Chalie Patarapichayatham

Research Assistant Professor

Chalie Patarapichayatham, Research Assistant Professor

Department of Education Policy & Leadership

Education:

Ph.D. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Contact

3101 University Blvd Ste. 345
Box 750114
Dallas, TX 75275

About

Dr. Chalie Patarapichayatham is a Research Assistant Professor in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University. She received a Ph.D. degree in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand in 2010. Prior to joining SMU in 2013, she was a Research Associate at the Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT) at the University of Oregon, working on projects related formative assessments for 3 years. At the University of Oregon, Dr. Patarapichayatham was also an instructor for doctoral-level statistics courses for education majors.

Dr. Patarapichayatham specializes in psychometrics, educational measurement, and statistical analyses of test data, focuses mainly on item-level psychometric analysis, growth modeling, and latent-class analysis, by utilizing data analytic techniques such as item response theory modeling, multilevel modeling, and structural equation modeling. In her dissertation in 2010, she demonstrated an innovative data analytic strategy, a multilevel two-way differential item functioning (DIF) factor model, where one DIF factor is at the individual student level and another DIF factor is at the group level.

Currently, Dr. Patarapichayatham is assigned to an externally funded off-campus project with Istation of Dallas, TX, working on-site at Istation. At Istation, she leads their effort on psychometric designs and analyses, such as test design, test equating, item calibration and growth model analysis.

Scholarship

Refereed Publications

Sáez, L., Patarapichayatham, C., Basaraba, D. & Tindal, G. (submitted). Item difficulty and cognitive complexity: an examination of distinct contributions to multiple-choice reading comprehension test item responding. Under review by Applied Measurement in Education.

Patarapichayatham, C., & Kamata, A. (2014). Effects of differential item discriminations between individual-level and cluster-level under the multilevel item response theory model. . Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 4, 425-432.

Patarapichayatham, C., Anderson, D., & Kamata, A. (2013). Middle school transition: An application of latent transition analysis (LTA) on easyCBM Benchmark Mathematics Data. International Journal of Educational Administration and Development, 4, 745-756.

Kamata, A., Nese, J. F. T., Patarapichayatham, C., & Lai, C. F. (2013). Modeling nonlinear growth with three data points: Illustration with benchmarking data. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 32, 105-116.

Patarapichayatham, C., Kamata, A., & Kanjanawasee, S. (2012). Evaluation of model selection strategies for cross-level two-way differential item functioning analysis. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 72, 44-51.

Patarapichayatham, C., Kamata, A., & Kanjanawasee, S. (2009). Cross-level two-way differential item functioning analysis model by multilevel Rasch modeling. Journal of Research Methodology & Cognitive Science, 7, 15-21.

Technical Reports

Patarapichayatham, C., Fahle, W., & Roden, T. R. (2014). ISIP Reading vs. STAAR Reading: the predictability study. Dallas, TX: Istation.

Patarapichayatham, C., Fahle, W., & Roden, T. R. (2014). Predictability study of ISIP Reading and STAAR Reading:  Prediction Bands. Dallas, TX: Istation.

Patarapichayatham, C. (2014). Istation Reading Growth Study Shelby County Schools Grades K-3 Tier 3 Students. Dallas, TX: Istation.

Patarapichayatham, C., & Roden, T. R. (2014). Istation Reading Growth Study: Nationwide Data For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Dallas, TX: Istation.

Patarapichayatham, C. (2014). Istation Reading Growth Study Grades 1-8. Dallas, TX: Istation.

Anderson, D., Irvin, P. S., Patarapichayatham, C., Alonzo, J., & Tindal, G. (2012). The development and scaling of the easyCBM CCSS middle school mathematics measures (Technical Report No. 1207). Eugene, OR: Behavioral Research and Teaching, University of Oregon.

Patarapichayatham, C., Anderson, D., Irvin, P. S., Kamata, A., Alonzo, J., & Tindal, G. (2011). easyCBM® Slope Reliability: Letter Names, Word Reading Fluency, and Passage Reading Fluency (Technical Report No. 1111). Eugene, OR: Behavioral Research and Teaching, University of Oregon.

International and National Presentations

Tanksakul, J., Kamata, A., Patarapichayatham, c., & Kanjanawasee, S. (2014). An evaluation of items and dimensional structure of a scale to measure teachers' professional commitment in Thailand. Poster presented at Florida Educational Research Association, Orlando, FL, November, 2014.

Patarapichayatham, C., Nese, J. F. T., & Anderson, D. (2013). Within-year grade 2 math growth: Using a 2PL third-order item response theory growth model. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013.

Patarapichayatham, C., Nese, J. F. T., & Saez, L. (2013). The Plateau of Oral Reading Fluency Growth: An Initial Recommendation When to Stop Assessing. Paper presented to the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013.

Patarapichayatham, C., Anderson, D., & Kamata, A. (2013). Middle School Transition: An Application of Latent Transition Analysis (LTA) on easyCBM® Benchmark Mathematics Data. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Educational Reform, Siem Reap, Cambodia, February, 2013.

Patarapichayatham, C., & Kamata, A. (2012). Effects of differential item discriminations between individual-level and cluster-level under the multilevel item response theory model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education, Vancouver, Canada, April, 2012.

Sáez, L., Patarapichayatham, C., Tindal, G., Basaraba, D., & Park, B. (April, 2012). Reading comprehension test item difficulty and complexity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Researchers Association, Vancouver, Canada, April, 2012.

Patarapichayatham, C., Kamata, A., & Jiao, H. (2011). Evaluation of the ability estimates under the bi-factor testlet model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA, April, 2011.

Patarapichayatham, C., Kanjanawasee, S., & C., Kamata, A. (2009). Cross-level two-way differential item functioning analysis model by the multilevel Rasch modeling: Investigation of parameter estimates. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Florida Educational Research Association, Orlando, FL, November, 2009.

Patarapichayatham, C., Kanjanawasee, S., & C., Kamata, A. (2009). Differential item functioning analysis by hierarchical generalized linear model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Higher Education of Thailand, Chonburi, Thailand, August, 2009.

Patarapichayatham, C., & Kanjanawasee, S. (2009). A comparison of Multidimensional Differential Item Functioning under the difference of the correlation between dimensions and the multidimensional models. Poster presented at the International Conference: Global Issue and Trends in Educational Research, Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Psychology. Nakornnayok, Thailand, January, 2009.