2012 MARC Conference

The Twelfth Annual Maryland Assessment Conference:

Value Added Modeling and Growth Modeling with Particular Application to Teacher and School Effectiveness


Presentation Schedule and PPT Slides (Click presentation title for PPT, if available)

Thursday, October 18

7:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Robert W. Lissitz Welcome and Comments
8:45-9:45 J. R. Lockwood
The Role of Test Measurement Error in Estimating Teacher Value Added: Problems and Solutions
9:45-10:45 Derek Briggs
& Ben Domingue

(University of Colorado)
Exploring Value-Added Across Multiple Dimensions: A Bifactor Approach
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Andrew Ho
(Harvard University)
Accuracy, Transparency, and Incentives: Contrasting Criteria for Evaluating Growth Models
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Mark Ehlert,
Cory Koedel,
Eric Parsons,  &
Michael Podgursky

(University of Missouri)
A Research-Based Response to Federal Non-Regulatory Guidance on Growth Models
2:00-3:00 Damian Betebenner
Subverting Campbell's Law: A Unified Modeling Approach to Teacher and School Evaluation
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Joseph Martineau & Ji Zeng
(Michigan Department of Education)
Borrowing the Strength of Unidimensional Scaling to Produce Multidimensional Educational Effectiveness Profiles
4:15-5:15 Robert Meyer
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Technical and Consequential Validity in the Design and Use of Value-Added Systems

Friday, October 19

7:30-8:45 Registration and Breakfast
8:45-9:45 Hong Jiao and Robert W. Lissitz
(University of Maryland)
Modeling Latent Growth Using Mixture Item Response Theory
9:45-10:45 Daniel F. McCaffrey, Bing Han,
& J.R. Lockwood

Using  Auxiliary Data to Improve Value-Added
10:45-11:00 Break  
11:00-12:00 Mark D. Reckase
(Michigan State University)
The Evaluation of Teachers and Schools Using the Educator Response Function(ERF)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Yeow Meng Thum (Northwest Evaluation Association) The Effective Use of Some School-level Indicators of Student Learning Growth: NWEA's Learning Productivity Measurement(LPM) System
2:00-3:00 S Paul Wright
Educational Value-Added Analysis of Covariance Models with Error in the Covariates
3:00-3:30 Closing Remarks