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February 2020 Las Vegas V-M²ED Conference

The National Science Foundation funded a conference entitled Validity Evidence for Measurement in Mathematics Education (V-M²Ed) that was held in Las Vegas, NV on February 20 – 21, 2020. 

The V-M²Ed conference brought together researchers (including graduate students) from different theoretical and methodological perspectives to contextualize current conceptions of validity within the field of mathematics education. We sparked conversations and fostered collaboration across individuals and groups with an interest in validity. Conference participants included individuals with expertise in mathematics education, psychometrics, and applied measurement  (e.g., special education or educational psychology researchers), as well as individuals with interests related to measure validity (e.g., policy). The purpose of the conference was to facilitate discussion on strengthening quantitative measure quality in mathematics education, with a specific focus on validity as it relates to tools used to measure student- and teacher-related outcomes that are useful for large-scale applications. 

The aims of the V-M²Ed conference were:

  1. to define and contextualize key terms identified as critical to examining validity of quantitative tools and measures, and 
  2. to create and disseminate a document (or set of documents) expressing ideas related to these definitions and contextualizations to the field of researchers working within mathematics education. 

Conference Materials

Day 1 Material

Day 2 Material