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educational research, measurement and evaluation


Maureen Kavanaugh

Examining the Impact of Accommodations and Universal Design on Test Accessibility and Validity

Wen-Chia Claire Chang

Measuring the Complexity of Teachers' Enactment of Practice for Equity: A Rasch Model and Facet Theory-Based Approach


Stephanie Chappe

How Campus Housing Impacts College Experiences and Outcomes for Traditional Students

Beth Morton

The Effect of a Data Based Instructional Program on Teacher Practices: The Roles of Instructional Leadership, School Culture, and Teacher Characteristics

Dana Milne

Exploring the American Indian/Alaska Native 8th Grade Patterns in Mathematics Achievement in Arizona and South Dakota

Minsong Kim

Being Connected: How a Relational Network of Educators Promotes Productive Communities of Practice

Raquel Magidin de Kramer

Evaluation of Cross-Survey Research Methods for the Estimation of the Proportion of Low-Incidence Populations


Andrea Humez
Elementary School Principals' Perceptions of Mathematics Instruction and its Role in their Teacher Evaluation Processes

Clair Johnson
Power and Participation: Relationships among Evaluator Identities, Evaluation Models, and Stakeholder Involvement

Chen An
Estimating the Effectiveness of City Connects on Middle School Outcomes

Jiefang Hu
Teacher Evaluation Based on an Aspect of Classroom Practice and on Student Relationship Analysis Between Student Learning Achievement: Objectives and Value-Added Modeling

Josh Littenberg- Tobias
Teaching Citizens: Exploring the Relationships Between Teacher Professional Learning, Interactive Civics, and Student Achievement on NAEP Civics


Julia Rollison
Methodological Decision-Making in Evaluation: An Examination of Implications of Using a Stage of Change Outcome Variable

Katherine Shields
Institutional Moderators of the Relationship between College Remediation and Degree Attainment


Todd Reeves
Does Content Knowledge Matter for New Teachers?

Terrence Lee St. John                                                                
The Causal Impact of Systematic, Elementary School Student Support On Middle School Grade Retention

Yan Zhao
What Matters to Student-Athletes in College Experiences


Jessica Brown
The Teacher Attitudes toward Homeless Students Scale: Development and Validation

Dana Diaconu
Modeling Science Achievement Differences between Single-sex and Coeducational Schools: Analyses from Hong Kong, SAR and New Zealand from TIMSS 1995, 1999, and 2003.

Shelagh Peoples
The Nature of Science Instrument-Elementary (NOSI-E): Using Rasch Principles to Develop a Theoretically-grounded Scale to Measure Elementary Student Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Gabrielle Stanco
Using TIMSS 2007 Data to Examine STEM School Effectiveness  in an International Context

Yang (Caroline) Wang
Measuring Value-Added in Noncognitive Learning Outcomes in Higher Education Institutions: A Civic Engagement Perspective


Matthew Cannady
Modeling Teacher Attrition: Teacher Characteristics and Working Conditions

Lauren Chapman
An International Policy Analysis of School-Level Decision Making and Student Achievement

Octavio Suarez Munist
The Impact of Differential Item Functioning of MCAS Mathematics Exams on Immigrant Students and Communities

Emilie N. Mitescu Reagan
Examining the Relationships among Undergraduate Teacher Candidate Experiences, Perceptions, and Beliefs about Teaching for Social Justice

Feng Tian
A comparison of equating/linking using the Stocking-Lord method and concurrent calibration with mixed-format tests in the non-equivalent groups common-item design under IRT


Rachel Kay

The Relationship Between Computer Use and Standardized Test Scores: Does Gender Play a Role?

Lisa O’Leary Shuler
Paths to Active Citizenship: The Development of and Connection between Civic Engagement Involvement and Attitudes in College Students

Corinna Preuschoff
Using TIMSS and PIRLS to Construct Global Indicators of Effective Environments for Learning

Yves Salomon-Fernandez
Novice Teachers’ Mathematics Practices: Do School Demographics and Teaching Pathway Matter?

Kara Smith
Online Teacher Professional Development: The Importance of Training to Deliver PD Online


Ebru Erberber
Analyzing Turkey’s Data from TIMSS 2007 to Investigate Regional Disparities in Eighth Grade Science Achievement

Yi Shang
Measuring Student Growth with the Conditional Growth Chart Method

Kathleen L. Trong
Using PIRLS 2006 to Measure Equity in Reading Achievement Internationally

Yun Xiang
Ethnic Differences in Achievement Growth: Longitudinal Data Analysis of Math Achievement in a Hierarchical Linear Model Framework


Wei Tao
Using the Score-based Method to Accommodate Local Item Dependence in Health Surveys

Kevon Tucker-Seeley
The Effects of Using Likert vs. Visual Analogue Scale Response Options on the Outcome of a Web-based Survey of 4th through 12th Grade Students: Data from a Randomized Experiment


Alka Arora
Creating a TIMSS 2003 Problem-Solving Scale and Examining the Problem-Solving Achievement of United States Eighth-Grade Students in TIMSS 2003

James Cheng

Of Seeds and Soils:  The Overall, Relative, and Differential Impact of Student Involvement on Postformal Reasoning Development

Tiffany Cooper
The Effects of Supplemental Educational Services on Student Achievement

Sarah Enterline
Socio-Cultural Diversity in Elementary Classrooms: The Relationship between Structural and Curricular Diversity and Motivation

Lisa Famularo
The Effect of Response Format and Test-Taking Strategies on Item Difficulty: A Comparison of Stem-Equivalent Multiple Choice and Constructed Response Test Items

Carolyn Fidelman
Course Evaluation Surveys: In-class Paper Surveys Versus Voluntary Online Surveys

Helena Miranda
Predictors of Technology Use for Elementary School Teachers in Massachusetts: A Multilevel SEM Approach