April 3 , 2007
For immediate release
Dr. Rebecca Zwick from the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara participates in three presentations at the 2007 National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting in Chicago
Dr. Rebecca Zwick from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of will take part in three presentations at the 2007 National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, April 10-12. Dr. Zwick specializes in educational measurement and statistics, test fairness, test validity, and testing policy. At the conference she will present the paper “Higher Education Admissions Testing” as part of the invited symposium on Educational Measurement, the book that’s known as the “bible” of its field, and will be a discussant for the panels Does Writing Make the Grade on College Admissions Tests? and Investigating Differential Item Functioning with Small Samples.
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.
[Rebecca Zwick is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]