2006 MARC Conference

2006  MSDE/MARCES  CONFERENCE  AGENDA

ASSESSING AND MODELING COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOOL:

INTELLECTUAL GROWTH AND STANDARD SETTING

Day 1 (Thursday, October 19, 2006)

Time

Presentation

Presenter

07:00- 8:30

Registration

 

08:30- 9:00

Opening Remarks

Robert Lissitz - University of Maryland

09:00- 9:50

Vertically Articulated Performance Standards: An Exploratory Examination of their Interpretability

Steve Ferrara, Gary Phillips, & Paul Williams- American Institutes for Research

09:50-10:00

Q & A

 

10:00-

10:50

 

Using On-line Tutoring Records to Predict End-of-Year Exam Scores: Experience with the Assistments Project and the MCAS 8th Grade Mathematics Exam

Brian Junker - Carnegie Mellon University

 

10:50 - 11:00

Q & A

 

11:00 - 11:15

Break

 

11:15 - 12:05

Non-Linear Unidimensional Scale Trajectories Through Multdimensional Content Spaces

Joseph Martineau- Michigan Department of Education

 

12:05 - 12:15

Q & A

 

12:15 - 01:15

Lunch

 

01:15 - 02:05

Item Response Theory and Longitudinal Modeling: The Real World is Less Complicated than We Fear

Martha McCall & Carl Hauser- Northwest Evaluation Association

 

02:05 - 02:15

Q & A

 

02:15 - 03:05

A Prospective Approach to Standard Setting

Isaac Bejar, Henry Braun, Richard Tannenbaum - Educational Testing Service

 

03:05 - 03:15

Q & A

 

03:15 - 03:30

Break

 

03:30 - 04:20

Implementing Cognition-Based Learning Goals in Classrooms: The State Role

Mark Moody - Hillcrest and Mann & William Schafer - MARCES & the University of Maryland

 

04:20 - 04:30

Q & A

 

04:30 - 05:20

A Value-Based Approach for Quantifying Scientific Problem Solving Effectiveness Within and Across Educational Systems

Ron Stevens - IMMEX Project, University of California, Los Angeles

 

05:20 - 05:30

Q & A

 

Day 2 (Friday, October 20, 2006)

Time

Presentation

Presenter

08:30 - 09:20

Shaping the River: Contexts of Mathematical Development and Their Implications for Assessment and Standard-Setting

Kevin Miller & Christopher Correa - University of Michigan

09:20 - 09:30

Q & A

 

09:30 - 10:20

Once You Know What They've Learned, What Do You Do Next?  Designing Curriculum and Assessment for Growth

Dylan Wiliam - Educational Testing Service

 

10:20 - 10:30

Q & A

 

10:30 - 10:45

Break

 

10:45 - 11:35

Estimating Growth when Content Specifications Change:  A Multidimensional IRT Approach

Mark Reckase - Michigan State University

11:35 - 11:45

Q & A

 

11:45 - 12:35

Using Progress Variables to Map Intellectual Development

Cathleen Kennedy & Mark Wilson - University of California at Berkeley

 

12:35 - 12:45

Q & A

 

12:45 - 01:00

Closing Remarks

Robert Lissitz - University of Maryland

Please note that all presentations should be 45 to 50 minutes long.  This allows for 10 to 15 minutes of questions and comments from the conference attendees.