When: Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Where: Neville Scarfe Building, Room 278 (Scarfe Library Block)
A Quantitative Methods Society (QMS) Event
Speaker: Dr. Sterett Mercer (Associate Professor, School Psychology, ECPS)
Dr. Mercer’s talk is based on two of his recent papers. He will discuss a variety of analytical and psychometric issues:
- Introduce curriculum-based measurement (CBM) as a framework for identifying and monitoring progress for students at-risk for academic difficulties;
- Present findings based on generalizability theory to discuss challenges in writing assessment, namely the number of writing samples needed for reliable estimates of student skill level and skill growth.
- Present recent work using automated text evaluation within an applied predictive modeling (machine learning) framework that has the potential to improve reliability and validity of written expression CBM, while also greatly improving its feasibility for use by teachers.