Everett V. Smith Jr. obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Connecticut in 1995. He specializes in psychometrics, specifically Rasch measurement. His research interests and expertise include test and rating scale design and analysis for the measurement of latent constructs, testing model robustness, and, in general, applications of Rasch measurement in the social, behavioral, health, rehabilitation, and medical sciences for both criterion and norm-referenced assessments. Among these applications include studies of dimensionality, DIF, cross-cultural equivalence, equating, item banking, rating scale optimization, and standard setting.
- Co-editor, Introduction to Rasch Measurement: Theory, Models, and Applications (2004)
- Co-editor, Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications (2006)
- Co-editor, Applications of Rasch measurement in Criterion-Reference Testing: Practice Analysis to Score Reporting (2009)
- Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Measurement
- Editorial board, Educational and Psychological Measurement
- Editorial board, Journal of Nursing Measurement
- Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Measurement and Evaluation, University of Connecticut, 1995.