The Buros Center for Testing has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Spencer Foundation for its project, “Developing Psychometric Guidelines for Evaluating the Quality of Social-Emotional Assessments.” Jessica L. Jonson, research associate professor, and Kurt F. Geisinger, W.C. Meierhenry Distinguished Professor and director of the Buros Center for Testing, are co-investigators on the project.
The Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grant program is designed to provide support for small research conferences and focused symposia to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research. Funding for this particular project will assist in bringing together a select group of twelve psychometricians, educators and psychologists involved in the development and use of social-emotional measures for a working meeting to discuss shared psychometric issues. The goal is then to capture that discussion into a publishable and distributable set of recommendations and guidelines for collecting and documenting evidence about the use of these types of measure in education that aligns with 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and expands on the Buros Center for Testing’s mission to improve the science and practice of testing and assessment.
More details at: http://buros.org/