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* Leverage Points
"Leverage points for improving educational assessment." Presented at the Technology Design Workshop sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, held at Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, CA, February 25-26, 2000. [pdf format]
* Challenge of Context
"The challenge of context." Plenary address at the 2000 CRESST conference, Los Angeles, CA, September 2000. [pdf format]
* Assessment Change
"What is assessment really about, and how must it change?" Featured presentation at the Future of Education conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, May 25-26, 2000. [pdf format]
* ECD-intro
Overheads of introduction to the basic models of evidence-centered assessment design [pdf format]
* 4 Process Overview
A brief overview of the four-process model for assessment delivery systems [pdf format]
* MarketBasket Presentation
Prepared for NAS Conference on marketbasket reporting in Washington D.C., February 6-7, 2000. [pdf format]
* MCMC estimation
"Modeling conditional probabilities in a complex assessment." An application of Bayesian modeling in a computer-based performance assessment. Presented at the conference Cognition and Assessment: Theory to Practice, August 14-15, at the University of Maryland. [pdf format]
* ECD-as-KR
Comments on evidence-centered assessment design as knowledge acquisition and representation. March, 2003. [Powerpoint, 13 pages]
* Some Observations on Cog Psych and Assessment
Keynote address at the 24th Biennial Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioral Sciences SMABS meeting, at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany. [pdf format]
* Cognitive diagnosis as evidentiary argument.
Presented at the Fourth Spearman Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 21-23, 2004.
* Making sense of data from complex assessments.
Invited address at the Florida Educational Research Association, November 6, 2001, Marco Island, FL.
* Argument Substance and Argument Structure in Educational Assessment.
Presented at Conference on Inference, Culture, and Ordinary Thinking in Dispute Resolution, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, New York, April 27-29, 2003.
* Some implications of expertise research for educational assessment.
Presented at the Conference on "Expertise” and the "Measurement Of
Competences," Fribourg University, Fribourg, Switzerland, July 6, 2005.
* Prospectus for the PADI design framework in language testing (with Geneva Haertel).
Presented at ECOLT 2006, the Six Annual Meeting of the East Coast Organization of Language Testers, October 13, 2006, Washington, D.C.
* Thoughts on the "Cognitive Psychology and Educational Assessment" chapter
in the Educational Measurement (4th Ed.) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National council of Measurement in Education, April 10-12, 2007, Chicago, IL.
* Implications of Evidence-Centered Design for Educational Testing: Lessons from the PADI Project (with Geneva Haertel)
Presented in the session "Assessment Engineering: An Emerging Discipline" at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL, April 10-12, 2007.
* Toward a test theory for an interactionalist era
Samuel J. Messick Memorial Lecture. Presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain, June 9, 2007.
* A Taxonomy of Adaptive Testing (with Roy Levy and John Behrens)
Plenary presentation at the Fifth annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning, Iowa State University, Ames IA, September 22, 2007.
*Some Terminology and Concepts for Simulation-Based Assessment (with John Behrens and Dennis Frezzo).
Presented at the Lindquist Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA, September 19, 2007.
*Some Remarks on Quantitative vs. Qualitative Reasoning in Educational Research
Presented at the Interactive Symposium Session “Generalizing From Educational Research: Beyond the Quantitative–Qualitative Opposition ” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, March 25, 2008.
*A Bayesian Perspective on Structured Mixtures of IRT Models (with Roy Levy, Marc Kroopnick, and Daisy Wise Rutstein)
Presented at the Conference “Mixture Models in Latent Variable Research,” May 18-19, 2006, Center for Integrated Latent Variable Research, University of Maryland.
*Some Implications of Expertise Research for Educational Assessment
Keynote address at the 34th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Conference, Cambridge University, September 8, 2008.
*If Language is a Complex Adaptive System, What is Language Assessment? (with Chengbin Yin)
Presented at “Language as a Complex Adaptive System”, an invited conference celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Language Learning, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 7-9, 2008.
*Validity from the Perspective of Model-Based Reasoning
Presented at the conference “The Concept of Validity: Revisions, New Directions and Applications,” University of Maryland, College Park, MD October 9-10, 2008.
*Integrating Measurement and Sociocognitive Perspectives in Educational Assessment (Powerpoint 2003) (Powerpoint 2007). [Best viewed in slide show mode, due to builds and animations.]
Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address. Sponsored by AERA Division D. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, May 1, 2010.

*What is the construct in task-based language assessment?

Presented in the invited colloquium “Reprising the role of tasks in language assessment” organized by John Norris and Steven Ross at the Second Language Research Forum 2010, October 14-17, 2010, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
*The relationship between the elements of assessment arguments and the attributes of design patterns

*The relationship between the the attributes of design patterns and the models and variables in the CAF