Keynote Lectures

Keynote Lectures

Ronald K. Hambleton holds the titles of Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Educational Assessment. He earned his PhD in 1969 at the University of Toronto. Professor Hambleton has been a member of Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is co-author of several textbooks including “Fundamentals of Item Response Theory,” and editor or co-editor of several books including “International Perspectives on Academic Assessment,” “Handbook of Modern Item Response Theory,” “Computer-Based Testing and the Internet,” and “Adaptation of Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment,” and the author of more than 600 articles in the measurement and statistics area. His research interests are in the areas of large scale assessment, test score reporting, and computer-based testing. He is the recipient of several national and international awards from ATP, NCME, APA, and AERA for his measurement research and of honorary doctorates from the University of Umea in Sweden and Oviedo University in Spain. He is a Past-President of the International Test Commission, the NCME, Division 5 of APA, and Division 2 of the IAAP.

Terry A. Ackerman currently is the E.F. Lindquist Research Chair at ACT. Prior to joining ACT he was an Associate Dean of Research and Assessment in the School of Education (SOE) for five years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where he was responsible for overseeing the office supporting faculty foundation, contract and grant funding and departmental assessments for licensure and recertification.  Before becoming an Associate Dean, he was chair of the Department of Education Research Methodology in the School of Education at UNCG eight years and helped to develop one of the strongest graduate programs in educational measurement in the United States. Dr. Ackerman has been a member of a number of advisory committees including the Technical Advisory Committee for Measured Progress, the American Institute of Certified public Accountants (AICPA), and the College Board’s Research Advisory Committee.  He has also chaired ETS’ Technical Advisory Committee for the GRE and Defense Advisory Committee, which oversees the testing for the U.S. Military. In addition he has served as the President of the Psychometric Society and president of the National Council on Measurement in Education. Dr. Ackerman’s research has focused on practical applications of multidimensional item response theory, including computerized adaptive testing, test construction, differential item/test functioning and ability estimation.


Richard Luecht is a Professor of Educational Research Methodology at the UNC-Greensboro where he teaches graduate courses in applied statistics and advanced measurement.  His research includes technology integration in assessment, advanced psychometric modeling and estimation, and the application of engineering design principles for formative assessment (i.e., assessment engineering or AE). He has designed numerous algorithms and software programs for automated test assembly and devised a computerized adaptive multistage testing framework used by several large-scale testing programs.  Dr. Luecht is also a technical consultant and advisor for many state department of education testing agencies and large-scale testing organizations. Ric Luecht is a Professor of Educational Research Methodology at the UNC-Greensboro where he teaches graduate courses in applied statistics and advanced measurement.  His research includes technology integration in assessment, advanced psychometric modeling and estimation, and the application of engineering design principles for formative assessment (i.e., assessment engineering or AE). He has designed numerous algorithms and software programs for automated test assembly and devised a computerized adaptive multistage testing framework used by several large-scale testing programs.  Dr. Luecht is also a technical consultant and advisor for many state department of education testing agencies and large-scale testing organizations. 
 

Prof. Kadriye Ercikan is responsible for data analysis and psychometric support of ETS’s major testing products and contracts, as well as for foundational and applied statistical psychometric research. She has been a professor of measurement, evaluation and research methods at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for the last 20 years. Her research focuses on designing and validating assessments of complex thinking, the assessment of linguistic minorities, and fairness and validity issues in cross-cultural and international assessments. Ercikan is a Fellow of the International Academy of Education.  Her research has resulted in six books, four special issues of refereed journals and over 100 publications. One co-edited book, Validating Score Meaning in the Next Generation of Assessments, was selected for publication as part of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) book series. She was also awarded the AERA Division D Significant Contributions to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology recognition for another co-edited volume, Generalizing from Educational Research: Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Polarization, and received an Early Career Award from the University of British Columbia. Ercikan is currently Vice President for AERA’s Division D, has been a member of the National Academy of Education Committee on Foundations of Educational Measurement and has served as an elected member of the NCME Board of Directors.

Prof. Jimmy de la Torre is Professor at the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong. He is also currently a Chair Professor at the National Taichung University of Education in Taiwan, and an Honorary Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain. He is one of the leading researchers in the field of cognitive diagnosis modeling, and his work has covered both theoretical and implementation issues in this area. His work has been published in some of the leading measurement and methodological journals such as Applied Psychological Measurement, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Journal of Educational Measurement, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, and Psychometrika. In 2009, he was named by the White House as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. He also received the Jason Millman Promising Measurement Scholar Award in 2009 and Bradley Hanson Award for Contributions to Education Measurement in 2017 from the National Council on Measurement in Education. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Educational Measurement, and currently an associate editor of Applied Psychological Measurement.

Important Dates

05 Sep 2018 & 08 Sep 2018

C-MEEP2018: Congress date

16 Jul 2018 & 16 Jul 2018

Announcement of accepted papers

20 Nov 2017 & 08 Jun 2018

Extended abstract submission