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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to the questions in our survey of educational measurement professionals.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>For those who have not yet participated, there is still time. The survey is in English, and should take approximately 20-40 minutes. <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechRoadMapEducation" target="_blank"><span style='color:windowtext'>Click here to take the survey,</span></a> or cut and paste this web address:<br><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechRoadMapEducation"><span style='color:windowtext'>https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechRoadMapEducation</span></a> .<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>See below for more information.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Thank you.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>William Fisher</span><o:p></o:p></p><div><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> William Fisher [mailto:william@livingcapitalmetrics.com] <br><b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:34 PM<br><b>To:</b> 'rasch@acer.edu.au'<br><b>Subject:</b> Survey announcement<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Educational measurement professionals</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>The methods and techniques used in measuring reading ability in education have evolved as the practical advantages of mathematical modeling and advanced computational resources have become more widely implemented. Tests and assessments have become more complex and resources have shifted from analog atoms to digital bytes, as they have in so many other areas of life. However, not much information is available about what methods are being used, how fast new methods are coming online, or on what the associated costs are. To begin to formulate some answers to questions like these, MetaMetrics, Inc. has sponsored a &quot;Technology Roadmap for Education&quot; survey.</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'>This survey was developed on the basis of ideas presented in 2011 at a meeting of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in Jena, Germany, and in 2013 at the National Council on Measurement in Education annual meeting in San Francisco, California</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>. The survey items are suggested by Table 1 in the paper available at </span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="http://www.db-thueringen.de/servlets/DerivateServlet/Derivate-24493/ilm1-2011imeko-018.pdf">http://www.db-thueringen.de/servlets/DerivateServlet/Derivate-24493/ilm1-2011imeko-018.pdf</a>. <span style='color:#222222'><o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>We welcome comments and feedback.&nbsp;</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>This survey is sponsored by MetaMetrics, Inc., which is solely responsible for its content. MetaMetrics is a research firm in the education industry; it could be perceived that there is a conflict of interest in their support of this research, as its business interests would be served by knowledge of the results.&nbsp; To level the playing field, information collected will be summarized in a publicly available report which can be used to guide future research and development in other companies and organizations, in addition to MetaMetrics. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>The survey data are not individually identifiable, but all responses will be treated as confidential and will be reported only in aggregate form. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>This study has been reviewed&nbsp; by the MetaMetrics IRB, which determined that this project does not constitute &#8220;research with human subjects&#8221; as defined under federal regulations because the data will not be individually identifiable [45 CFR 46.102(f)].&nbsp; </span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'>The survey is in English, and should take approximately 20-40 minutes. </span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechRoadMapEducation" target="_blank"><span style='color:#1155CC'>Click here to take the survey,</span></a><span style='color:#222222'> or cut and paste this web address:<br></span><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechRoadMapEducation">https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechRoadMapEducation</a><span style='color:#222222'> .<o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#500050'>We would particularly like to hear from anyone who:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:47.25pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#500050'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#500050'>has extensive experience managing educational testing and measurement projects; and<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:47.25pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#500050'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#500050'>has detailed knowledge of past and present educational measurement item development costs and technologies</span><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>.</span><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#500050'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'>Please complete the survey by June 30, as we intend to submit a summary of the results by July 22 for presentation at the 2014 AERA meeting in Philadelphia.&nbsp; If you would like a complimentary report summarizing the survey findings, please let me know. All responses are confidential.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'>Collegial regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'>William P. Fisher, Jr., Ph.D.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'>LivingCapitalMetrics.com<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'>Consultant to MetaMetrics, Inc.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="mailto:wfisher@livingcapitalmetrics.com">wfisher@livingcapitalmetrics.com</a><span style='color:#222222'><o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal'><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222'>++++++++++++++++++++++++++++</span><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p></div></body></html>