Dr. Rebecca Zwick from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will take part in two presentations at the 2010 National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 29-May 3. Dr. Zwick will present the paper “A Comparison of Subscore Reporting Approaches on Mixed Format Tests” with Diego Zapata-Rivera and Waverely VanWinkle of Educational Testing Service, for the session Score Reporting on Monday, May 3, 10:35 am – 12:05 pm, in the Denver Room, K1. Zwick will also be the discussant for the paper session Differential Item Functioning on Saturday, May 1, 2:15 – 3:15 pm in the Majestic Ballroom, D6.
The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation.
NCME members include university faculty; test developers; state and federal testing and research directors; professional evaluators; testing specialists in business, industry, education, community programs, and other professions; licensure, certification, and credentialing professionals; graduate students from educational, psychological, and other measurement programs; and others involved in testing issues and practices.
Dr. Zwick received a doctorate in quantitative methods in education at the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. in Statistics from Rutgers University. After completing her Ph.D., Zwick was a postdoctoral fellow at the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Next she spent 12 years as a researcher at Educational Testing Service in Princeton. Since joining the Gevirtz School in 1996, Zwick has been developing and teaching courses in educational statistics and psychometrics and has served as the leader of the emphasis in research methodology. She recently completed a National Science Foundation project in which her research team developed and evaluated instructional materials to help educators to better interpret standardized test results. In her latest project, she is exploring the effect of high school quality on the predictive validity of SAT scores and high school grade-point average. Zwick has served on advisory committees for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and the SAT, and currently serves on an a the technical advisory panel for the Programme in International Student Assessment (PISA) and on the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Academies.
[Rebecca Zwick is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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