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Alphabetical Listing of All Research Reports

Admissions Policy Research Project: 2002–2003
by the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

An Analysis of Differential Validity and Differential Prediction for Black, Mexican American, Hispanic, and White Law School Students (RR 90-03)
by Linda F. Wightman and David G. Muller

Application of the M-Index for the LSAT (RR 10-01)
by Dmitry I. Belov, Law School Admission Council; and Ronald D. Armstrong, Rutgers University

An Application of the VM-Index for the LSAT (RR 10-02)
by Dmitry I. Belov

Applications of Uniform Test Assembly for the LSAT (RR 05-01)
by Dmitry I. Belov

Are Other Things Essentially Equal? An Empirical Investigation of the Consequences of Including Race as a Factor in Law School Admission
by Linda F. Wightman, Southwestern University Law Review, Volume 28, Number 1, 1998

Assessing the Impact of Topic Interest on Comprehension Processes (RR 11-02)
by Joseph P. Magliano, Amanda M. Durik, and Janet K. Holt, Northern Illinois University

Automatic Prediction of Item Difficulty Based on Semantic Similarity Measures (RR 08-04)
by Dmitry I. Belov and Lily Knezevich

Balanced Item Pool Assembly in Computerized Adaptive Testing (RR 07-04)
by Dmitry I. Belov

Bayesian Estimation Methods for Multidimensional Models for Discrete and Continuous Responses (RR 06-05)
by Cees A. W. Glas, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Bayesian Estimation Methods for Multidimensional Models for Discrete and Continuous Responses with a Structure on the Item and Person Parameters (RR 07-03)
by Cees A. W. Glas and Oksana Korobko, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Beyond FYA: Analysis of the Utility of LSAT Scores and UGPA for Predicting Academic Success in Law School (RR 99-05)
by Linda F. Wightman, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

A Bivariate Lognormal Response-Time Model for the Detection of Collusion Between Test Takers (RR 08-06)
by Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Clustering U.S. Law Schools Using Variables That Describe Size, Cost, Selectivity, and Student Body Characteristics (RR 93-04)
by Linda F. Wightman

Comparability of Test-Taker Proficiency Scores on Computer Adaptive Tests Using Real and Simulated Data (RR 11-04)
by Josiah Evans, Law School Admisison Council; Jimmy de la Torre, Rutgers University; and Peter J. Pashley, Law School Admission Council

A Comparison of Mantel-Haenszel Differential Item Functioning Parameters (RR 98-03)
by Deborah L. Schnipke, Louis A. Roussos, and Peter J. Pashley

A Compendium of LSAT and LSAC-Sponsored Item Types 1948–1994 (RR 94-01)
by Lynda M. Reese and Ruth Anne Cotter

Conceptual Issues in Response-Time Modeling (RR 08-01)
by Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Crafting an Incoming Law School Class: Preliminary Results (RR 99-01)
by Peter J. Pashley and Andrea E. Thornton

Detection of Answer Copying via Kullback–Leibler Divergence and K-Index (RR 09-01)
by Dmitry I. Belov, Law School Admission Council; and Ronald D. Armstrong, Rutgers University

Discrepant LSAT Subscores (RR 93-01)
by Lawrence J. Stricker

Distributions of Kullback–Leibler Divergence and Its Application for the LSAT (RR 09-02)
by Dmitry I. Belov, Law School Admission Council; and Ronald D. Armstrong, Rutgers University

Employment Patterns of Law School Graduates (RR 00-01)
by Joe G. Baker, Associate Professor of Economics, Southern Utah University

A Hierarchical Framework for Modeling Speed and Accuracy on Test Items (RR 05-02)
by Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

History and Performance of Chinese Law School Admission Test Takers (RR 96-02)
by Xiang Bo Wang and Vincent F. Harris

Information-Based Versus Number-Correct Routing in Multistage Classification Tests (RR 07-05)
by Alexander Weissman and Dmitry I. Belov, Law School Admission Council; and Ronald D. Armstrong, Rutgers University

Item Response Theory Parameter Estimation with Response Times as Collateral Information (RR 06-04)
by Wim J. van der Linden, Rinke H. Klein Entink, and Jean-Paul Fox, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Legal Education at the Close of the Twentieth Century: Descriptions and Analyses of Students, Financing, and Professional Expectations and Attitudes
by Linda F. Wightman

Likelihood-based Estimation Methods for Models for Concurrent Continuous and Discrete Responses (RR 05-04)
by Cees A. W. Glas and Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Likelihood-Based Estimation Methods for Models for Concurrent Continuous and Discrete Responses With a Structure for the Item and Person Parameters (RR 06-03)
by Wim J. van der Linden and Cees A. W. Glas, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Likelihood-based Statistics for Continuous and Discrete Responses With a Structure for the Item and Person Parameters (RR 06-06)
by Cees A. W. Glas and Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Likelihood-based Statistics for Validating Continuous Response Models (RR 05-03)
by Cees A. W. Glas and Oksana Korobko, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Linking Response-Time Parameters Onto a Common Scale (RR 08-02)
by Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

LSAC National Longitudinal Bar Passage Study
by Linda F. Wightman, with a historical introduction by Henry Ramsey, Jr.

LSAT Listening Assessment: Theoretical Background and Specifications (RR 03-02)
by Kenneth Olson

Optimizing Information Using the Expectation-Maximization Algorithm in Item Response Theory (RR 11-01)
by Alexander Weissman

Predictive Control of Speededness in Adaptive Testing (RR 07-02)
by Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Predictive Validity of the LSAT: A National Summary of the 1990–1992 Correlation Studies (RR 93-05)
by Linda F. Wightman

Program of Research on Legal Writing: Phase II: Research on a Writing Exercise (RR 96-01)
by Hunter M. Breland, Sydell T. Carlton, and Susan Taylor

A Report on the Inclusion of Diverse Speakers on the LSAT Listening Comprehension Assessment: A Survey of the Literature with Recommendations (RR 04-02)
by Stephanie M. Strassel, University of Pennsylvania

The Road to Law School and Beyond: Examining Challenges to Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Legal Profession (RR 02-01)
by Gita Z. Wilder

Self-reported Methods of Test Preparation Used by LSAT Takers: A Summary of Responses from June and September 1989 Test Takers (RR 90-01)
by Linda F. Wightman

Sequencing an Adaptive Test Battery (RR 08-05)
by Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Statistical Tests for Conditional Independence in a Hierarchical Model for Speed and Accuracy on Test Items (RR 06-02)
by Wim J. van der Linden and Cees A. W. Glas, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

A Stochastic Search for Test Assembly, Item Pool Analysis, and Design (RR 04-01)
by Dmitry Belov, Law School Admission Council; and Ronald D. Armstrong, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Structural Modeling Using Two-Step MML Procedures (RR 08-07)
by Cees A. W. Glas, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

A Study of Structural Modeling Using Plausible Value Imputation (RR 08-03)
by Cees A. W. Glas and Hanneke Geerlings, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Summary of Self-Reported Methods of Test Preparation by LSAT Takers for 1990–1991 Testing Year (RR 93-02)
by Robert McKinley

Test Design and Speededness (RR 07-01)
by Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Testing for Structure Recognition (RR 98-02)
by Gilbert E. Plumer

The Threat to Diversity in Legal Education: An Empirical Analysis of the Consequences of Abandoning Race as a Factor in Law School Admission Decisions
by Linda F. Wightman, New York University Law Review, Volume 72, Number 1, April 1997

Using Response Times for Item Selection in Computerized Adaptive Testing (RR 06-01)
by Wim J. van der Linden, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

The Validity of Law School Admission Test Scores For Repeaters: A Replication (RR 90-02)
by Linda F. Wightman

Women in Legal Education: A Comparison of the Law School Performance and Law School Experiences of Women and Men
by Linda F. Wightman

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