This series provides insights on important topics in educational assessment and research. Follow our ETS Researchers as they explain and discuss key issues in a conversational and easy-to-read style.
Issue 11: Applying Social Context to Psychometric Modeling in Educational Assessment
In his latest book — Sociocognitive Foundations of Educational Measurement — Robert J. Mislevy suggests a rethinking of how psychometric models are used in educational assessment by viewing learning in a social context. To find out more, Focus on ETS R&D sat down with Mislevy, who holds ETS's Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics, and is also Professor Emeritus of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation at the University of Maryland.
- Issue 1: The Good and the Bad of Game-Based Assessment
- Issue 2: Research to Support Reading for Understanding
- Issue 3: Teaching and Assessing Mathematics Using Learning Progressions
- Issue 4: Responding to the Opt-Out Movement
- Issue 5: ETS Researchers Look for Innovative Ways to Measure English Language Proficiency
- Issue 6: Looking Beyond High and Low Stakes
- Issue 7: Technology, Process Data and Fair Tests
- Issue 8: College Admissions: Is There a Better Way?
- Issue 9: Using Automated Systems to Evaluate Spoken English
- Issue 10: Measuring What Students Learn in College