David Torres Irribarra: The Berkeley Assessment System Software

February 27, 2024

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 PM (PDT) at Berkeley Way West 1212 and via Zoom

Open to GSE faculty, students, and community.

Request a zoom link from convenors@bear.berkeley.edu


The Berkeley Assessment System Software (BASS) is being developed to support assessments that are created using the BEAR Assessment System. Accordingly, BASS is designed to be used in alignment with educational goals and instructional content. This allows teachers to understand the assessment results in terms of the learning progressions defined by each curriculum, and to diagnose students’ comprehension levels and learning needs according to their placement along these progress variables.

About the speaker:

David Torres Irribarra is a psychologist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Ph.D. in Education of the University of California, Berkeley. His main research areas are: (i) the application of latent variable models to measurement contexts, having published in journals such as Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Measurement; (ii) the theoretical foundations of measurement in the social sciences, area in which he is the author of the book “A Pragmatic Perspective of Measurement” (2021, Springer International); and (iii) the use of digital technologies to improve educational assessment, area in which he actively works designing psychometric related features of the Berkeley Assessment System Software suite.