Dr. de la Torre Appointed Editor of Journal of Educational Measurement

Dr. Jimmy de la Torre, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) was recently appointed to serve as editor of the Journal of Educational Measurement (JEM) for the 2014-2016 editorial term.

"This prestigious appointment acknowledges the outstanding contribution Jimmy has made to the field," said Dr. Richard De Lisi, Dean and Professor at Rutgers GSE.  "It is wonderful to see his work recognized in this manner at such an early stage in his career.”

Dr. de la Torre holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign. As a researcher, he aims to “develop and apply state-of-the-art psychometric models and methodologies to address theoretically challenging issues that have important practical implications.”  He has published widely on a variety of educational and psychological measurement topics, including item response theory, hierarchical modeling, latent variable modeling, cognitive diagnosis, ideal point models, Bayesian analysis, applications of Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and supporting classroom teaching and learning through the use of diagnostic assessment.

In 2008, Dr. de la Torre was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by the White House. Additionally, in 2009, the NCME awarded him with the Jason Millman Promising Measurement Scholar Award.

JEM is the research journal of the National Council of Measurement in Education (NCME).  It is a quarterly journal that publishes original measurement research, reports on new measurement instruments, provides reviews of measurement publications, and reports on innovative measurement applications.

The NCME is a professional organization based in Washington D.C. for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation.

Learn more about Dr. de la Torre by visiting his faculty page.