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Carol Myford receives ETS Research Scientist Award

Carol Myford receives ETS Research Scientist Award. … 1995, 8:4 p.403

ETS President Nancy S. Cole awarded ETS Research Scientist Awards on December 19, 1994, to Carol Myford and Neal Thomas. Nancy Cole stated that "I have great pleasure in announcing that Carol Myford has been selected to receive the ETS Scientist Award. This award recognizes ETS researchers who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to their fields of specialization and to the work of ETS... Carol's work with the NAEP Arts Education Consensus Project Team has identified ETS with a nationally recognized effort using new modes of assessment."

Tony Cline, executive director of the Division of Applied Measurement Research nominated Myford for the award: "Carol was able - with extraordinary skill, expert knowledge and diplomacy - to get a group of 32 arts educators and performing artists to produce sets of assessments and exercise specifications for NAEP for grades 4, 8, and 12 in dance, music, theater (including film, television, and video) and visual arts (including design, architecture and media arts. She was the only ETS staff member involved in the effort. She is now accepted as an expert in the area of using rating scales to evaluate live performances." Myford commented "For me, the NAEP Project was the most difficult writing assignment I have ever undertaken, but it was also the most rewarding collaboration I've ever been involved in. The Project was truly a team effort."

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"In what matter soever there is place for addition and subtraction, there also is place for reason; and where these have no place, there reason has nothing at all to do."
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Of Reason and Science. Leviathan, Part I, Chap. V
Courtesy of Thomas K. Rehfeldt


If we divorce the practical from the sublime, the practical will become the superficial, and will degenerate into a very lean and forceless thing.
John H. Jowett


"One of the criteria for selecting a sample of items is to choose a sample with enough categories to provide a desired amount of differentiation between individuals... The basic condition to be satisfied is that persons who answer a question `favorably' all have higher scores than persons answering the same question `unfavorably.'"

"If the universe contains but a single variable, that is, if all questions have but a single content ordering, then the same rank order of the individuals upon this content will be obtained regardless of which sample of questions is selected from the universe."

"If the universe is scalable, the addition of further items merely breaks up each type given by the sample into more differentiated types."

Guttman, L. "The Basis for Scalogram Analysis," pp. 60-90 in Stouffer, S.A., et. al., Measurement and Prediction. 1950. New York: John Wiley



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