Mislevy to discuss assessment design

Robert Mislevy
Robert Mislevy

Robert Mislevy, a research chair at Educational Testing Service based in Princeton, NJ, will present his talk, "Some Conceptions about Evidence-Centered Assessment Design," from 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 8 in room 139 Teachers College Hall. A reception will follow the talk in the Buros Center for Testing library.

Each year the Buros Center lecture series brings a senior research scientist from ETS to the UNL campus to speak on current assessment and testing issues. Mislevy's presentation focuses on evidence-centered assessment design, a framework for designing and modeling educational assessments that was introduced in a series of publications by Mislevy, Linda Steinberg and Russell Almond in the late 1990s. The first part of this talk gives an overview of ECD. It focuses on the concepts of assessment as evidentiary argument and layers in assessment. The second part addresses a number of common misconceptions that have developed concerning ECD.

Mislevy is the Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics at ETS. He was previously professor of measurement and statistics at the University of Maryland and affiliate professor of survey methods and of second language acquisition. He has received numerous awards for his work in the field of educational research and assessment and is a past-president of the Psychometric Society and a member of the National Academy of Education.

For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/mfk.