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Yi Zheng

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Biography: 

Dr. Yi Zheng studies theories and practices in educational and psychological testing and assessment. Examples of her research are developing and validating tests/scales/measures, developing psychometric procedures for testing program operations, and developing automated test assembly algorithms.

Dr. Zheng is particularly specialized in computerized adaptive testing (CAT), which is a cutting-edge technology where computer algorithms are created to tailor a test in real time to each individual test-taker. Capitalizing on digital technology, CAT also provides great flexibility in test design and administration, ease in data management, and ever-emerging digital experiences for test takers.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Educational Measurement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2014
  • M.S. Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2010
  • B.S. Psychology, Beijing Normal University, China 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests: 

My research interest includes both the broader topics on measurement and assessment and the more specific topics on advancing methods and technology of test design, delivery, scoring, and analysis.

Examples of the broader topics include improving assessment pratices in higher education, exploring the paradigmatic relationship between measurement and machine learning, and validity of tests/scales/measures.

My main technical specialty is computerized adaptive testing (e.g., online calibration, item selection, exposure control, content balancing). My other related technical expertise include item response theory, multistage adaptive testing, automated test assembly, test equating, test security, and cognitive diagnosis.

Publications: 

See attached CV for updated publications.

Research Activity: 
  • Developing usable computerized adaptive tests with Concerto platform.
  • Innovating computerized adaptive testing with machine learning techniques.
  • Measurement and statistics methodologist on various collaborative projects.
  • Developer and maintainer of R-package NPCD.
Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
MTE 792Research
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 493Honors Thesis
DCI 792Research
MTE 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 495Undergraduate Research
STP 593Applied Project
EPA 790Reading and Conference
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MTE 792Research
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 493Honors Thesis
STP 530Applied Regression Analysis
DCI 784Internship
MTE 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 495Undergraduate Research
STP 530Applied Regression Analysis
STP 593Applied Project
STP 599Thesis
DCI 691Seminar
EPA 790Reading and Conference
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 493Honors Thesis
EDP 554Analysis-of-Variance Methods
STP 593Applied Project
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 495Undergraduate Research
STP 530Applied Regression Analysis
STP 593Applied Project
STP 599Thesis
DCI 691Seminar
EPA 790Reading and Conference
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 429Experimental Statistics
STP 493Honors Thesis
MAT 493Honors Thesis
STP 593Applied Project
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
STP 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 495Undergraduate Research
STP 499Individualized Instruction
STP 593Applied Project
STP 599Thesis
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 429Experimental Statistics
STP 493Honors Thesis
MAT 493Honors Thesis
EDP 552Multi Regression/Correlatn Mth
STP 593Applied Project
STP 792Research
MTE 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 495Undergraduate Research
STP 499Individualized Instruction
STP 593Applied Project
STP 599Thesis
DCI 691Seminar
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Presentations: 

See attached CV for updated presentations and invited talks.

Honors / Awards: 

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award 
Arizona State University, Faculty Women's Association
2021

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013

Hardie Dissertation Award (with stipend) 
College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013

Tatsuoka Award (with stipend) 
College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013

Jeffrey Tanaka Memorial Award (with stipend)  
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2011, 2013

Best Paper Honorable Mention Awards (with stipend)
College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013

William Chandler Bagley Doctoral Scholarship (with stipend)
College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2012

Beijing Normal University Honor of Outstanding Graduates
Beijing Normal University, China
2009

National Specialty Scholarship (with stipend)
Ministry of Education, China
2008

Jiangsu Province Honor of Students
Jiangsu Department of Education, China
2005

First Prize, China National Biology Olympics for High School Students
Ministry of Education, China
2005

First Prize, China National Physics Olympics for Junior High Students
Ministry of Education, China
2002

Editorships: 

Associate Editor
Applied Psychological Measurement

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; School of Mathematical and Statistical Science; Department of Psychology; School of Life Sciences; College of Health Solutions; College of Nursing and Health Innovations; Barrett Honors Faculty.