Faculty & Staff

Everett V. Smith, PhD

Professor

Everett Smith specializes in psychometrics, specifically Rasch measurement, and his research interests and expertise include test and rating scale design and analysis for the measurement of latent constructs and testing model robustness.

He studies applications of Rasch measurement in the social, behavioral, health, rehabilitation, and medical sciences for both criterion and norm-reference assessments. Among these applications include studies of dimensionality, DIF, cross-cultural equivalence, equating, item banking, rating scale optimization and standard setting. Smith is the co-editor of Introduction to Rasch Measurement: Theory, Models, and Applications (2004), Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications (2007), and Criterion-Reference Testing: Practice Analysis to Score Reporting Using Rasch Measurement Models (2009). He serves as the associate editor for the Journal of Applied Measurement, and is on the editorial boards of Educational and Psychological Measurement and the Journal of Nursing Measurement

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut

Research & Teaching Interests

Smith's specialization is in psychometrics, specifically Rasch measurement. 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 fundamental measurement to problems found in licensure and certification testing and the social, behavioral, health, rehabilitation, and medical sciences. These applications include studies of dimensionality, DIF, cross-cultural equivalence, equating, item banking, and standard setting.

Selected Publications

Smith, Jr., E.V., & Stone, G.E. (Eds.). (2009). Applications of Rasch measurement in Criterion-Reference Testing: Practice Analysis to Score Reporting. Maple Grove, MN: JAM Press.

Smith, Jr., E.V., & Smith, R.M. (Eds.). (2006). Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications. Maple Grove, MN: JAM Press.

Smith, Jr., E.V., & Smith, R.M. (Eds.), (2004). Introduction to Rasch Measurement: Theory, Models, and Applications. Maple Grove, MN: JAM Press.