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4.15.2015 - 4.21.2015

AERA Annual Meeting – April 16–20, Chicago, IL

NCME Annual Meeting – April 15–19, Chicago, IL

Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) researchers join education researchers from around the globe to present some of our recent work at these two important conferences. Be sure to attend these presentations when you’re at the conference!

NWEA participation at the AERA Annual Meeting:

April 17, 8:15–9:45 a.m., Marriott, Fifth level, Scottsdale

Rasch Model-Specific Applications and Their Impact in Research

Chair: Shudong Wang, NWEA

April 17, 8:15–9:45 a.m., Swiss Hotel, Lucerne Level, Alpine II

Which Policies and Practices Promote Improved Outcomes for English Learners? Evidence from Large-Scale Quantitative Studies

Paper: Are Teachers of English Learners Equally Effective at Promoting Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing? James Soland, NWEA

April 17, 2:15–3:45 p.m., Marriott, Fourth Level, Addison

Paper: Consistency of Students’ Reasoning about Changes in Matter across Contexts

Hui Jin (ETS), Hayat Hokayem (Texas Christian University), Wei He (NWEA), Cath Mehl (Ohio State University)

April 17, 4:05–5:35 p.m., Marriott, Fourth Level, Belmont

Applications of Computerized Scoring in Assessment

Chair: Shudong Wang, NWEA

NWEA participation at the NCME Annual Meeting

April 18, 2015 12:25–1:55 p.m., Grand Ballroom, 7th Floor, Coordinated Session, G4

Ensuring Content Validity and Alignment of Computer Adaptive Reading Assessments Session 

Chair: Liru Zhang, Delaware Department of Education Presenters: Liru Zhang, Delaware Department of Education, Seung Choi, CTB McGraw-Hill Education, Wim van der Linden, CTB McGraw-Hill Education; Shudong Wang, NWEA; Hong Jiao, and Rosalyn Bryant, University of Maryland

Effect of Alignment of Common Core State Standards on Validity and Efficiency of Computerized Adaptive Reading Comprehension Test with Short and Long Passages 

Author: Shudong Wang from NWEA, Co-author: Liru Zhang from Delaware DOE

 Seeking validity evidence of passage-based computer adaptive reading assessment with passage-based selection.

Author: Liru Zhang from Delaware DOE, Co-author: Shudong Wang from NWEA

April 18, 2015 12:25–1:25 p.m., Camelot, 3rd Floor, Electronic Board Session, Paper Session, G1

Modeling English Proficiency Growth When Reclassification is Informative

Meg Guerreiro, Tyler Matta, University of Oregon (NWEA) and Moti Hara, Portland State University

April 18, 2015 4:05–5:05 p.m., Camelot, 3rd Floor, Electronic Board Session, Paper Session, I1

Modeling Student Test-Taking Motivation in the Context of an Adaptive Achievement Test

Steven Wise, NWEA and Gage Kingsbury, Psychometric Consultant