Maryland Assessment Research Center (MARC)

2014 MARC Conference

The Fourteenth Annual Maryland Assessment Conference:

Technology Enhanced Innovative Assessment: Development, Modeling, and Scoring from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

  • Jointly supported by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Assessment Research Center. 
  • Each topic will be given a two-hour block of time, including a 50-minute presentation by each speaker followed by 10 minutes of Q and A.

Presentation Schedule

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Time Title Presenter(s)
7:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast  
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Comments Hong Jiao (University of Maryland)
8:45-9:45 The Virtual World and Reality of Testing: Simulation- & Game-based Assessments Alina von Davier (ETS)
9:45-10:45 Stealth Assessment in Games Valerie Shute (Florida State University)
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Designing, Implementing and Researching the Effects of Narrative-Based Assessment in Virtual Environments Diane Jass Ketelhut (University of Maryland, College Park)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 SimScientists: Affordances of Science Simulations for Formative and Summative Assessment Edys Quellmalz (Wested)
2:00-3:00 Exploring the Psychometric Properties of Innovative Items in CAT Ada Woo, Doyoung Kim, & Hong Qian (NCSBN)
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Exploring A Psychometric Model for Calibrating Innovative Items Embedded in Multiple Contexts Hong Jiao & Robert Lissitz (University of Maryland)
4:15-5:15 Using Educational Data Mining on Log Files to Do Real Time Assessment of Science Inquiry Skills Janice D. Gobert (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Friday, October 17th, 2014

7:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Validity Issues for Technology Enhanced Innovative Assessments Brian Clauser (NBME)
9:30-10:30 Principled Design and Development for Embedding Assessment in Games and Simulated Environments: It's No Game, with Illustrations Steve Ferrara &Paul Nichols (Pearson)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Measuring Well and Modeling Good Teaching and Learning Practice: An Example from CBAL Randy Bennett (ETS)
11:45-12:45 ICT Literacy - Learning in Digital Networks Mark Wilson, Kathleen Scalise, & Perman Gochyyev (University of California, Berkeley, University of Oregon, University of California, Berkeley)
12:45-1:00 Closing Comments Robert Lissitz (University of Maryland)