2018 MARC Conference

The Eighteenth Annual MARC Conference:

Innovative Psychometric Modeling and Methods (Nov. 1st-2nd, 2018)

Located at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of MarylandCollege ParkMD 20742

(Live streaming video will be available online after the conference for repeated viewing)

  • Jointly supported by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Assessment Research Center.

  • This conference has invited speakers to present new and emerging models and methods for psychometric analysis and applications.

Presentation Schedule

November 1st (Thursday)

Morning Session I

7:30-8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30-8:45

Welcome and Comments

Hong Jiao (University of Maryland)

8:45-9:30

Advancing psychometric methods for assessing cognitive theory and tracking learning

Presentation Slides

Steven Culpepper (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

9:30-10:15

Improving attribute classification accuracy in high dimensional data: A three-step latent regression approach

Presentation Slides

Jimmy de la Torre (The University of Hong Kong)

Break

Morning Session II

10:30-11:15

Generalized Linear Mixed Effect Models for Intensive Binary Temporal-Spatio Data from an Eye Tracking Technique

Presentation Slides

Sun-Joo Cho (Vanderbilt University)

11:15-12:00

Network analysis for learning analytics 

Presentation Slides

Mengxiao Zhu (Educational Testing Service)

 

November 1st (Thursday)

Afternoon Session I

1:00-1:45

Item tree models for time series data on eye tracking

Presentation Slides

Paul De Boeck (The Ohio State University)

1:45-2:30

Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Bridging Models of Learning and Assessment

Presentation Slides

Benjamin Deonovic & Gunter Maris (ACT, Inc)

Break

Afternoon Session II

2:45-3:30

A graphical and generalized linear model approach to latent variable modeling

Presentation Slides

Frank Rijmen (American Institutes for Research)

3:30-4:15

Modeling hint use and response accuracy in learning environments 

Presentation Slides

Maria Bolsinova (ACT, Inc)

 

November 2nd (Friday)

Morning Session I

7:30-8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:15

Bayesian Marginal Joint Modeling of Process Data

Presentation Slides

Jean-Paul Fox (University of Twente)

9:15-10:00

Modeling student choices within complex tasks using Markov decision processes

Presentation Slides

Michelle LaMar (Educational Testing Service)

Break

Morning Session II

10:15-11:00

Identifying observable outcomes in game-based assessments

Presentation Slides

Russell Almond, Valerie J. Shute, Seyfullah Tingir & Seyedahmad Rahimi (Florida State University)

11:00-11:45

A Regime-Switching Structural Equation Modeling Framework for Formulating Multi-Phase Linear and Nonlinear Growth Curve Models 

Presentation Slides

Sy-Miin Chow (Pennsylvania State University)

11:45-12:00

Closing Comments 

Robert Lissitz (University of Maryland)