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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.

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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.

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