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Lynch School of Education

Zhushan "Mandy" Li

Assistant Professor, Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation Department

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Campion Hall
Room 336D

617.552.4534

ERME Department

Education:

Ph.D., Psychometrics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. in Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. in Instructional Design and Instructional Technology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Expertise/ Interests:

Dr. Li has broad research interests in Psychometrics and educational research methods, including categorical data analysis, latent variable modelling, and educational measurement issues.  Her ongoing research projects study measurement models and estimation methods with the application to survey data, educational measurement data, and quality of life research data.

Selected Publications

A Stochastic Method for Balancing Item Exposure Rates in Computerized Classification Tests. (with Huebner, A.) Applied Psychological Measurement. (in press)

Individual and Systemic Factors in Clinicians' Self-perceived Cultural Competence.  (with Tummala-Narra, P. ,Singer, R., et al.) Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. (in press)

Teachers’ Technological Readiness for Online Professional Development: Evidence from the USA’s e-Learning for Educator’s Initiative. (with Reeves, T.) Journal of Education for Teaching. (in press)

Using three legacy measures to develop a health-related quality of life tool for young adult survivors of childhood cancer (with Huang, I., Quinn, G., et al.). Quality of Life Research. (2011)

Log-linear Item Response Models for Polytomous Data. Proceedings of the 2011 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society.(2011)

Nonparametric method for estimating conditional standard error of measurement for test scores (with Roussos, L.). Proceedings of the 2011 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society. (2011)

Item banks of quality of life measures on young adult survivors of childhood cancer (with Huang, I., Quinn, G., & Shenkman,E.) Proceedings of the 2011 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society. (2011)

Rasch Related Loglinear Models with Ancillary Variables in Aggression Research. Proceedings of the 2008 International Society of Outcome Measurement. (2008)

plRasch: Log Linear by Linear Association Models. (with Hong, F.) R package available at http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/plRasch/index.html (2007)

Estimation of models in a Rasch family for polytomous items and multiple latent variables (with  Anderson, C. J., & Vermunt, J. K. ).   Journal of Statistical Software. (2007)

Awards and Fellowships:

2012 recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation Award, given by Division 5 of the American Psychological Association (APA)

2012 Brenda Loyd Dissertation Award, NCME

2011 AERA Division D Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award for dissertation entitled: Loglinear Models as Item Response Models

2009 William Chandler Bagley Doctoral Scholarship from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2008 Best Junior Research Oral Presentation Award at the International Society of Psychometric Meeting, Durham, New Hampshire

2008-2009 Jeffrey Tanaka Scholarship from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2008 Conference travel grant from graduate college & the department of Educational Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2008 Educational Testing Service (ETS) student conference

Selected Conference Papers and Presentations

Li, Z. (2011).  Log-linear item response models for polytomous data. Paper presented at the International Psychometric Society Meeting, Hongkong, China

Roussos, L., Li, Z. (2011).  Nonparametric method for estimating conditional standard error of measurement for test scores. Paper presented at the International Psychometric Society Meeting Hongkong, China

Li, Z. (2011).  Can we fit a variety of measurement models under one framework?  Invited talk at ERME Seminar in Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Huang, I., Quinn, G., Li, Z., & Shenkman,E. (2011) Item banks of quality of life measures on young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Paper presented at the International Psychometric Society Meeting Hongkong, China

Li, Z. (2011).  Latent Variable Models for the Analysis of Cross-classified Categorical Data.  Invited talk at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Li, Z. (2011).  Categorical Data Analysis in Health Outcome Research.  Invited talk at Zhongshan University, China.

Li, Z. (2012).  An Investigation of Log-linear Model Procedure for the Detection of Differential Item Functioning.  New England Educational Research Organization New Bedford, MA.

Reeves, T., Li, Z. (2012) Differences in Teachers’ Technological Readiness for Online Professional Development. AERA, Vancouver, CA

Li, Z. (2012). A New Tool for Fitting Polytomous Item Response Theory Models. AERA, Vancouver, CA

Li, Z. (2012). Log-linear Item Response Model for DIF Detection: A Pseudo-likelihood Approach. NCME, Vancouver, CA

Roussos, L., Lonczak, T., Li, Z. (2012).  A Nonparametric Conditional Standard Error of Measurement for Use in Alternate Assessments and in Checking IRT Assumptions. NCME, Vancouver, CA