ETS

Technical Considerations in Measuring Social and Emotional Learning

When: Sunday, April 7, 5:05–6:35 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – Territories
Session Type: Paper Session

Discussant
Patrick Charles Kyllonen, ETS

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