• Workshop: Learning Analytics Building Bridges between the Education and the Computing communities

    This workshop is the second edition of LABBEC. It aims to foster insemination between the field of education measurements and education practitioners, and the EDM community. Research contributions will be invited on topics related to the mutual influence between EDM and the education community. Demos of real world applications issued from EDM are expected and a discussion in the form of a roud-table is planned.

    See the call for papers.

    See the main EDM 2019 website.

  • 2019 International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) Joint Symposium
    Mark Wilson and I would like to alert everyone to the 2019 International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) Joint Symposium to be held 2-5 July in St. Petersburg, Russia. The deadline for extended abstract submissions is 15 November (https://imeko19-spb.org/submission-of-papers/).
    Of special interest at this Joint Symposium is the addition of IMEKO’s Technical Committee (TC) 18 on Measurement of Human Functions. The inclusion of TC18 provides a broader forum for psychological and social measurement theory and practice than was previously afforded by the areas covered by TC1 on  Education and Training in Measurement and Instrumentation, TC7 on Measurement Science, and TC13 on Measurements in Biology and Medicine. TC18 will be an important setting for sharing ideas and methods as national metrology institutes around the world commence new investigations into the viability, feasibility, and desirability of metrological standards for measurements in education, health care, human resources, social services, economics, ...
  • GRIÉMÉtic’s conference: Response styles and aberrant responding in survey data

    By Carl Falk, professor at McGill University

    November 28, 2018, from 12h to 13h

    Université de Montréal, Pavillon Marie-Victorin, room A-544


    Online (live): https://zoom.us/j/692339850


    Abstract: The use of Likert-type items is pervasive throughout the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., rate your agreement to a statement on a scale from 0 – Disagree to 4 – Agree). However, individuals sometimes perceive and use the scale in different ways. In this talk, I present an item response theory model capable of modeling multiple response styles across multiple constructs of interest. Some features of this model include the ability for researchers to: 1) Flexibly determine how response styles are defined, 2) Test whether modeling particular response styles improves model fit, 3) Obtain scores for participants on the constructs of interest and response styles, and 4) ...

  • 40th study session of the ADMÉE-Canada

    Theories and Practices in Testing and Assessment: In the Thick of Action

    With 2018 marking the 40th study session of the Association pour le développement des méthodologies d’évaluation en education (ADMEE-Canada), it is our great pleasure to invite you to Montreal on November 14, 15 and 16, 2018. Enjoy this large, diverse city while joining us to celebrate the evolution of an essential and emblematic association in Canada’s testing and assessment landscape.

    Through 40 years of work, exchanges, debates and achievements, study sessions have covered numerous themes, ranging from political issues to instrumentalization, as well as multiple theories and methodologies. In order to emphasize the diversity of aspects surrounding testing and assessment, and above all to underscore the collective dynamic spirit in this field, we chose the following unifying theme: theories and practices as a space for action. Theories, because they form an whole, a system, a vision that guides and observes action. Practices, because they involve ...

  • Education Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium 2018

    October 3rd and 4th, 2018, Iowa City, IA, USA

    A sea change is underway. The expanding scope of the ways we pursue knowledge over a lifetime, when we do it and for how long presents society with challenges and opportunities unique to our place in history. In turn, how we measure our progress and depth of understanding throughout a lifetime of education must also expand, adopt new tools and methodologies and enter the age of Computational Psychometrics.

    The ACTNext Education Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium offers participants the opportunity to engage with leading experts across diverse fields, all working to solve the challenges and harness the possibilities at the intersection of education research and technological innovation. Presenters will discuss topics ranging from multimodal analytics and alternative assessment modalities, to the impact education technology has in the classroom.

    Join us October 3rd and 4th in Iowa City, one of the nation’s ...

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