Cognition and Assessment SIG 167

SIG Purpose

Welcome to the Cognition and Assessment SIG! The SIG presents researchers and practitioners with an opportunity for cross-disciplinary research (or research with cross-disciplinary implications) within education. We are a group of scientists who are interested in better assessing cognition and are interested in leveraging cognitive theory and methods in the design and interpretation of tests. Our research features many different methods, including psychometric simulations, empirical applications, cognitive model development, theoretical rationales, and combinations of all of the above.

The SIG was established to highlight and promote research integrating cognition into assessment design and analysis in order to improve the meaning and utility of assessment scores. Members of our SIG have diverse profiles and training in interconnected disciplines that each contribute to research in this area. Some areas of interest for our members’ research include theoretical models for applied cognition, psychometric models for representing more complex theories of cognition, assessment design processes for coordinating theoretical and psychometric models, and digital technologies for re-conceptualizing assessment design and delivery.