Deborah L. Schnipke, Ph.D.

Senior Psychometrician

Dr. Schnipke has over 20 years of experience working in measurement, providing psychometric expertise for all aspects of the test development process in a variety of fields. Her work includes conducting job task analyses studies, developing test specifications, training item writers and reviewers, performing classical and IRT item and test analyses, assembling balanced test forms, conducting standard setting studies, scaling and equating test forms, investigating test security breaches, providing guidance and psychometric services for third-party accreditation, auditing testing programs for adherence to psychometric standards, and performing differential item functioning analyses, timing analyses, etc. She has conducted and published research on a variety of topics, including job task analyses, item selection algorithms, adaptive testing, response time analyses, differential item function, test security, test design, etc. She is invested in ensuring that exams are reliable, valid, and fair, and in compliance with industry standards, such as the AERA/APA/NCME standards and NCCA accreditation standards. She has experience as a speaker, reviewer, discussant, and author for major psychometric journals and conferences. Dr. Schnipke earned her B.S. in psychology and statistics at Bowling Green State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from Johns Hopkins University.

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