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Timing Impact on Measurement in Education

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Speakers

Michael Kane, PhD

ETS

Keynote: The Impact of Time Constraints on Validity

Eileen Talento-Miller, PhD

GMAC

Issues and Practices in Test Speededness:
An Historical Perspective and Empirical Analyses

Stephen Sireci, PhD

University of Massachusetts

Issues and Practices in Test Speededness:
An Historical Perspective and Empirical Analyses

Cynthia Searcy, PhD

AAMC

Association between Extended Time on the MCAT
Exam and Medical School Admissions and Medical
Student Performance

Marc Kroopnick, PhD

AAMC

Association between Extended Time on the MCAT
Exam and Medical School Admissions and Medical
Student Performance

Wayne J. Camara, PhD

ACT

Score Comparability and Timing in
Dual Mode Programs

Deborah J. Harris, PhD

ACT

Score Comparability and Timing in
Dual Mode Programs

Polina Harik, PhD

NBME

Timing and Examinee Pacing on a Test of
Physician Licensure: Experimental Findings

Brent Bridgeman, PhD

ETS

Summary of Timing Research Conducted by ETS

Brian Clauser, EdD

NBME

Response Time Considerations for Constructed
Response and Performance Tests

Benjamin Lovett, PhD

SUNY Cortland

Speededness: What is it Good For?

Patrick Kyllonen, PhD

ETS

Promising Applications of Response Time Methods
for High-Stakes Testing Programs

Rick Thomas, PhD

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Effects of Time Pressure, Executive Function,
and Experience on Diagnostic Hypothesis
Generation, Evaluation, and Testing: Theory
and Experimental Evidence

Paul De Boeck, PhD

Ohio State University

The Nature of Measured Cognitive Abilities Changes
with the Speed of the Responses: What to do?

Wim J. van der Linden, PhD

Pacific Metrics Corporation

Test Design and Speededness

Steven Wise, PhD

NWEA

A Cessation of Measurement: Identifying Test-Taker
Disengagement Using Item Response Time

Seo Young Lee

University of Wisconsin

Use of Response Time for Detecting Security Threats
and Other Anomalous Behaviors

James Wollack, PhD

University of Wisconsin

Use of Response Time for Detecting Security Threats
and Other Anomalous Behaviors

Frank Rijmen, PhD

AIR

Implications of Research in Cognitive Psychology and
Psychometric Modeling for Testing Practice

The Westin Philadelphia

October 9-10, 2017, Philadelphia PA

National Board of Medical Examiners

Conference Overview

This conference provides a forum for scholars in psychometrics, cognitive science, and education to share research and perspectives on timing and pacing for high-stakes tests, and to discuss the implications of timing considerations for policy and practice.

Invited presentations, panel discussions, and posters will address a wide range of topics related to examination timing, including: policy considerations; empirical research on time limits; modeling response time; collateral uses of response time (e.g., examinee engagement); and the extent to which speed of processing should be part of the construct for high-stakes tests.


This complimentary 1.5-day conference is limited to 150 participants. Sessions feature invited speakers (outlined below), as well as a poster session (click here for submission guidelines). Please register by August 15, 2017.


The NBME will provide full support (travel and lodging) for two graduate students whose posters are accepted. The NBME will cover hotel expenses only, for all other attendees with accepted posters – support is provided only for the lead presenter/author. See call for posters.

Call For Poster Presentations

Participants are invited to attend the reception for cocktails, small plates and tapas fare, and lively networking during which poster authors will be available to discuss their work. Posters will also be on display throughout the conference.

 

The NBME invites proposals for poster presentations that address examination timing. Topics include, but are not limited to, questions such as:

 

     • How should test speededness be defined and measured?

     • What is the impact of allowing variable time limits on test scores?

     • To what extent is pacing influenced by English language fluency, gender, or other demographic variables? 

     • Is reading speed construct relevant or irrelevant? 

     • Do liberal time limits alter the construct being measured? 

     • What can we learn from the performance of examinees who have received extra time?

     • Can support tools be developed to help examinees better pace themselves?

     • What practical testing problems can response time data be used for (e.g., test assembly; security; engagement)

     • What are some potential applications of speed-accuracy trade-off models or diffusion models?

     • How can contemporary test administration algorithms (e.g., shadow testing) be used to minimize speededness?

     • What logistic challenges do test administration vendors face when accommodating liberal time limits?

 

Poster submissions are invited from all attendees. However, NBME will provide full support (travel and lodging) for two graduate students whose posters are accepted. The NBME will cover hotel expenses only for all other attendees with accepted posters – support is provided only for the lead presenter/author.

 

The deadline for submitting poster proposals is July 7, 2017.

 

Submission Guidelines: Proposals for posters should include: the title, authors, institutional affiliation, and a 500 to 700 word summary addressing the following:

  • Purpose of the study
  • Methods
  • Results/outcomes
  • Scholarly or Practical significance

Email poster proposals to: JVerPloeg@nbme.org. Proposals will be evaluated according to importance of topic, soundness of methodology, usefulness of results, and clarity of presentation. Those submitting proposals will be notified of acceptance decisions by July 24, 2017; up to 25 posters will be accepted.

 

Key Dates:

  • July 7: Poster proposal submission deadline
  • July 24: Notification of poster acceptance
  • August 15: Conference registration deadline

Graduate Student Funding: The NBME will provide full support (travel and lodging) for two graduate students whose posters are accepted. The NBME will cover hotel expenses only for all other attendees with accepted posters – support is provided only for the lead presenter/author.

Registration

Registration is Complimentary

This conference will be held at The Westin Philadelphia, 99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

The conference rate at The Westin Philadelphia is: $199.00++/per night; this rate is available Sunday evening, October 8, 2017 and Monday evening, October 9, 2017. Please be sure to register on or before Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to be eligible for this conference rate.

Conference registration is complimentary and includes:

  • All meeting sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch, breaks and cocktail reception on Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Breakfast, lunch and break on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
To register for the conference, please click here: 2017 TIME Conference

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