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Conference Pre-Sessions

In addition to regular sessions, attendees will have the chance to attend pre-conference training sessions that will be offered immediately before the conference on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. These are great opportunities to learn in-depth about a topic taught by experts in the field at no charge! Please check back soon for more information.

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

An Introduction to jMetrik: A Free and Open-source Software Program for Comprehensive Psychometric Analysis

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Meyer, University of Virginia

J. Patrick Meyer III, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Research, Statistics and Evaluation in the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He teaches courses in statistics and educational measurement. His research focuses on technical and applied aspects of test equating, reliability estimation, and item response time modeling. In 2009, He received the Bradley Hanson Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education for creating and developing a sophisticated yet user-friendly psychometric software application for practitioners called jMetrik.

 

Electronic Literature Reviews: Time Savers, Tree Savers, Life Savers

Presenter: Dr. Kelly Godfrey, College Board

Kelly Godfrey is an Associate Research Scientist at the College Board. She received her doctoral degree from the Educational Research Methodology department at UNC Greensboro, and has been a trainer for QSR's qualitative analysis software for over 7 years. Her research focuses primarily in psychometrics, including IRT and test equating, and program evaluation, including mixed methods and responsive evaluation approaches.

 

OTHER FEATURED SESSIONS:

MENTORING ROUNDTABLES
These roundtables will allow mid-level and senior scholars to work with a small number of doctoral students and junior faculty, again in the spirit of strengthening educational research.

TEACHER-AS-RESEARCH AWARD WINNER PRESENTATION
GRADUATE STUDENT ISSUES COMMITTEE SESSION

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