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Dr. Robert Henson

Photo of Dr. Robert HensonDr. Robert Henson (Educational Research Methodology) received a continuation of funding from the University of Illinois at Chicago for “Development of Accessible IRT-Based Models and Methodologies for Improving the Breadth and Accuracy of Item Option-Scored Diagnostic Assessments.” This project is supported by funds from the Department of Education. Henson and the graduate student’s primary responsibilities will initially involve the programming and testing of the estimation algorithm. This will include the development of a user-friendly program in addition to a simulation program that will allow for the testing of the accuracy of the program to obtain estimates when the model is known. In addition, software will be developed to indicate general fit of the model to data. After having developed and tested this software suite, Henson and the graduates student’s responsibility will include data manipulation, model estimation on real world and possible modifications of the model. In its conclusion, software, software manuals, and reports of the real world data will be provided.