2008 MARC Conference

Ninth Annual Maryland Assessment Conference : 

THE CONCEPT OF VALIDITY: REVISIONS, NEW DIRECTIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education and

Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success

 

  • Location:

Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland , College Park , MD   20742

  • Time:

    October 9 th and 10 th , 2008 (Thursday and Friday)
    Registration and breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. both days.
    Presentations will start at 8:30 a.m. on both Thursday and Friday.

    The program will end at 5:30 and include lunch on Thursday, and end at 1:00 on Friday.

  • Speakers and Presentations:

•  Thursday, October 9 ,2008

7:00 ~ 8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 ~ 8:45

Welcome and Comments

Robert Lissitz (University of Maryland)

8:45 ~ 9:45

Packing and Unpacking Sources of Validity Evidence: History Repeats Itself Again

Stephen Sireci (University of Massachusetts)

9:45 ~10:45

The Concept of Validity in the Context of NCLB

Bob Linn (University of Colorado)

10:45 ~ 11:00

Break

11:00~12:00

Invalidity in Validity

Joel Michell (University of Sydney in Australia)

12:00~ 1:00

Lunch

1:00 ~ 2:00

The End of Construct Validity

Denny Borsboom (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

2:00 ~ 3:00

Context, Construct, and Interpretation

Micheline Chalhoub-Deville(University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

3:00 ~ 3:15

Break

3:15 ~ 4:15

Necessary Validity Evidence for Statewide Assessments

William D. Schafer ( University of Maryland )

4:15 ~ 5:15

Content-based Interpretations of Test Scores

Michael Kane ( National Conference of Bar Examiners )

6:00 ~

Dinner for speakers at Adele's (in the Student Union)

•  Friday, October 10 ,2008

7:00 ~ 8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 ~ 9 : 30

Construct Validity as Universal System for Educational and Psychological Tests

Susan Embretson (Georgia Institute of Technology)

9 : 30 ~ 10:30

Validity and Narrative Robustness

Robert J. Mislevy (University of Maryland)

10 : 30 ~10:45

Break

10:45 ~ 11: 45

Foundational and Methodological Issues in Validity for Complex Measurement Systems

Bruno Zumbo (University of British Columbia)

11:45~12:45

The Long and Winding Road: Researching the Validity of the SAT

Wayne Camara (College Board)

12:45 ~ 1:00

Closing Comments

Robert Lissitz (University of Maryland)