March 4, 2008
For immediate release
Drs. Rebecca Zwick and Richard Durán from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will take part in two presentations at the 2008 National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting in New York, NY, March 23-27. Dr. Zwick will present the paper “Using a Hierarchical Model to Understand the Correlation of SAT Scores, High School Grades, and Socioeconomic Factors” with Jennifer Greif Green, a Gevirtz School alumna who teaches at Harvard University, for the session Approaches to Establishing Comparability. Richard Durán is a co-author of a presentation with Yoonsun Lee, Director of Assessment Washington State, for the session Examining Validity Evidence in the Academic Assessment and Accommodations for English Language Learners on the validity of the Washington State Language Proficiency Test. Durán is also a discussant for the session.
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 and Richard Durán are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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