News & Updates
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.
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.
Summer 2020 voting results are in.
- 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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org