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Psychometric Lab

To add knowledge to the education field, Lab researchers actively publish our work in a variety of venues. Below is a sample of our recent publications. For information about any of our publications, please contact one of our faculty researchers.

Selected Recent Publications

Vo, T., Ullrich-French, S. C., & French, B. F. (in press). Psychometric properties of the Academic Intrinsic Motivation scale in a high school context. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Dai, S., French, B. F., & Finch, W. H. (in press). DIFplus: An R package for multilevel differential item functioning detection. Applied Psychological Measurement.

Alpizar, D., French, B. F., & Vo, T. (2020). Equivalence testing of a youth risk and needs assessment. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 38, 1046-1051.

Patrick, H., & French, B. F., & Mantzicopoulos, P. Y. (2020). The reliability of framework for teaching scores in kindergarten. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 38, 831-845,

Patrick, H., Mantzicopoulos, P. Y., & French, B. F. (2020). The predictive validity of classroom observations: Do teachers’ Framework for Teaching scores predict kindergarteners’ achievement and motivation? American Educational Research Journal, 57 (5), 2021-2058,

French, B. F. & Vo, T. (2020). Differential item functioning of a truancy assessment. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 38(5), 642-648.

Gotch, C. M., & French, B. F. (2020). A validation trajectory for the Washington Assessment of Risks and Needs of Students. Educational Assessment, 25, 65-82, Special Issue on Validity Studies.

Finch, W. H., French, B. F., & Finch, M. (2019). Quantifying item invariance for the selection of the least biased assessment. Journal of Applied Measurement, 20, 13-26.

French, B. F., Finch, W. H. & Immekus, J. C. (2019). Multilevel generalized mantel-haenszel for differential item functioning detection. Frontiers in Education: Assessment, Testing, and Applied Measurement, 4:47.

Eichenbaum, A., Marcus, D., & French, B. F. (2019). Item response theory analysis of the psychopathic personality inventory-revised. Assessment, 26, 1046-1058.

Mantzicopoulos, P. Y., French, B. F., & Patrick, H. (2019). The quality of mathematics instruction in kindergarten: Associations with students’ achievement and motivation. The Elementary School Journal, 119, 651-676

Finch, W.H. & French, B. F. (2019). A Comparison of estimation techniques for IRT models with small samples. Applied Measurement in Education, 32, 77-96.

Desmarais, E., Gartstein, M., Bridgett, D., Majdandzic, M., & French, B. F. (2019). Cross-cultural differences in temperament: Comparing paternal ratings of US and Dutch infants. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 16, 137-151. DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2017.1356713

Mantzicopoulos, P. Y., French, B. F., & Patrick, H. (2018). The Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) in kindergarten: An evaluation of the stability of the MQI using generalizability theory. Early Education and Development, 29, 6, 893-908. DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2018.1477903

Alpizar, D. et al., & French, B. F. (2018). Evaluating the 8-Item patient health questionnaire’s psychometric properties with Mexican and Central American descent university students. Psychological Assessment, 30, 719-728.

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