Everett V. Smith Jr., Ph.D. Member, EVS Psychometric Services, LLC I obtained my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Connecticut in 1995. My specialization is in psychometrics, specifically Rasch measurement. My research interests and expertise include test and rating scale design and analysis for the measurement of latent constructs, testing model robustness, and, in general, applications of Rasch measurement in the social, behavioral, health, rehabilitation, and medical sciences for both criterion and norm-reference assessments. These applications include studies of dimensionality, DIF, cross-cultural equivalence, equating, item banking, rating scale optimization, and standard setting.
I have co-directed 20 training sessions on Rasch measurement; several have been for national and international conferences and research/testing organizations. I am the co-editor of Introduction to Rasch Measurement(2004), Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications (2007), Criterion-Reference Testing: Practice Analysis to Score Reporting using Rasch Measurement Models (2009). I also serve as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Measurementandon the editorial board of Educational and Psychological Measurement. I am a Professor of Educational Psychology and at a large research University where I teach doctoral-level measurement and statistics courses. My academic vitae includes over 80 journal articles, book chapters, and reports; over 100 regional, national, and invited presentations; and involvement with grant funded research totaling over $14 million. At this University I am responsible for the development of the Ph.D. specialization and M.Ed. programs in Measurement Evaluation Statistics and Assessment (MESA); the online M.Ed. in MESA; and the online Educational Research Methodology certificate program.