Educational Measurement

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Advancing Contemporary Validity Theory and Practice

Based on Remarks Given During a Town Hall Session at the 2022 NCME Conference

I was honored to participate in a validity “town hall” at last week’s NCME conference with Suzanne Lane, my co-author of the validity chapter in the upcoming 5th edition of Educational Measurement, and Greg Cizek, Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina. It’s no secret that Greg and I have had some disagreements about validity theory and validation over the years, particularly about the role of consequences. It was a lively session, but Jon Twing, Senior VP at Pearson, kept control of things as the moderator.

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California, Here We Come!

The Center Welcomes the Return of In-Person AERA and NCME Conferences

After two years of virtual conferences, meetings, and just about everything else, Center professionals are excited to gather in San Diego from April 21-25 for the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council of Measurement in Education (NCME). 

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Instructing & Assessing 21st Century Skills: Key Measurement & Assessment Considerations

This is the sixth in a series of seven posts on instructing and assessing 21st Century skills. This post focuses on measurement and assessment challenges that must be overcome in the instruction and assessment of the 21st Century skills described in this series.

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We are Part of the Problem

An Argument for a Renewed Commitment to Anti-Racism in Educational Assessment and Accountability

Over the past few weeks, the country has grappled with how to confront systemic racism and create an anti-racist society. We are pleased to share this guest post by former Center Associate Susan Lyons with her perspective on what the educational assessment and accountability community must do to address those issues in the development and use of educational assessments and accountability systems.

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Connecting Measurement, Research, and Evaluation 

An Educational Perspective 

Last fall, Senior Associate Juan D’Brot was elected to the executive committee of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, formed in 1975 as a coalition of professional associations in the United States and Canada concerned with the quality of evaluation practice. 

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