News & Updates

News & Updates

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IMPS 2020 recordings now available

Recordings of the in-person portion of IMPS 2020 are available to members and attendees

Members can access the recordings by logging in to their account via the button at the top of the page (membership renewal may be required for access). An email containing information about accessing videos will be sent to conference attendees.

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IMPS 2021 goes virtual

The board recently voted to conduct IMPS 2021 as a virtual meeting.

 After extensive discussion, the board of the Psychometric Society last week voted unanimously to conduct IMPS 2021 as a virtual meeting only.  We intend the meeting to occur over the same dates as had been planned for the in-person meeting, July 19-23 2021.  Details regarding the virtual meeting will follow soon, along with a call for proposals.

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UNESCO Call for Review Panel

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute of Statistics (UIS) is seeking fifteen representatives.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute of Statistics (UIS) is seeking fifteen representatives to sit on the newly created Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.1.1 Review Panel, which will be tasked with reviewing country assessments, sampling methodologies, linking methodologies, and other assessment and methodological materials to determine if country reporting meets UIS’ standards and make recommendations to UIS about whether they should accept the reported results.

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Summer 2020 Election Results

Society members voted on revisions to the bylaws, a new treasurer, and extended leadership terms.

Summer 2020 voting results are in.

  • Proposed revisions to society bylaws are approved.
     
  • Ed Merkle is incoming treasurer.
     
  • The terms of the past president, current president, president-elect, and members of the Board of Trustees are extended by 1 year. This allows the current leadership to follow through on planning the Maryland conference. (Maryland is now the location of IMPS 2021. It was originally the location for IMPS 2020, before the conference was canceled due to Coronavirus.)
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Psychometric Society Response to Racism

The society responds to worldwide events surrounding racism and injustice.

In a response to the recent events in the US and elsewhere around the world, the Psychometric Society strongly condemns all forms of racism and racial injustice.

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Society Designation Change

The Psychometric Society is now a 501c3 organization!

We are happy to announce that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has now formally accepted our application to be reclassified as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. One important consequence of this reclassification is that donations to the Psychometric Society are now tax deductible. If at any point you are interested in making a financial contribution to the Psychometric Society please contact any board member or the Psychometric Society main office at info@psychometricsociety.org

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IMPS Proposed Bylaw Change

At the IMPS 2019 meeting of members, we will vote on a bylaw change that allows for future voting by email. Please see here for full detail of the proposed changes.

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