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Christine DeMars

demarsce@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Phone: 540-568-8047

Mailing Address:
MSC 6806
298 Port Republic Road.
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

Education


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University (1998). Concentration: Measurement and Quantitative Methods
  • M.Ed., Arizona State University (1993) Concentration: Elementary Education
  • B.A., Wichita State University (1990) Concentration: Psychology

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics


  • Technical and practical issues in large-scale testing
  • Applications of IRT (including DIF, equating, and multidimensional IRT models)

Website: http://www.psyc.jmu.edu/gradpsyc/people/demars.html

Publications

  • August 2013

    Dr. Christine E. DeMars (Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Alan Socha (Ph.D. student, Assessment and Measurement Program) wrote an article, “An investigation of sample size splitting on ATFIND and DIMTEST," which was published in Educational and Psychological Measurement.

  • November 2013

    Dr. Christine E. DeMars (Professor, Graduate Psychology), Bozhidar Bashkov (Ph.D. Student, Assessment and Measurement Program) and Alan Socha (Ph.D. Student, Assessment and Measurement Program) wrote “The Role of Gender in Test-Taking Motivation under Low-Stakes Conditions,” which was published in Research & Practice in Assessment in November.