> Dr. André Rupp was named 2011 program chair for AERA SIG: Cognition & Assessment, and 2012 program co-chair for NCME.
> Congratulations to Ph.D. graduates Will Dardick, Brandi Weiss, Ru Lu, and Hsiu-Fei Wang. Congratulations to M.A. graduates Philip Stablein, Austin Fossey, Jenny Kirkbride, Meredith Mislevy, and Ying Zhang.
> Ru Lu accepted a position at ETS as associate psychometrician.
> Feifei Li accepted a position at ETS as associate psychometrician.
> Hsiu-Fei Wang accepted a position as statistician at inVentiv Clinical Solutions.
> Min Liu received a Wylie Dissertation Fellowship for 2010-2011.
> Dr. André Rupp was named “Outstanding Reviewer for 2009” for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, for which he will receive an award by the American Educational Research Association.
> Ying Li received an award from the College of Education International Travel Fund to present her research.
> Dr. Bill Schafer was named a Fellow of the American Counseling Association.
> Jessica Mislevy and coauthor won the 2009 Best Paper Award by the North East Association of Institutional Research.
> Hsiu-Fei Wang received an AERA Division D Graduate Student Travel Award.
> Dr. Hong Jiao received an AERA/NSF grant for: "Differential item functioning analysis for testlet-based assessments."
>Dr. Greg Hancock was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
>Dr. Greg Hancock was named Associate Editor of Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisiplinary Journal.
> Dr. Hong Jiao named a GATE Fellow (Global Awareness in Teacher Education) for the College of Education.
> Dr. Hong Jiao has been appointed co-chair of the AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Measurement and Research Methodology Award Committee.
> Feifei Li welcomed the birth of her son Frank Chen on Aug. 30th!
> Dr. Andre Rupp and Dr. Robert Mislevy received an NSF grant in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin -- AutoMentor: Virtual Mentoring and Assessment in Computer Games for STEM Learning.
> Jing Gao accepted a position as psychometrician at Second Language Testing, Inc., in Rockville, MD.
> Junhui Liu got a summer internship at HumRRO in Kentucky.
> Brandi Weiss won an Ann G. Wylie dissertation fellowship.
> Heather Mann accepted a position as Associate Research Scientist, ETS Research & Development Division, in
> Dr. Bob Mislevy received the 2009 Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address Award from recognition by AERA Division D.
> Jennifer Koran accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Educational Statistics and Measurement in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Southern Illinois University.
> Dongyang Li accepted a position as a psychometrician at Prometrics in Baltimore.
> Ying Li and Xiaodong Hou received ACT Summer Internships.
> Dr. Hong Jiao was appointed to the committee of the American Educational Research Association on Significant Contribution for Educational Measurement and Research Methodology.
> Dr. Jeffrey Harring, with Dr. Rebecca Silverman, received an IES grant: "Investigating breadth, depth, & comprehension in English monolingual & Spanish-English bilingual elementary school students."
> Dr. George Macready, with Brandi Weiss, received a grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence for their undergraduate teaching mentorship program.
> Dr. André Rupp received a University of Maryland Graduate Research Board 2009 Summer Research Award for his research project entitled, "Robustness of diagnostic classification models due to model misspecification: Toward a consumer report for multidimensional measurement models."
> Dr. Hong Jiao received a Fall 2008 College of Education SPARC grant for her research project entitled, "Rasch mixture model for testlet-based assessments."
> Brandi Weiss received a Fall 2008 College of Education SPARC grant for her research project entitled, "Latent variable models for estimating quadratic relationships in structural equation modeling."
> Dr. André Rupp received a Fall 2008 College of Education SPARC grant for his research project entitled, "Modeling developing expertise through epistemic games: Quantifying uncertainty about learner profiles."
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