PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Workshop A - 2 Days (Monday & Tuesday)

Topic: Measurement approaches to exploring survey ratings and rater effects

Prerequisite requirements:

To benefit from this workshop, participants should have the following prerequisite skills:

  • A basic familiarity with Rasch or IRT models and their uses (a sophisticated mathematical understanding is not required)
  • A basic familiarity with the R software program, including R Studio (e.g., ability to open and run pre-written code and examine the results following an example)

Day 1: Monday, July 1, 2024, 9am to 4pm 
Topic: Using Measurement Theory Methods to Model and Evaluate Survey Ratings

Day 2: Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 9am to 4pm 
Topic: Measurement Approaches to Identifying and Exploring Rater Effects in Language Performance Assessments

Speaker: Stefanie A. Wind, University of Alabama


Workshop B - 1 Day (Monday)

Topic: Coding qualitative verbal protocol data for test validation

Date: Monday, July 1, 2024, 9am to 4pm
Speaker: Andrea Révész, UCL - University College London


Workshop C - 1 Day (Tuesday)

Topic: Policy Literacy: Exploring Effective Participation for Researchers in Policy Making

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 9am to 4pm
Speakers: Joseph Lo Bianco, Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne
                  Mina Patel, British Council


Workshop D - 1 Day (Tuesday)

Topic: Generative AI for content generation and automated scoring: no-code and low-code solutions

Target group:

This workshop will be suitable for participants who have played with ChatGPT but who want to take their usage to a more professional level, and who have little or no experience of using Python or APIs. In advance of the workshop, participants will be expected to set up an account and payment method for OpenAI’s API access (instructions will be provided).

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 9am to 4pm
Speakers: Alistair Van Moere, MetaMetrics Inc and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                  Jing Wei, MetaMetrics Inc

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