40th National Conference on Student Assessment (June 20 - 23, 2010)


Saturday, June 19, 2010

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

State Assessment Bootcamp – An Overview of the Practical and Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessment Programs (Withdrawn)
Wes Bruce Bruce, Pat DeVito, Lou Fabrizio, Ellen Forte, Duncan MacQuarrie, Phoebe Winter and Edward Roeber, Ph.D.

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Test Linking and Equating for Measurement Practitioners and Policy Makers (Withdrawn)
Joseph M. Ryan and Doug Rindone, Ph.D.

12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Sunday, June 20, 2010

7:30 AM-5:00 PM

8:00 AM-11:15 AM

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Opening Luncheon
Anne Howard, Carmel Martin and Arne Duncan

1:00 PM-5:00 PM

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Data for Diverse Audiences: How the Public and State Coordinators Answer Questions Using NAEP Reporting Applications
Carrie Giovannone, Paul Stemmer Jr., Jason Nicholas, Robert Finnegan, Steven Szyszkiewicz and David Freund

Examining Options for High School NCLB Testing
Deanna L. Morgan, John Jesse, Carol Crothers, Michael Hock, Tim Crockett and Dan Hupp

Forty Years of Assessment Issues - 1969-2009: Looking Back and Speculating about the Future
Peter Behuniak, Ph.D., John F. Olson, Ph.D., Edward Roeber, Ph.D. and John Fremer, Ph., D., in, Educational, Psychology, and, Measurement

Harnessing Computer Capabilities So Els Can Demonstrate Math Knowledge On Large-Scale Tests: ONPAR Project Results (Withdrawn)
Timothy J. Boals, Ph.D., Catherine Cameron, Phoebe Winter and Rebecca J. Kopriva, Ph.D.

Pioneering the Next Generation of Measurement: Developing West Virginia's Performance Assessments
Nathan Taylor, Vicki Jenkins, Ryan Haught, Donna Burge-Tetrick, Ph.D. and Sandra Starr

Theory and Research On Item Response Demands: What Makes Items Difficult? Construct-Relevant?
Judy Koenig, Kristen Huff, Christina Schneider, Michael J. Young, Susan Brookhart, W. James Popham and Steve Ferrara

Understanding the Population Eligible for the AA-MAS and Applying That Knowledge to Test Design
Claudia Flowers, Rachel F. Quenemoen, Jim Pellegrino, Catherine Welch, Sharon Hall and Marianne Perie

3:00 PM-3:30 PM

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Arts Across the Nation: Are We Doing Enough? One State's Story
AnnRenč Joseph, M.A., Michael Sandner, M.A. and Angie Mangiantini, M.S.

Assessing Reading Ability Requires Knowing What It Is
Sheila Potter, Michael Beck, Barbara Kapinus and Roger Farr

Evaluating the Impact of Accountability Systems: State Experiences with Consequential Validity Research
Kris Ellington, Scott Norton Norton, Ph.D., Teri Siskind, Gay Pickner, Tim Parshall, Michael J. Muenks, Chris Domaleski and Susan L. Davis

Grade 12 NAEP and Preparedness Research: Plans and Outcomes (Withdrawn)
Ray Fields, Susan Loomis, Steven Paine and Michelle Blair

Instructional Sensitivity of Accountability Tests: Recent Refinements in Detecting Insensitive Items
W. James Popham, William Herrera, Lesley Wangberg, Neal Kingston and Stephen Court

Multiple Perspectives On Computer Adaptive Testing for K-12 Assessments
Lei Yu, Kent Hinton, Denny Way, David J. Harmon, Howard C. Mitzel and Alan Nicewander

Using Assessment Results to Inform and Guide Instruction
Patricia J. McDivitt, Rich Maraschiello, Erik McCormick, Pat Roschewski and Patricia J. McDivitt

What RTI Assessment Practices Look Like When They Really Work
Ed Shapiro, Ph.D., Dr. Ed Steinberg, Ph.D., Suzanne Loughran, MA and Dr. George Batsche, Ph.D.

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Monday, June 21, 2010

6:30 AM-7:30 AM

7:30 AM-5:00 PM

8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Moving From Adoption to Implementation: What Does That Mean and How Do States Plan to Implement the Standards?
Steven Paine, Stephen Pruitt, Larry Shumway, Patricia Wright and Dwight Jones

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Conversations around Reporting Test Results: What Are the Issues, What’s New, What’s Next
Joanne L. Jensen, Ph.D., Chad Buckendahl, Greg Fiandaca and David Eberhart

Implementation and Adoption and the Common Core Standards
Keith Gayler and Felisha Cummings-Smith

Stop in the Name of Love: Forum On the Use and Misuse of NAEP Data
Joe Willhoft, Lou Fabrizio and Mary Crovo

Students with Disabilities and the Common Core Standards
Martha L. Thurlow, Ph.D., Anne Davidson, Ed.D. and Jan Sheinker, Ed.D.

U.S. Department of Education Policy and the Common Core Standards
Trish Brennan-Gac, Chris Minnich and Reginal J. Leichty

Using Computers for State Testing - It’s Not Plug and Play
Dona L. Carling, Tony Alpert, Scott Cook and Julie Quinn

Using Learning Progressions to Inform Student Assessment in Science and Mathematics
Caroline Wylie, Ph.D., Amelia Wenk Gotwals, Malcolm Bauer, Ph.D., Teresa Neidorf, Ph.D., Margaret Heritage, Ph.D. and Alicia C. Alonzo

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Automated Scoring to Detect and Control Reader Drift
Fen Chou, E. Matthew Schulz, Wayne Camara and Susan M. Lottridge

Cross-Study Comparisons of Findings Related to States’ AA-MAS: Implications for Practice and Policy
Anne Chartrand, Ed.D., Sheryl Lazarus, Ph.D., Sue Rigney, Ph.D. and Edynn Sato, Ph.D.

Improving Accommodations Outcomes through Monitoring
Vincent J. Dean, Ph.D., Judy Kraft, Cheryl Alcaya and Laurene Christensen

Preparing Schools for Online Testing: Readiness Tools and Transition Roadmap (Withdrawn)
Jim Hill, Dirk Mattson, Carol Everson, Carissa Moffat Miller and Sarah Susbury

Professional Learning Communities to Support Formative Assessment in the Classroom
Caroline Wylie, Ph.D., Richard Duran, Ph.D. and Margaret Heritage, Ph.D.

The Impact of Benchmark Assessments On Teaching and Learning
Cephus Jackson, Ph.D., Terry Spradlin, Neal Kingston and Linda A. Bond, Ph.D.

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

A Research Synthesis: What Do We Know about Developing Items for 2% Assessments?
Susan Weigert, Ph.D., Ryan Kettler, Ph.D., Trinell M. Bowman, Shelley Loving-Ryder and Sue Bechard

Designing New High Quality Assessments That Are Affordable – the Case for Performance Assessment in Future State Assessment Systems
Edward Roeber, Ph.D., Frank Adamson, John Olson, Barry Topol, CPA and Linda Darling-Hammond, university, professor/researcher

High School Graduation Exit Exams and Other Requirements: Impact On Students and Instruction
Rebecca L. Norman Dvorak, Sheila R. Schultz, Kris Ellington, Kate Beattie, Chris Johnstone and Wade Buckland

Improving the Coherence of Content and Performance Standards in State Assessment Systems
Chad Buckendahl, Ph.D., Melinda A. Taylor, Ph.D., Joe Willhoft, Ph.D and Christopher S. Domaleski, Ph.D.

Strategies for Removing Accessibility Barriers for Deaf and Blind Students
Lingling Ma, Ph.D., Lisa Jackson, Ph.D, Elizabeth Barker, Patricia Almond, Ph.D and Rocky Harris

Supporting Formative Assessment in Mathematics Classrooms
Joe Ciofalo, Malcolm Bauer, Ph.D., Janie Schielack, Ph.D. and Caroline Wylie, Ph.D.

Using State Tests for Evaluation Purposes
Irma L. Perez-Johnson, Ph.D., Russell Cole, Ph.D., Marie-Andree Somers, Ph.D. and Henry May, Ph.D.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6:30 AM-7:30 AM

7:30 AM-5:00 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Beyond AYP: Using Growth Model Data to Improve Teaching and Learning in Four States
Carole Gallagher, Ph.D., Brian Touchette, Robert Lee, Tom Deeter, Pete Goldschmidt, Ph.D. and William Bonk, Ph.D.

Collaborative State Research: Validity of Test Accommodations and Score Interpretations for Students with Disabilities
Bob Olsen, Mohamed Dirir, Ken Draut, Carol Crothers, Sharon Hall and John F. Olson, Ph.D.

Comparability: What, Why, When and the Changing Landscape of Computer-Based Testing
Dona L. Carling, Lesley Wangberg, Kelly Burling, Sarah Susbury, Christopher S. Domaleski and Kevin King

Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessment: A Reasonable Component of Statewide Assessment and Accountability Systems
Susan Gendron, Steven Paine, Stan Heffner, Stuart R. Kahl and Raymond Pecheone

Evaluating the Validity of English Language Proficiency Assessments: A Consortium Approach
Alison Bailey, Ph.D., Joe Willhoft, Ph.D, Marianne Perie, Ph.D. and Ellen Forte, Ph.D.

Measuring College Readiness: Validity, Cut Scores, and Looking to the Future
Denny Way, Laura Slover, James Sconing, Ph.D., Susan Loomis, Jon Twing, Ph.D. and Wayne Camara, Ph.D.

Perspectives On Equating: Considerations for Alternate Assessments
Edward D. Roeber, Ph.D., Scott Marion, Vincent J. Dean, Ph.D., Timothy R. Vansickle, Ph.D., Jim Yesseldyke, Ph.D. and Adam E. Wyse, Ph.D.

Technology Enabled Assessments: Examining the Potential for Universal Access and Better Measurement of Achievement
Jennifer Higgins, Patricia Almond, Jody Clarke-Midura, Sue Bechard, Christopher Johnstone, Gaye Fedorchak and Michael Russell

What Do We Know about English Language Proficiency Assessments? What More Should We Know?
Nancy Rowch, Robin Lisboa, Phoebe Winter, Robert Linquanti, Judith Wilde and H. Gary Cook

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

A Principled Approach to Accountability Assessments for Students with Disabilities
Rachel F. Quenemoen, Mary Ann Snider, Markay Winston, Claudia Flowers, Anne Chartrand and Martha L. Thurlow

Best Assessment Practices
Wes Bruce Bruce, Christopher Hanczrik, Lisa Ehrlich, Gene Wilhoit and Jon Twing, Ph.D.

Building An Interim Assessment System: A Workbook for School Districts
Doug Rindone, Molly Zebrowski and Eric W. Crane

Innovative Uses of Technology to Support Assessment Decision-Making and Curricular Alignment for Students with Disabilities
Susan Weigert, Ph.D., Carol L. Scholz, M.Ed, Ellen Oderman, Ed.D., Nate Hixon, Ph.D. and Ryan Kettler, Ph.D.

Making the Case for Validity: Using TACs to Build Validity Evidence of State Testing Programs
Kris Ellington, Teri Siskind, Sharif Shakrani III and Katherine A. Viator

Next Generation Standards and Assessments in Kansas and West Virginia: Supporting the 21st Century Learner
Tom Foster, Ph.D., Jan Barth, Ed.D., Stanley Rabinowitz, Ph.D. and Carole Gallagher, Ph.D.

Science Standards: Setting a Bar for College Readiness
Danielle Luisier, Robert W. Ridky, Stephen Pruitt and Christopher C. Lazzaro

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Using Student Scores and Student Growth as Part of Teacher Evaluation
Peter McWalters, Allan R. Odden, Thomas Kane, Eva Lee Baker, Randi Weingarten and Dennis Van Roekel

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

2012 National Assessment of Educational Progress Technological Literacy Framework
Mary Crovo, Rolfe Blank, CCSSO and Edys S. Quellmalz, Ph.D.

Assessing Leadership in Short-Duration Experiential Learning
Anita Barrett, M.ED, Hillary R. Michaels, Ph.D., Alan Sheinker, Ed.D. and Linda McGarvey, Ph.D.

Distributed Rater Training and Scoring
Laurie Davis, Shelley Loving-Ryder, Kath Thomas, Daisy Vickers, Steve G. Viger and Edward W. Wolfe

Indentifying Extraneous Threats to Test Validity for Improving Tests and Using of Tests
Liru Zhang, Ph.D, Max Xu, Ph.D, Allen Lau, Ph.D, Shudong Wang, Ph.D and Yi Du, Ph.D

Learning Progressions: Assembly and Assessment
Jason Riley, W. James Popham and Margaret Heritage

Out of the Laboratory: NAEP Operationalizes Computer-Based Assessments
Hilary Persky, Paul Harder, Peggy Carr, Ph.D. and Jay Campbell, Ph.D.

Putting Accessible Testing to the Test - Results of Large Field Trials of Accessible Reading Assessments
Cara C. Laitusis, Ph.D., Katherine A. Viator and Martha L. Thurlow, Ph.D.

Reducing Cognitive Load in 2% Assessments: What Works (Or Doesn’t Work) for Eligible Students?
Sue Bechard, Judy Snow, Michael Hock, Carole Gallagher and Caroline Parker

The Many Faces of Interim Benchmarks: Changing the Culture of Teaching and Learning
Kathy Strunk, Ph.D., Nancy Bonesho, Paul Changas, Ph.D. and Hardin Daniel

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

6:30 AM-7:30 AM

7:30 AM-11:00 AM

8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Innovations in the Classroom
Connie Yowell, Candace Thille, David Rose and Karen Cator

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Alternate Assessments Based On Alternate Achievement Standards: What’s up, What’s Down, and What’s Next?
Rachel F. Quenemoen, Dena Coggins, Linda Turner, Tom Hicks, Janet Stuck, Sharon Hall and Jacqui Kearns, Ed.D.

Applications of Growth Models to Making Decisions about States, Schools, Programs and Students
Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., Brian Gong, Ph.D., Damian Betebenner, Ph.D., Ann Schulte, Ph.D. and Joseph Betts, Ph.D.

Identifying Urban Districts with Consistent High or Low Performance Using NAEP’s TUDA
Sami Kitmitto, Sharon Lewis, Ricki Price-Baugh, Jessica Heppen, Victor Bandeira de Mello and Enis Dogan

Integrating Simulation-Based Science Assessments Into Balanced State Assessment Systems
Edys S. Quellmalz, Ph.D., Richard N. Vineyard, Ph.D., Rebecca J. Kopriva, Ph.D., Sarah McManus, Ph.D., Kevin King, Martha L. Thurlow, Ph.D. and Matt D. Silberglitt, M.Ed.

Testing Accommodations for English Language Learners:
Jamal Abedi, Maria Martiniello, Lynn Willner, Charlene Rivera and Mikyung Kim Wolf

Testing EdSteps: Discussion and Practice On Student Performance Continuums
Scott Elliot, Margaret R. Millar, Gerald Richards, Kelly Callaway and Felice Nudelman

12:30 PM-1:00 PM