The Diagnostic Classification Model

Innovative Assessment Summit

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

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Event Overview

Breakthroughs in psychometric models, machine learning technology, and data analytics have made reliable through-course assessment possible, providing an alternative to traditional high-stakes summative testing. The Diagnostic Classification Model (DCM) replaces outdated No Child Left Behind-era, high-stakes assessments based on Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT). With DCM, educators can utilize highly reliable formative data in real-time to personalize learning and promote student growth.

Join us for a special event where we will explore how this multi-dimensional psychometric model makes assessment data instantly actionable, revolutionizing mastery learning in the classroom. You will hear from the world-renowned psychometrician and the industry leaders who have been pioneering this new approach.

Your no-cost registration includes admission to the event and a networking lunch.

DCM Summit Topics include:

  • How you can implement innovative assessment models fueled by breakthroughs in machine learning and psychometrics
  • The differences between IRT (uni-dimensional) and DCM (multi-dimensional) assessment and how the DCM model revolutionizes mastery and personalized approaches
  • Results from the successful 2017 State of Kansas pilot of the Diagnostic Classification Model (DCM)

Salt Lake City, UT

  • AC Hotel
    225 West 200 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Kansas City, MO

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

“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





Presentation and Panel Discussion on Innovative Assessment and the Diagnostic Classification Model

  • Jonathan Templin Ph.D.
    E.F. Lindquist Chair and Professor, University of Iowa
  • Todd Wiedemann, M.S.Ed.
    Co-Director, Kansas MTSS
  • Trenton Goble, M.Ed.
    Chief Academic Officer, MasteryConnect


Networking Lunch