PDC17: Using the AERA/APA/NCME Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing to Improve the Quality of Education Research

PDC17: Using the AERA/APA/NCME Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing to Improve the Quality of Education Research

Instructors:

  • Linda L. Cook, Educational Testing Service
  • Wayne J. Camara, ACT, Inc.
  • Michael T. Kane, Educational Testing Service

The purpose of this course is to help education researchers improve the quality of their research through application of the recently published Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (AERA/APA/NCME, 2014). The course content will focus on the 2014 Standards with a specific emphasis on the reliability, validity, and fairness standards. The content of the course will also include selected materials that will be reviewed by course participants and used to demonstrate how the Standards can be applied and used to improve the fairness, validity, and reliability of the materials. At the end of the course, participants should be familiar with the content of the 2014 Standards and should understand and be able to apply the standards included in the Fairness, Reliability, and Validity chapters to their work. The target audience for the course is advanced graduate students, early career scholars, and senior researchers and practitioners who are interested in strengthening their understanding of how the Standards can be used to improve their research. Prerequisite skills required by the course are a general familiarity with the ideas and vocabulary associated with simple measurement concepts. The course will include both lecture and interaction. Participants will be asked to critique several examples of research studies or other materials using the reliability, validity, and fairness standards. Issues related to state testing programs, selection tests, international testing programs, and value-added models will be included in the discussion of the application of the Standards. Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples to the course for discussion; however, participants are not required to bring any material or equipment to the course.

 

Course No. 256-2017

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Recorded 08/08/2017
Recorded 08/08/2017