Presentations at AEA conference Prague by OUCEA

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

From 8th – 11th November the Association for Educational Assessment- Europe (AEA-Europe) hosted its 18th annual conference in Prague, Czech Republic. As in previous years OUCEA had a strong involvement in the conference.

Alex Scharaschkin is Executive Secretary of the AEA-Europe Council, member of the Conference Organising Committee, and the Review Panel. Alex also chaired the Kathleen Tattersall New Researcher Keynote presentation delivered by Fazilat Siddiq (Nordic Institue for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway). Additionally, Alex delivered his own presentation ‘Analysing multidimensional ordinal data in attainment-referenced assessment’.

Dr Yasmine El Masri presented two papers based on her recent research; ‘Crossing assessment cultures and overcoming the language barrier: The case of Syrian refugees and vulnerable youths in Lebanon’ and ‘Is knowledge familiarity a good predictor of item difficulty? And Rethinking Webb’s (2007) Depth of Knowledge scale’ together with Ezekiel Sweiry from AQA. Yasmine also chaired three presentations in the open session on ‘Evaluating Test Quality and Features’.

Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck was a member of the Review Panel. Together with Dr with Astrid Tolo (University of Bergen) and Dr Jessica Chan from OUCEA, Therese presented the paper ‘How does technology assist (or not assist) teachers in their formative assessment practice?’

Dr Joshua McGrane and Dr Andrew Maul (University of California, Santa Barbara) delivered the presentation ‘Model parameters, interval scales, and the representational fallacy: Reeducating educational measurement’.

A further presentation was given by Diana Ng entitled ‘Measuring Scientific Reasoning: Construct Validation of the Primary Scientific Reasoning Test (PSRT) using Rasch modelling’.

Kristine Gorgen co-presented a paper with Dr Tina Isaacs (UCL Institute of Education) on ‘Standard-setting/ maintaining and public trust in national examinations around the world: the effects of structural and contextual issues’.

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