This is the program for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Activity Details

162 Mon, 8/2/2010, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-214 (West)
Informing Education Policy Through Statistical Measurement — Topic Contributed Papers
Social Statistics Section , Section on Government Statistics
Organizer(s): Joseph J. Salvo, New York City Department of City Planning
Chair(s): Robert Parker, Statistical Consultant
10:35 AM Do Comparison Group Methods Replicate Experimental Impact Estimates in an Education Setting? A Charter School Evaluation Example — Kenneth Fortson, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ; Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ; Philip Gleason, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. ; Emma Ernst, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
10:55 AM The Occasionally High Type I Error Rate of the Mantel-Haenszel Statistic Used in Detecting Differential Item Functioning and an Empirical Bayes Solution Sandip Sinharay, Educational Testing Service ; Neil J. Dorans, Educational Testing Service
11:15 AM Assessing Mathematical Achievement Using the ECLS-K Data: Does Rural Status Matter? Laura A. Hildreth, Iowa State University
11:35 AM Multivariate Tobit Analysis of Test-Score Ceiling Effects Yan Yang, Arizona State University
11:55 AM In Pursuit of Highly Qualified School Boards: Evidence from a National Survey of School Board Members and Superintendents Mack Shelley, Iowa State University ; Dai-Trang Le, Iowa State University
12:15 PM Floor Discussion

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