Our 2016 Department Colloquium features Ernest C. Davenport, Ph.D. Dr. Davenport is a Professor in the Quantitative Methods in Education Program within the College of Educational Psychology and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Computer Science from Duke University, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Davenport has had a long-standing role as the director of an ACT/SAT review course for at-risk students, and was one of the founders of Minnesota’s Office of Educational Accountability (OEA), which was created to assist with educational accountability in the state. His research primarily focuses on the study of measurement to better understand achievement gaps, with special interests in the relationship between student experiences and academic success. Recent work has examined ethnic differences in the relationship between eighth-grade math achievement, mathematics course-taking in high school, and twelfth-grade math achievement. His talk will focus on the critical issues involved in the development of reliable and valid methods of psychological testing and assessment.
Dr. Davenport will present “Reliability, Internal Consistency, and Dimensionality in Psychological Assessment” for our 2016 Department Colloquium on Wednesday, March 23 at 3:30 pm in Davie Hall.