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

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

Computerized Multistage Testing: Theory and Applications

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 8–9:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom B
Multistage Testing for Various Purposes 
Presenter: Duanli Yan (ETS)

Validity and Fairness Considerations for Multistage Testing 
Presenters: Rebecca Zwick (ETS), Brent Bridgeman (ETS)

Measurement Issues in Teacher Observations and the Estimation of Teacher Effects

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 8–9:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom C

Good and Bad Strategies for Protecting Teacher Value-Added Estimates Against Bias From Test Score Measurement Error 
Presenters: J.R. Lockwood (ETS), Daniel McCaffrey (ETS)

Linking Scores in the Presence of Violations of Unidimensionality

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 8–9:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Sutter
Analytical Analysis of the Invariance of Linking Functions in Multidimensional Data 
Presenters: Lili Yao (ETS), Peng Lin (ETS), Wei Wang, (University of Iowa)

The Effect of Construct Shift on Unidimensional IRT True-Score Equating 
Presenters: Peng Lin (ETS), Neil Dorans (ETS)

Issues in Multidimensional Test Linking 
Presenter: Jonathan Weeks (ETS)

Growth (I)

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 8–9:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Telegraph Hill
Impact of Violations of Metric and Strong Factorial Invariance in Latent Growth Models 
Presenter: Margarita Olivera (ETS)

Use of Longitudinal Regression in Quality Control 
Presenters: Ying Lu (ETS), Wendy Yen (Wendy M. Yen Psychometrics, LLC)

On the "Gameability" of Automated Scoring: Implications for Test-Based Accountability

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 8–9:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Union Square
Lexical and Discourse-Level Construct-Irrelevant Response Strategies in Automated Scoring of Writing
Author/Presenter: Isaac Bejar (ETS)
Managing What We Can Measure: Quantifying the Susceptibility of Automated Scoring Systems to Gaming Behavior
Author/Presenter: Derrick Higgins (ETS)

New Psychometric Models for Collaborative Problem Solving and Assessment of Skills

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 10–11:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom B
Modeling the Dynamics in Dyadic Interactions in Collaborative Problem Solving
Presenter: Alina von Davier (ETS)

Test Assembly

NCME
When: Sunday, April 28, 10–11:45 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Telegraph Hill
A Comparison of Response and Information Functions as Statistical Targets for Creating Parallel Forms in Item Response Theory 
Presenters: Usama Ali (ETS), Peter van Rijn (ETS)

Exploring the Use of Trialogues in Assessment

AERA
When: Sunday, April 28, 10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
Where: Hilton Union Square, Fourth Level – Tower 3 Union
Exploring the Use of Trialogues to Support Mathematical Discourse 
Presenters: E. Caroline Wylie (ETS), Malcolm Bauer (ETS), Gabrielle Alexis Cayton-Hodges (ETS)

Using Trialogues to Measure English Language Skills 
Presenters: Diego Zapata-Rivera (ETS), Yeonsuk Cho (ETS), Margaret Vezzu (ETS)

Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge: Results and Implications of Validation and Intervention Studies

AERA
When: Sunday, April 28, 10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
Where: Hilton Union Square, Fourth Level – Tower 3, Union Square 21
Measuring Students’ Semantic Knowledge in Academic and Domain-Specific Vocabulary 
Presenters: Paul Deane (ETS), Rene R. Lawless (ETS), John P. Sabatini (ETS), Chen Li (ETS)

Latent Transition Analysis: Recent Advances and Applications

AERA
When: Sunday, April 28, 10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m.,
Where: Parc 55, Fourth Level – Mission II & III
Language and Literacy Acquisition for Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners: A Latent Transition Approach 
Presenter: Danielle Guzman-Orth (ETS)