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

7:00-8:30Registration and Breakfast 
8:30-8:45Welcome and CommentsHong Jiao (University of Maryland)
8:45-9:45The Virtual World and Reality of Testing: Simulation- & Game-based AssessmentsAlina von Davier (ETS)
9:45-10:45Stealth Assessment in GamesValerie Shute (Florida State University)
11:00-12:00Designing, Implementing and Researching the Effects of Narrative-Based Assessment in Virtual EnvironmentsDiane Jass Ketelhut (University of Maryland, College Park)
1:00-2:00SimScientists: Affordances of Science Simulations for Formative and Summative AssessmentEdys Quellmalz (Wested)
2:00-3:00Exploring the Psychometric Properties of Innovative Items in CATAda Woo, Doyoung Kim, & Hong Qian (NCSBN)
3:15-4:15Exploring A Psychometric Model for Calibrating Innovative Items Embedded in Multiple ContextsHong Jiao & Robert Lissitz (University of Maryland)
4:15-5:15Using Educational Data Mining on Log Files to Do Real Time Assessment of Science Inquiry SkillsJanice D. Gobert (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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