The Diagnostic Classification Model

Innovative Assessment Summit

Moving From End-of-Level to a Reliable Through-Course Assessment Model

Event Overview

States are seeking innovative assessment models to replace outdated No Child Left Behind-Era, high-stakes assessments based on Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT). The new Diagnostic Classification Model (DCM) utilizes breakthroughs in machine learning technology, psychometrics, and data analytics to change the landscape of assessment.

Join us at the DCM Innovative Assessment Summit to learn how this multi-dimensional psychometric model is a game-changer for understanding mastery of standards and personalizing learning in the classroom. You will also gain insight into how a reliable through-course model impacts formative data usage for teachers in the classroom.

Come hear from the world-renowned psychometrician and the industry leaders who have been pioneering this new approach.

DCM Summit Topics include:

  • The differences between IRT (uni-dimensional) and DCM (multi-dimensional) assessment and how the DCM model revolutionizes mastery and personalized approaches
  • The successful 2017 State of Kansas pilot of the Diagnostic Classification Model (DCM)
  • How your state/district can move from an end-of-level to a Reliable Through-Course Assessment Model

Kansas City, MO

  • Kansas City Marriott
    Country Club Plaza
    4445 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Event has passed

Austin, TX

  • Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
    Bouquets Room, First Floor
    700 San Jacinto Blvd at 8th Street
    Austin, Texas 78701
  • Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Rescheduled

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Details Coming Soon!

“With a reliable DCM through-course assessment, we can get to the heart of what students know and don’t know, and give teachers the reliable and actionable data they need. IRT just can’t do that.”

— Dr. Jonathan Templin, University of Kansas



Registration and Reception


Panel Discussion on Innovative Assessment and the Diagnostic Classification Model

  • Jonathan Templin Ph.D.
    Professor & Associate Chair of Educational Psychology, The University of Kansas
  • Rich Wilson, M.Ed.
    Director of Assessment & Data, Olathe Public Schools USD 233
  • Trenton Goble, M.Ed.
    Chief Academic Officer, MasteryConnect
  • Sarah Wicks, M.Ed.
    Senior Content Specialist, Certica


Reception, Networking and Q&A with the Assessment Experts