FYI: Check Out Special Learning Opportunities at AERA

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills Assessment: Design, Development, Scoring, and Reporting Lead by Patrick C. Kyllonen and Jonas Bertling

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at AERA in San Antonio, Texas

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Training Session

(register for AERA and this training at http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/2017-Annual-Meeting-Registration )

The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with an overview of the key character constructs associated with success in education and life, illustrate ways to measure them, and provide hands-on experiences to enable participants developing or choosing their own assessments. The workshop begins with an overview of the issues involved in assessing character skills. We identify a number of frameworks and discuss overlaps between different using communities, such as personality, developmental, and counseling psychology, student affairs and institutional research, K-12 and higher education, and so forth. We examine the use of certain methods in detail, including anchoring vignettes, forced-choice methods, and situational judgment tests. For anchoring vignettes we review writing, scoring, and reporting and include hands-on experience for both. For forced-choice methods we review data collection and different scoring approaches, and their advantages and disadvantages. For situational judgment testing, we review item development, including approaches for collecting critical incident data from experts, using various response formats, and scoring. For all methods we provide hands-on experience in item development and scoring.

See the AERA website for additional learning opportunities and especially those sponsored by the SEL Special Interest Group.

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