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Professor DE LA TORRE, Jimmy

Personal Particulars

Professor DE LA TORRE, Jimmy

吳嘉揚

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor

Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences

Tel: (852) 3917 0362

Location: Room 520, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

Latent Variable Modeling, Item Response Theory, Cognitive Diagnosis Models, Use of Assessment to Improve Classroom Instruction and Learning

Awards
  • Bradley Hanson Award for Contributions to Educational Measurement (National Council on Measurement in Education)    2017
  • Chair Professor (National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan)    August 2014 – present
  • Honorary Professor (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)    2012 – present 
  • Jason Millman Promising Measurement Scholar Award (National Council on Measurement in Education)     2009 
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (White House)     2009           
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award     2008
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship          2006
Projects
  1. Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Methodological Developments to Enhance Diagnostic Modeling and Scoring of Multicategory Skills. (Principal Investigator), October, 2018 – September, 2020.
  2. University of Hong Kong Research Services. Adaptation, Calibration, and Invariance Evaluation of a Proportional Reasoning Assessment. (Principal Investigator), April, 2017 – September, 2018.
  3. Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Learning and Assessment for Digital Citizenship. (Co-Principal Investigator), November, 2016 – October, 2021.
  4. National Science Foundation. Validating Proof Comprehension Tests in Mathematics. (Co-Principal Investigator), September, 2013 – August, 2015.
  5. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Innovative Analyses of Alcohol Intervention Trials for College Students. (Co-Principal Investigator), August 2010 – July 2013.
  6. National Science Foundation. Emerging Research-Empirical--Proving Styles in University Mathematics. (Co-Principal Investigator), August 2010 – July 2013.
  7. U.S. Department of Education. Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship Program - Graduate Fellowships in Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research. (Principal Investigator), July 2010 – June 2015.
  8. National Science Foundation. CAREER: A Comprehensive Modeling Approach to Cognitively Diagnostic Assessment: Methodological Developments and Practical Implementations. (Principal Investigator), July 2008 – August 2015.
  9. National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. Designing Assessment to Support Learning: A New Approach to Test Construction and Analysis (Principal Investigator), July 2006 – July 2008.
  10. Institute of Education Sciences. Skill Profile Comparisons at the State Level: An Application and Extension of Cognitive Diagnosis Modeling in NAEP. (Principal Investigator), June 2005 – December 2006.
Contract Research Projects
  1. Education Bureau, HKSAR. The Development of a Student Adaptive Learning System for Mathematics for Primary Schools to Enhance Learning and Teaching. (Co-Investigator), October 2017 – September 2018.
  2. UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Developing a Global Competency Framework of Reference on Digital Literacy Skills for Indicator 4.4.2.  (Co-Investigator), October 2017 – April 2018.
Publications
  1. de la Torre, J., & Akbay, L. (in press). Implementation of cognitive diagnosis modeling using the GDINA R package. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research.
  2. Ma, W., & de la Torre, J. (in press). An empirical Q-matrix validation method for the sequential G-DINA model. Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology.
  3. Ma, W., & de la Torre, J. (in press). GDINA: An R Package for Cognitive Diagnosis Modeling. Journal of Statistical Software.
  4. Ma, W., & de la Torre, J. (in press). Category-level model selection for the sequential G-DINA model. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.
  5. Kaplan, H., & de la Torre, J. (in press). A Blocked-CAT Procedure for CD-CAT. Applied Psychological Measurement.
  6. Skriner, L. C., Chu, B. C., Kaplan, M., Bodden, D. H. M., Bogels, S. M., Kendall, P. D., Nauta, M. H., Silverman, W. K., Wood, J. J., Barker, D. H., de la Torre, J., Saavedra, L., & Xie, M. (in press). Trajectories and predictors of response in youth anxiety CBT: Integrative data analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
  7. Yigit, H., Sorrel, M. A., & de la Torre, J. (in press). Computerized adaptive testing for cognitively-based multiple-choice data. Applied Psychological Measurement.
  8. Chen, C.-H., Kuo, B.-C., & de la Torre, J. (2018). A cognitive diagnosis model for identifying coexisting skills and misconceptions. Applied Psychological Measurement, 42, 179-191.
  9. Chen, J., & de la Torre, J. (2018). Introducing the general polytomous diagnosis modeling framework. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:1474. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01474
  10. de la Torre, J., van der Ark, L. A., & Rossi, G. (2018). Analysis of clinical data from a cognitive diagnosis modeling framework. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 51, 281-296.
  11. Philipp, M., Strobl, C., de la Torre, J., & Zeileis, A. (2018). On the estimation of standard errors in cognitive diagnosis models. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 43, 88-115.
  12. Minchen, N., & de la Torre, J. (2018). A general cognitive diagnosis model for continuous-response data. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspective, 16, 30-44.
  13. Terzi, R., & de la Torre, J . (2018). An iterative method for empirically-based Q-matrix validation. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 5, 248-262.
  14. Sorrel, M. A., Abad, F. J., Olea, J., de la Torre, J., & Barrada, J. R. (2017). Inferential item fit evaluation in cognitive diagnosis modeling. Applied Psychological Measurement, 41, 614-631.
  15. Mejía-Ramos, J. P., Lew, K., de la Torre, J., & Weber, K. (2017). Developing and validating proof comprehension tests in undergraduate mathematics. Research in Mathematics Education, 19, 130-146.
  16. Minchen, N., de la Torre, J., & Liu, Y. (2017).  A cognitive diagnosis model for continuous response. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. DOI: 10.3102/1076998617703060
  17. de la Torre, J., Carmona, G., Kieftenbeld, V., Tjoe, H., & Lima, C. (2016). Diagnostic classification models and mathematics education research: Opportunities and Challenges. In A. Izsák, J. T. Remillard, & J. Templin (Eds.), Psychometric methods in mathematics education: Opportunities, challenges, and interdisciplinary collaborations (pp. 53–72). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  18. Tatsuoka, C., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., Izsák, A., Orrill, C. H., de la Torre, J., Tatsuoka, K., & Khasanova, E. (2016). Developing workable attributes for psychometric models based on the Q-matrix. In A. Izsák, J. T. Remillard, & J. Templin (Eds.), Psychometric methods in mathematics education: Opportunities, challenges, and interdisciplinary collaborations (pp. 73–96). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 
  19. de la Torre, J., & Chiu, C.-Y. (2016). A general method of empirical Q-matrix validation. Psychometrika, 81, 253-273.
  20. de la Torre, J., & Chiu, C.-Y. (2016). On the consistency of Q-matrix estimation: A rejoinder. Psychometrika. doi: 10.1007/s11336-016-9508-y
  21. Kuo, B.-C., Pai, H.-S., & de la Torre, J. (2016). Modified cognitive diagnostic index and modified attribute-level discrimination index for test construction. Applied Psychological Measurement. doi: 10.1177/014662161663864.
  22. Ma, W., & de la Torre, J. (2016) A sequential cognitive diagnosis model for polytomous responses. British Journal of Statistical and Mathematical Psychology, 69, 253-275. 
  23. Hontangas, P. M., V., Leenen, de la Torre, J., Ponsoda, I., Morillo, D., & Abad, F. J. (2016). Traditional scores versus IRT estimates on forced-choice tests based on a dominance model. Psicothema, 28, 76-82.
  24. Ma, W., Iaconangelo, C., de la Torre, J. (2016). Model similarity, model selection, and attribute classification. Applied Psychological Measurement, 40, 200-217.
  25. Morillo, D., Leenen, I., Abad, F. J., Hontangas, P., de la Torre, J., & Ponsoda, V. (2016). A dominance variant under the multi-unidimensional pairwise-preference framework: Model formulation and Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation. Applied Psychological Measurement, 40, 500-516. 
  26. Sorrel, M. A., Olea, J., Abad, F. J., de la Torre, J., Aguado, D., & Lievens, F. (2016). Validity and reliability of situational judgement test scores: A new approach based on cognitive diagnosis models. Organizational Research Methods, 19, 506-532.
  27. de la Torre, J., van der Ark, L. A., & Rossi, G. (2015). Analysis of clinical data from a cognitive diagnosis modeling framework. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. doi:10.1177/0748175615569110
  28. Hontangas, P. M., de la Torre, J., Ponsoda, V., Leenen, I., Morillo, D., & Abad, F. J. (2015). Comparing traditional and IRT scoring of forced-choice tests. Applied Psychological Measurement, 39, 598-612.
  29. Huo, Y., de la Torre, J., Mun, E. Y., Kim, S-Y., Ray, A. E., Jiao Y., & White H. R.  (2015). A hierarchical multi-unidimensional IRT approach for analyzing sparse, multi-group data for integrative data analysis. Psychometrika, 80, 834-855.
  30. Kaplan, M., de la Torre, J., & Barrada, J. R. (2015). New item selection methods for cognitive diagnosis computerized adaptive testing. Applied Psychological Measurement, 39, 167-188.
  31. Mun, E.-Y., de la Torre, J., Atkins, D. C., White, H. R., Ray, A. E., Kim, S.-Y., Jiao, Y., Clarke, N., Huo, Y., Larimer, M. E., Huh, D., & The Project INTEGRATE Team (2015). Project INTEGRATE: An integrative study of brief alcohol interventions for college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 34-48.
  32. Chen, J., & de la Torre, J. (2014). A procedure for diagnostically modeling extant large-scale assessment data: The case of PISA reading assessment. Psychology, 5, 1967-1978.
  33. de la Torre, J., & Minchen, N. (2014). Cognitively diagnostic assessments and the cognitive diagnosis model framework. Psicología Educativa, 20, 89-97.
  34. Garcia, P., Olea, J., & de la Torre, J. (2014). Application of cognitive diagnosis models to competency-based situational judgment tests. Psichothema, 26, 372-377.
  35. Hou, L., de la Torre, J., & Nandakumar, R. (2014). Differential Item Functioning Assessment in Cognitive Diagnosis Modeling: Application of the Wald Test to Investigate DIF in the DINA model. Journal of Educational Measurement, 51, 98-125.
  36. Huo, Y., & de la Torre, J. (2014). An EM algorithm for the multiple-strategy DINA model. Applied Psychological Measurement, 38, 464-485.
  37. Tjoe, H., & de la Torre, J. (2014). On recognizing proportionality: Does the ability to solve missing value proportional problems presuppose the conception of proportional reasoning? Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 33, 1-7.
  38. Chen, J., & de la Torre, J. (2013). A general cognitive diagnosis model for expert-defined polytomous attributes. Applied Psychological Measurement, 37, 419-437.
  39. Chen, J., de la Torre, J., & Zhang, Z. (2013). Relative and absolute fit evaluation in cognitive diagnosis modeling. Journal of Educational Measurement, 50, 123-140.
  40. de la Torre, J., & Lee, Y.-S. (2013). Evaluating the Wald test for item-level comparison of saturated and reduced models in cognitive diagnosis. Journal of Educational Measurement, 50, 355–373.
  41. de la Torre, J., Tjoe, H., Rhoads, K., & Lam, D. (2013). Conceptual and theoretical issues in proportional reasoning. International Journal for Studies in Mathematics Education, 6, 21-38.
  42. Sun, J., Xin, T., Zhang, S., & de la Torre, J. (2013). A polytomous extension of the generalized distance discriminating method. Applied Psychological Measurement, 37, 503-521.
  43. Tjoe, H., & de la Torre, J. (2013a). Designing cognitively-based proportional reasoning problems as an application of modern psychological measurement models.  Journal of Mathematics Education, 16, 17-23.
  44. Tjoe, H., & de la Torre, J. (2013b). The identification and validation process of proportional reasoning attributes: An application of a cognitive diagnosis modeling framework. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 26, 237-255.
  45. Lee, Y.-S., de la Torre, J., & Park, Y. S. (2012). Cognitive diagnosticity of IRT-constructed assessment: An empirical investigation. Asia Pacific Education Review, 13, 333-345.
  46. de la Torre, J. (2011). The generalized DINA model framework. Psychometrika, 76, 179-199.
  47. de la Torre, J., Song, H., & Hong, Y. (2011). A comparison of four methods of IRT subscoring. Applied Psychological Measurement, 35, 296-316.
  48. Camilli, G., de la Torre, J., & Chiu, C-Y. (2010). A non-central t regression model for meta-analysis. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 35, 125-153.
  49. de la Torre, J., & Hong, Y. (2010). Parameter estimation with small sample size: A higher-order IRT model approach. Applied Psychological Measurement, 34, 267-285.
  50. de la Torre, J., Hong, Y., & Deng, W. (2010). Factors affecting the item parameter estimation and classification accuracy of the DINA model. Journal of Educational Measurement, 47, 227-249.
  51. de la Torre, J. & Lee, Y. S. (2010). A note on the invariance of the DINA model parameters. Journal of Educational Measurement, 47, 115-127.
  52. de la Torre, J. (2009). A cognitive diagnosis model for cognitively-based multiple-choice options. Applied Psychological Measurement, 33, 163-183.
  53. de la Torre, J. (2009). DINA model and parameter estimation: A didactic. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 34,115-130.
  54. de la Torre, J. (2009). Improving the quality of ability estimates through multidimensional scoring and incorporation of ancillary variables. Applied Psychological Measurement, 33, 465-485.
  55. de la Torre, J. & Karelitz, T. (2009). Impact of diagnosticity on the adequacy of models for cognitive diagnosis under a linear attribute structure. Journal of Educational Measurement, 46, 450-469.
  56. de la Torre, J., & Song, H. (2009). Simultaneous estimation of overall and domain abilities: A higher-order IRT model approach. Applied Psychological Measurement, 33, 620-639.
  57. Camilli, G., Prowker, A., Dossey, J. A., Lindquist, M. M., Chiu, T. W., Vargas, S., & de la Torre, J. (2008). Summarizing Item Difficulty Variation with Parcel Scores.  Journal of Educational Measurement, 45, 363-390.
  58. de la Torre, J. (2008). An empirically-based method of Q-matrix validation for the DINA model: Development and applications. Journal of Educational Measurement, 45, 343-362.
  59. de la Torre, J. (2008). Multidimensional scoring of abilities: The ordered polytomous response case. Applied Psychological Measurement, 32, 355-370.
  60. de la Torre, J., & Deng, W. (2008). Improving person fit assessment by correcting the ability estimate and its reference distribution. Journal of Educational Measurement, 45, 159-177.
  61. de la Torre, J., & Douglas, J. (2008). Model evaluation and multiple strategies in cognitive diagnosis: An analysis of fraction subtraction data. Psychometrika, 73, 595-624.
  62. de la Torre, J., Camilli, G., Vargas, S., & Vernon, R. F. (2007). Illustration of a multilevel model for meta-analysis. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 40, 169-180.
  63. de la Torre, J., Stark, S., & Chernyshenko, O. (2006). Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation of item parameters for the generalized graded unfolding model. Applied Psychological Measurement, 30, 216-232.
  64. de la Torre, J., & Patz, R. J.  (2005). Making the most of what we have: A practical application of MCMC in test scoring. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 30, 295-311.
  65. de la Torre, J., & Douglas, J. (2004). Higher-order latent trait models for cognitive diagnosis. Psychometrika, 69, 333-353. 
Professional Community Services
  • Associate Editor, Applied Psychological Measurement    2012 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, Applied Measurement in Education    2019 – present
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Educational Measurement    2014 – 2016
  • Educational Psychology: International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology – Consulting Editor     April 2016 – March 2018
  • Member, Psychometric Society Board of Trustees    July 2015  July 2018
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