Conference on Measuring and Assessing Skills
This conference assembled leading economists, psychologists and measurement specialists to examine and evaluate alternative approaches. Sessions are organized around three distinct but potentially complementary approaches. One approach is based on traditional interviews, self reports, paper and pencil tests and observer reports. A second approach is based on how people perform in response to various incentives and situations in controlled settings, such as laboratories. A third approach uses manifest behaviors in uncontrolled “real world” settings to measure skills. Thus, this conference is organized in the three blocks, each dedicated to discussing the relative strengths and bene ts of each of these elicitation strategies.
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Program & Resources
James J. Heckman, The University of Chicago
Koji Miyamoto, OECD
Oliver John, University of California, Berkeley
Patrick Kyllonen, Educational Testing Service
Tim Kautz, Mathematica
John Barker, Chicago Public Schools
Steven Durlauf, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Burton Singer, University of Florida
John Eric Humphries, University of Chicago
Daniel Silverman, Arizona State University
Robert Mislevy, Educational Testing Service
Michelle LaMar, Educational Testing Service
Armin Falk, University of Bonn
Daniel Silverman, Arizona State University
Teodora Boneva, University College London
Andrew Caplin, New York University
Aldo Rustichini, University of Minnesota
James J. Heckman, The University of Chicago
Michael McPherson, Spencer Foundation
Stephen W. Raudenbush, The University of Chicago
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Modern Models of Response Time
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Use of Response Times in Studying Test-taking Behaviors
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Experiments Manipulating Time Availability, Generally Showing Little Effect
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Distraction and Persistence as Separate Parameters
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