Academic & Publications

 

My main research interest is multiple-choice items and test development. I focus on the influence of item writing techniques on item validity and reliability. I am also interested in the study of supplementary education. I explore causes and outcomes of private tutoring by using nationally representative data in Turkey, drawn from Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) made available by OECD. I specialize in advanced quantitative methods and large datasets.

Academic & Publications  

Education

Ph.D., Psychology & Research in Education
            School of Education
            University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2014
M.A., Mathematics Education
            School of Education
            Balikesir University, Balikesir, TURKEY, 2006
B.A., Mathematics
            School of Science
            Ege University, Izmir, TURKEY, 2004



Research Interest

Item Writing Techniques, Item Response Theory, Supplementary Education, Scale Development



Honors, Awards, & Fellowship

  • Travel Award Recipient for 2015 Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in   Education, Chicago, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK-2224A) 

  • Fellowship for Graduate Education in the U.S., National Ministry of Education of Turkey, 2007 – 2014

  • Graduate Student Travel Award Recipient for 2013 AERA Annual Conference, San Francisco, California

  • Graduate Student Travel Award Recipient for 2013 The conference of CIES, New Orleans, Lousiana

  • Graduate Student Travel Award Recipient for 2012 The conference of CIES, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Scholarly & Professional Membership 

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)

  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

 

Computer Knowledge

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, powerpoint, publisher), HTML, Frontpage, Endnote, SPSS, LISREL, BILOG, Mplus, STATA, Fortran, Pascal, C, IRT Pro, Comprehensive Meta Anaysis, and Delphi.

Editorial and Refereeing Tasks 

Field Editor, Turkish Journal of Education

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Atalmış, E. H. (2019). Türkiye de Yükseköğretimde Kullanılan Bağıl Değerlendirme Sistemlerinin İstatistiksel Olarak Karşılaştırılması. Eğitimde ve Psikolojide Ölçme ve Değerlendirme Dergisi, 10(1), 12–29.

  • Atalmış, E. H. (2019). Lisansüstü Egitime Giriş Ölçütlerinin Ağırlandırılma Oranları Gerçekçi Mi . Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi, 13(27), 664–681.

  • Kaplan, M., & Atalmış, E. H. (2019). Examining Gender Bias in Multiple Choice Item Formats Violating Item Writing Guidelines. International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 11(1), 214–229.

  • Atalmış, E. H., Selçuk, G., & Ataç, A. (2018). The Views of School Principlas, Project Executive Teachers and Students on TUBITAK 4006 Projects. Kırşehir Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (KEFAD), 19(3), 2021 - 2042.

  • Atalmis, E. H., & Kose, A. (2018). Turkish Prospective Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Teaching Profession: A Meta-Analysis Study. Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, 9(4), 393-413.

  • Atalmis, E. H. (2018). The Use of Three-Option Multiple Choice Items for Classroom Assessment. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 5(2), 314-324.), 1-9.

  • Kirişci, G. & Atalmis, E. H. (2018). The relationship between studens' reasons for living in dormitories of Credit and Dormitories Institution and their satisfaction levels. Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversity Journal of Faculty of Education, 1(1), 56-67.

  • Atalmis, E. H., & Kingston, N. M. (2018). The Impact of Homogeneity of Answer Choices on Item Difficulty and Discrimination. SAGE Open, 8(1), 1-9.

  • Köse, A., & Atalmis, E. H. (2017). Contribution of the Training Taken during Candidate Teacher Training to Teaching Practices: Problems and Solution Suggestions. Electronic Turkish Studies, 12(25), 491-512.

  • Atalmis, E. H., & Kingston, N. M. (2017). Three, four, and none of the above options in multiple-choice items. Turkish Journal of Education, 6(4), 143-157.

  • Demir, P., Köçer, M., and Atalmis, E.H. (2016). Examining Social Studies Questions on High-    Stake Test in Turkey in terms of Revized Bloom’s Taxanomy. Turkish Studies, 11(19),    299-314.

  • Atalmis, E.H., Yilmaz, M., and Saatcioglu, A. (2016). How Does the Private Tutoring Mediate    the Competing Effects of SES and Ability on Math Achievement?. Policy Future in    Education, 14(8), 1135-1152.

  • Atalmis, E.H. (2016). Do the guideline violations influence test difficulty of high-stake test?:  An investigation on university entrance examination in Turkey. Journal of Education and  Training Studies, 4 (10), 1-7.

  • Dos, I. & Atalmis, E.H. (2016). Evaluation of PISA Results Based on OECD Parameters. Abant  İzzet Baysal University Journal of Educational Faculty, 16 (2), 432-45.

  • Atalmis, E. H., Avgin, S. S., Demir, P., & Yildirim, B. (2016). Examination of Science Achievement in the 8th Grade Level in Turkey in Terms of National and International Exams Depending upon Various Variables. Journal of Education and Practice, 7(10), 152-162.

  • Boran, A., Atalmis, E. H., & Sağır, E. (2015). Private tutoring center teachers and their working conditions. Turkish Journal of Education, 4(4), 17-29.

  • Gumus, S. & Atalmis, E. H. (2012). Achievement Gaps Between Different School Types and Regions in Turkey: Have They Changed Over Time? Mevlana International Journal of Education – MIJE, 2(2), 50-66.

  • Gumus, S. & Atalmis, E. H. (2011). Exploring the relationship between purpose of Computer Usage and Reading Skills of Turkish Students from PISA 2006. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology-TOJET, 10(3), 129-140.

Books/Book Editor  

  • Selçuk, G. & Atalmis, E.H. (2018). Sosyal Bilimlerde Eğitim Araştırmaları, Germany: LAP Lampert.
  • Atalmis, E. H., Köse, A. & Yıldırım, O. (2017). Classroom Management, Teaching Techniques, and Measurement and Evaluation with Practical Examples, İstanbul, Turkey: Değişim.

  • Köse, A., Selçuk, G. & Atalmis, E.H. (2017). 2017 Educational Strategies  III - Education, London, England: IJOPEC.

  • Tepekaya, M. & Atalmis, E.H. (2016). 2016 Educational Strategies. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lampert.

Book Chapters

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Presentations

  • Gumus, S. & Atalmis, E. H. (2011). Exploring the relationship between purpose of Computer Usage and Reading Skills of Turkish Students from PISA 2006. International Educational Technology Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Esen, E. & Atalmis, E. H. (2011). Effects of Social and Cultural Capital on College Students Success: The Case of First Generation College Students in Turkey. Paper presented at International Higher Educational Congress: New Trends and Issues in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Atalmis, E. H. & Gumus, S. (2012). The effect of socio-economic status (SES) on student achievement in Turkey: Has it changed over time? The conference of Comparative and International Educational Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Atalmis, E. H. & Esen, E. & (2012). The effect of home environment on academic achievement of students. Paper presented at International Congress Of Educational Research Education For Active Ageing and Active Citizenship in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Atalmis, E. H. & Yılmaz, M. (2013). Do Educational centers offering Supplemental Education in Turkey increases the achievement gap among students from lower SES and higher-SES?

  • The conference of Comparative and International Educational Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Atalmis, E.H. & Kingston, N.M. (2014) The Impact of Homogeneity of Answer-Choices on Item Difficulty. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, PA

  • Atalmis, E.H. & Perrie, M. (2015).How to eliminate an option from a Multiple Choice Item? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL

  • Atalmis, E. H. (2016). The effect of home environment on academic achievement of students. Paper presented at International Congress Of Educational Research Education For Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Accreditation of Faculties of Education in Çanakkale, Turkey.

  • Atalmis, E. H., Dos, I. & Kayran, M. (2016). How Teaching Certification influence Teacher Candidates’ Attitude towards Teaching Profession. Paper presented at International Congress Of Educational Research Education For Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Accreditation of Faculties of Education in Çanakkale, Turkey.

  • Aydın, A. , Atalmis, E. H. & Dos, I. (2016). Quality Issues in Higher Education. National Educational Science Congress in Antalya, Turkey

  • Atalmis, E. H. & Alkış, A. (2016). Norm-Referenced Assessment or Criterion-Referenced           Assesment? Paper presented at International Congress of Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology in Antalya, Turkey

  • Kirisci, G. & Atalmis, E. H. (2016). The Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic level to     Students’ Satisfaction Level Who Are Staying in Higher Education Credit and Dormitories Institution: Kahramanmaras Sample. Paper presented at International Strategic Research  Congress Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Atalmis, E. H. (2016). Teaching Profession Attitude Scale - Short Form: Reliability and Validity Study. Paper presented at International Strategic Research Congress Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Atalmis, E. H. , Ataç, A. & Selçuk, G. (2016). The Effect of Pedagogical Formation Students' Reasons for the Choice of Teaching Profession on Their Teaching Profession Attitudes. Paper presented at International Strategic Research Congress Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Ataç, A., Atalmis, E. H. & Selçuk, G. (2017) 4006 Bilim ve Toplum Projelerine Eğitim, Kültür, Sosyal ve Siyasal Açıdan Farklı bir Bakış. Paper presented at International Congress of Educational Research Education in Çanakkale, Turkey, April 27-29, 2017.

  • Atalmis, E. H., Köse, A. & Yıldırım, O. (2017). Okuldaki Yazılı Sınavların Teog Sınavıyla Karşılaştırılması. Paper presented at International Symposium of Social Sciences in Alanya, Turkey.

  • Atalmis, E. H. (2017). Lisans Eğitim Sürecinde Yapılan Ara Sınav ve Final Sınavlarının Psikometrik Özelliklerinin İncelenmesi. Paper presented at International Symposium of Social Sciences in Alanya, Turkey.

  • Ataç, A., Atalmis, E. H. & Selçuk, G. (2017) Tubitak 4006 Bilim Şenliklerine Yönelik Öğrenci Görüşleri. Paper presented at International Strategic Research Congress Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Mazı, A. & Atalmis, E. H. (2017). Öğretim Materyali Motivasyonunu Etkileyen Faktörler. Paper presented at International Strategic Research Congress Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Ermeydan, M. & Atalmis, E. H. (2017). Okul İklimini Etkileyen Faktörlerin İncelenmesi. Paper presented at International Strategic Research Congress Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Atalmis, E. H. & Demir, P. (2017). Öğretmen Yazılı Sınav Sorularının HESS Bilişsel Zorluk Matrisine Göre İncelenmesi. Paper presented at International Strategic Research Congress Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Demir, P. & Atalmis, E. H. (2017). Öğretmenlerin Yazılı Sınav Sorusu Hazırlama Süreç ve Stratejileri. Paper presented at International Strategic Research Congress Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Uzun, E. & Atalmis, E. H. (2017). Ortaokullarda Çevre Bilinci ve Farkındalık Eğitimi. Paper Presented at International Turkish World Strategic Research Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

  • Atalmis, E. H. & Köse, A. (2017). Öğretmen Adaylarının Öğretmenlik Tutumlarını Etkileyen Faktörler: Bir Meta-Analiz Çalışması. Paper Presented at International Turkish World Strategic Research Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

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