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Faculty and Staff

Robert L. Johnson

Title: Professor
Department: Educational Studies
College of Education
E-mail: rjohnson@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5273
Office:

Wardlaw 131

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Education

Ph.D. Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Areas of expertise

Assessment and program evaluation

Research focus

Scoring of performance assessments, collaborative program evaluation

Biography

Robert L. Johnson is a professor in Educational Research and Measurement at the University of South Carolina. His research related to assessment and evaluation has been published in such journals as Applied Measurement in Education, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Assessing Writing, The American Journal of Evaluation, and Teaching and Teacher Education. He is co-author of Put to the Test, Assessing Literacy in the Classroom, Assessment Is Essential, Assessing Performance: Developing, Scoring, and Validating Performance Tasks, and the forthcoming book Survey Scales: The Essentials.

Selected publications

Johnson, R., Penny, J., & Gordon, B. (2009). Assessing performance: Developing, scoring, and validating performance tasks. New York: Guilford Publications.

Green, S., & Johnson, R. (2010). Assessment is essential. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Morgan, G., Zhu, M., Johnson, R., & Hodge, K. (2014). Interrater reliability estimators commonly used in scoring language assessments: A Monte Carlo investigation of estimator accuracy. Language Assessment Quarterly, 11:3, 304-324, DOI:10.1080/15434303.2014.937486.

Selected research studies

Johnson, R., Monrad, D., & Dickenson, T. (2013-2016). Evaluation of the Full STEAM Ahead Magnet. Richland School District Two.

Selected presentations

Johnson, R. & Zhu, M., Lewis, A. & Dickenson, T. (2013, October). The psychometric quality of augmented scores in the rating of performance tasks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.


Johnson, R., Gredler, M., & Liu, J. (2013, April). Factors contributing to teachers’ decisions about the ethics of assessment practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California.

Zhu, M., & Johnson, R. (2013, April). Robustness of inter-rater reliability estimators to rater leniency/severity effects in an absolute decision setting: A Monte Carlo study of performance ratings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California

Johnson, R., Zhu, M., Loudermilk, B., Zhang, X., & Lewis, A. (2012, April). The use of visual representations of scoring bias in rater training. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Selected awards

College of Education Leonard Maiden Spirit of Service Award