Patelis, Thanos (tp2603)

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Patelis, Thanos
Full Time Lecturer
Department of Human Development

Office Hours:
Mondays, 3 to 5 PM; Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 AM

Educational Background

Ph.D., 1994. Psychometrics, Fordham University, Bronx, New York

M.S., 1987. Experimental Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, New York

B.A., 1985. Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts

                   Educational Administration, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT (23 credits)


Scholarly Interests

Developing and applying characteristics of quality assessments 
Defining and developing indicators of college and career readiness
Defining and assessing college admissions models
Developing theories of action for assessment programs
Implementing program evaluation methods
Designing comprehensive testing systems
Test development
Validation research
Testing assumptions of statistical analyses

Selected Publications

Patelis, T. (2018). Trends in college admissions. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Patelis, T. & Matos, H. (2018). Getting quality data for continuous improvement. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT. 

Patelis, T. (2018). Using NAEP Data, Reports, and Achievement Levels: Phase I Scanning the Literature. (No. 019). Alexandria, VA: Human Resources Research Organization.

Patelis, T. (April, 2018). Criteria for maintain the quality of assessments. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New York, NY.

Patelis, T. & Longabach, T. (2018). Distractor Analysis Results for Interim Data Winter 2018 Field Test (No. 016b). Alexandria, VA: Human Resources Research Organization.

Patelis. T. (2018, March). Integrating College and Career Readiness. NCME Newsletter, 26(1), 6-8.

Patelis, T. (2017). Review of the Academic Achievement Battery Screening Form. In J. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurement yearbook (pp. 13-15). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Patelis, T. (2017). Review of the Test of Orthographic Competence. In J. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurement yearbook (pp. 774-776 ). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Hymes, K. & Patelis, T. (2017). High school assessments for students with disabilities in the era of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Washington DC: National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Tryon, W. W., Patelis, T., Chajewski, M., & Lewis, C. (2017). Theory construction and data analysis. Theory & Psychology, 27(1), 126-134.

Patelis, T. (August, 2017). Measurement in college admissions and higher education institutional research. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Patelis, T. (June, 2017). Some comments on validating interim assessment. Presentation at the National Conference on Student Assessment, Austin, TX. 

Patelis, T. & Martineau, J.  (2016). Considerations for using college entrance examinations in state accountability and assessment system. Washington, DC: Achieve.

Patelis, T. (June, 2016).  Developing a Methodology to Evaluating Assessments Using the CCSSO Criteria for High Quality Assessment with respects to Content. Presentation at the National Conferences on Student Assessment, Philadelphia, PA.

Patelis, T. (June, 2016). Measuring Growth in Performance Tasks. Presentation at the National Conferences on Student Assessment, Philadelphia, PA.

Patelis, T. (April, 2016). Teacher Evaluation in Greece. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Patelis, T. (April, 2016).  Some Concrete Suggestions and Cautions in Evaluating/Validating Claims of College Readiness. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement for Education, Washington, DC.

Patelis, T. (April, 2016). Some Thoughts on Fairness Issues in Assessing Non-Cognitive Skills in K-12. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement for Education, Washington, DC.

Hall, E., Lyons, S., & Patelis, T. (April, 2016). Using the Standards to Support Assessment Quality Evaluation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement for Education, Washington, DC.

Patelis, T. (2016). Post-secondary readiness. Paper presented to the Wyoming Advisory Committee to the Select Committee on Education Accountability, Casper, WY.         

Gong, B. & Patelis, T. (2016). Guide to Evaluating Assessments Using the CCSSO Criteria for High Quality Assessments: Focus on Test Content. Dover, NH: The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment.

Martineau, J., Domaleski, C., Egan, K., Patelis, T., & Dadey, N. (2015). Recommendations for Addressing the Impact of Test Administration Interruptions and Irregularities. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers.

Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice (Associate Editor), 2019-2021
National Council on Measurement in Education, Budget & Finance Committee, 2016-2019; Conference Co-Chair, 2020
American Psychological Association, Division 5, Fellows Committee Chair, 2018-19
American Psychological Association’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment (CPTA), 2014-16; chair, 2016
Applied Measurement in Education (Associate Editor), 2012-Present
Athens Institute of Education and Research, Head of Psychology, 2010-Present
Northeastern Educational Research Association, President, 2010-2011
National Council on Measurement in Education, Newsletter Editor, 2009-2011
American Psychological Association, Division 5, Member-At-Large, 2008-2011
American Psychological Association, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2, Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
Donlon Award for Outstanding Mentoring by the Northeastern Educational Research Association, 2013
Length of Service Recognition –10 Years, The College Board, 2009
American Psychological Association, Division 5, Fellow, 2009
Spirit Award, The College Board, 2001

Research Scholar, Fordham University, Graduate School of Education, New York, NY

Principal Scientist, Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA

Senior Associate, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Dover, NH

Vice President of Research and Analysis, The College Board, New York, NY

Executive Director of Psychomtrics, Evaluation and Data Reporting, The College Board, New York, NY

Director of Secondary School Research and Computer-Based Testing, The College Board, New York, NY

Assistant Research Scientist, The College Board, New York, NY

Research Associate, Stamford Publoc Schools, Stamford, CT

Research Analyst, MAGI Educational Services, Larchmont, NY

Instructor, Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Bronx, NY


Teachers College, Columbia Univesity, Human Development, New York, NY: Basic Concepts; Applied Regression Analysis

Fordham University, Graduate School of Education, New York, NY: Advanced Quantitative Methods; Funamentals of Educational and Psychological Testing;  Introductory Statistics; Multivariate Statistics; Program Evaluation; Psychometric Theory; Regression; Statistics in Curriculum Studies; Structural Equation Modeling

Fairfield University, Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, Faifield, CT: Introductory Statistics; Program Evaluation; Psychological and Educational Testing; Research Methods; Survey Development

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology Program, New York, NY: Introductory Statistics; Multivariate Statistics; Psychometric Theory; Research Methods

New York University, New York, NY: Psychometric Theory

University of Bridgeport, Stamford, CT: Research Methods

Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Psychology Department, Bronx, NY: Introductory Psychology; Learning; Lab Methods

Fordham University, School of Continuing Education, Bronx, NY: Introductory Psychology; Introductory Statistics; Research Methods

Courses

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