- "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.
Challenge of Context
- "The challenge of context." Plenary address at the 2000 CRESST conference,
Los Angeles, CA, September 2000. [pdf format]
- "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]
- 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
- Prepared for NAS Conference on marketbasket reporting in Washington D.C.,
February 6-7, 2000. [pdf format]
- "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]
- 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,
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 Structurein 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
Competences," Fribourg University, Fribourg, Switzerland, July 6, 2005.
Prospectus for the PADI design framework in language testing (with Geneva
- 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"
- 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.
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
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.
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
Implications of Expertise Research for Educational Assessment
- Keynote address at the 34th International Association for Educational Assessment
(IAEA) Conference, Cambridge University, September 8, 2008.
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.
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.
Measurement and Sociocognitive Perspectives in Educational Assessment (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.
is the construct in task-basedlanguage 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