[gov3009-l] Daniel Koretz: Wed@noon, Applied Stats Wkshop

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Mon, 3 May 2004 20:28:18 -0400


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Research Workshop in Applied Statistics
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Join us at noon this Wednesday, May 5 
at CBRSS, the Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences
(34 Kirkland Street, Room 22) 

for Daniel Koretz and
"Evaluating the Corruption of Scores from Behavioral Responses to Measurement"
 
SPEAKER PROFILE
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Daniel Koretz is a professor at the Graduate School of Education.  He focuses 
primarily on educational assessment, particularly as a tool of education 
policy. His recent work has included studies of the validity of gains in high-
stakes testing programs, the effects of testing programs on schooling, the 
assessment of students with disabilities, international differences in the 
influences on mathematics achievement, and the effects of alternative systems 
of college admissions. His currently funded research focuses on new methods of 
evaluating progress in high-stakes testing programs, the application of value-
added methods to educational accountability, and the use of alternatives to 
conventional college-admissions tests. 

As always, lunch will be provided.

Contact information, the current schedule, and previous presentations may be
found at the course web site: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~gov3009/

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The Research Workshop in Applied Statistics is a forum for graduate
students, faculty, and visiting scholars to present and discuss work
in progress and exchange ideas.  It is intended as a tour of Harvard's
statistical innovations and applications with weekly stops in
different disciplines such as economics, epidemiology, medicine,
political science, psychology, public policy, public health, sociology
and statistics.  The topics of papers presented in previous years
included missing data, survey analysis, Bayesian simulation, sample
selection, and models for election and portfolio choice. Faculty and
student participants in the workshop present their current projects,
and guest speakers also give occasional presentations. The workshop
provides an excellent opportunity for informal interaction between
graduate students and faculty from a variety of disciplines. Course
credit is available for students as either an upper-level Government
or Sociology class. Lunch is provided.

If you are interested, note that all events are held at noon, in Room 22,
Center for Basic Research in Social Sciences (CBRSS, 34 Kirkland St., this is
the yellow building across the street from William James Hall).
Contact information and previous presentations may be found at the course web
site: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~gov3009/

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