Applied Measurement in Education is sponsored and owned by the Buros Center for Testing. It is a scholarly journal dedicated to the application of educational and psychological measurement to the educational process. Its intended audience consists of researchers and practitioners who are interested in research likely to have an impact on educational measurement practice. A major aim of the journal is to provide both a greater understanding of educational measurement issues and an improved use of measurement techniques and education.

Instructions for Authors

This journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the guide for ScholarOne authors at the Taylor & Francis Group website before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.

Applied Measurement in Education, sponsored by the Oscar and Luella Buros Center for Testing, is a scholarly journal dedicated to the application of educational and psychological measurement research to the educational process. Its intended audience consists of researchers and practitioners who are interested in research likely to have an impact on educational measurement practice. A major aim of the journal is to provide both a greater understanding of educational measurement issues and an improved use of measurement techniques and education.

Types of manuscripts that will be considered for publication in Applied Measurement in Education include (a) reports of original applied research focusing on measurement issues in educational contexts, (b) presentations of innovative strategies for solving existing educational measurement problems, and (c) integrative reviews of research pertaining to contemporary measurement issues. An additional section of the journal will be dedicated to providing comparative reviews of tests and methods currently used in addressing specific educational measurement needs. The editor also welcomes proposals for special issues dealing with a focused treatment of a particular area of applied educational measurement.

Manuscript submission:

Applied Measurement in Education receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/HAME.  ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. For ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support, you may contact them by e-mail or phone support via http://scholarone.com/services/support/. If you have any other requests please contact the journal at tglanz2@unlnotes.unl.edu.

Format and Organization:

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Double-space all text. On the first page, indicate the title of the manuscript, the names and affiliations of authors, and the name and address of the person to whom reprint requests are to be sent; suggest a shortened version of the title of the manuscript to use as a running head (40 characters or fewer, including spaces). On the second page, provide a 100- to 175-word abstract. On the third page (the first text page), type the title of the manuscript.

Permissions:
Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to use a lengthy quotation (500 words or more) or to reprint or adapt a table or figure published elsewhere. Authors should write to both author(s) and publisher of such material to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages for use in the article and in future editions of it.

Content:
Do not use new technical words, psychological jargon or slang, or terminology not consistent with the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the APA. Define any abbreviations or acronyms the first time they are used.

Figures and Tables:
All figures and tables should be numbered separately using Arabic numerals and should be grouped at the end of the manuscript. Clearly visible notes within the text should indicate approximate placement of figures and tables. Figures must be professionally prepared and must be camera-ready. Type figure captions on a separate sheet. Write the article title and figure number lightly in pencil on the back of each piece of artwork. Refer to the Publication Manual of the APA for format of tables. Double-space.

References:
Double-space. Compile references alphabetically (see the Publication Manual of the APA for multiple-author citations and references). Spell out names of journals. Provide page numbers of chapters in edited books. Text citations must correspond accurately to the references in the reference list.

Page proofs:
Authors are sent page proofs of their manuscripts and are asked to proofread them for printer's errors and other defects. Correction of typographical errors will be made without charge. Other alterations will be charged to the author.

Visit the Author Services website at the Taylor & Francis Group for further resources and guides to the complete publication process and beyond.

Editorial Board

EDITOR

Kurt F. Geisinger
Buros Center for Testing
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

George Engelhard, Jr. - Emory University
Leslie Eastman Lukin - ESU 18/Lincoln (NE) Public Schools
Mark Raymond - National Board of Medical Examiners
Cathy LW Wendler - Educational Testing Service

BOARD OF EDITORS

Judith A. Arter -
 Educational Testing Service/Assessment Training Institute
Deborah L. Bandalos - University of Georgia
Laura L. B. Barnes - Oklahoma State University
Douglas F. Becker - ACT, Inc.
Robert L. Brennan - The University of Iowa
Susan M. Brookhart - Duquesne University
Heather M. Buzick - Educational Testing Service
Gregory J. Cizek - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
R. J. De Ayala - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Patricia B. Elmore - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Kadriye Ercikan - University of British Columbia
Steve Ferrara - CTB/McGraw-Hill
Mark J. Gierl - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Edward H. Haertel - Stanford University
Thomas M. Haladyna - Arizona State University West
Ronald K. Hambleton - University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Anne L. Harvey - American Board of Emergency Medicine
Kristen Huff - The College Board
Michael Kane - Educational Testing Service
Michael J. Kolen - The University of Iowa
Suzanne Lane - University of Pittsburgh
Samuel A. Livingston - Educational Testing Service
Gerald J. Melican - The College Board
M. David Miller - University of Florida
Anthony J. Nitko - University of Pittsburgh
John J. Norcini - Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
Randall D. Penfield - University of Miami
Nancy S. Petersen - ACT, Inc.
Mary J. Pitoniak - Educational Testing Service
Michael C. Rodriguez - University of Minnesota
Lawrence M. Rudner - Graduate Management Admission Council
William D. Schafer - University of Maryland
Cynthia B. Schmeiser - ACT, Inc.
Amy E. Schmidt - Educational Testing Service
Gregory Schraw - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Stephen G. Sireci - University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Gary Skaggs - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jeffrey K. Smith - University of Otago
Clement A. Stone - University of Pittsburgh
Cindy M. Walker - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Noreen Webb - University of California, Los Angeles
Craig S. Wells - University of Massachusetts
Steven L. Wise - James Madison University