Michael L. Nering Measured Progress, Inc.
Dr. Nering joined Measured Progress as a psychometrician in 1999. In this capacity as assistant vice president of psychometrics and research, he is responsible for all psychometric services provided by Measured Progress. He also oversees all research activities and both the summer internship program and the visiting scholar program.
Prior to joining Measured Progress, Dr. Nering was a psychometrician for ACT, Inc., where he was extensively involved in research on the computerized adaptive test version of the ACT assessment. He also provided psychometric support for the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) science test and conducted research for the development division in the Support, Technological Applications, and Research department. In addition to his experience in psychometrics, Dr. Nering has taught at the college level, served as an item writer for a variety of assessment instruments, tested and developed software packages, and published and presented numerous papers on measurement and testing.
Dr. Nering's research interests include person fit, item response theory, computer-based testing, and equating. He has presented and published numerous articles on a wide range of psychometric topics, and he is actively involved in the research community in various capacities.
Dr. Nering is a member of the National Council of Measurement in Education, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the Psychometric Society. For the AERA 2005 conference he was a program chair for Division D – Measurement and Research Methodology. He has also served as treasurer of the Psychometric Society. In addition, Dr. Nering has served as reviewer for several peer journals, including the Journal of Educational Measurement, Applied Psychological Measurement, Psychometrika, and the Journal of Experimental Education.
Dr. Nering has a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in psychometric methods from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Kent State University, Kent, OH.