Ying Cui

Ying Cui

Associate Professor, Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation

Educational Psychology

Research and Interests

Dr. Cui is interested in research in the area of Educational Measurement and Evaluation. She is particularly interested in investigating person fit on large scale assessments, developing and validating cognitive diagnostic assessment, and applying statistical modelling techniques to educational research.

Refereed Publications

Cui, Y, & Mousavi, A. (2015). Explore the usefulness of person-fit analysis on large scale assessment. International Journal of Testing, 15, 23-49.

Cui, Y, & Li, J. C.-H. (2014). Evaluating person fit for cognitive diagnostic assessment. Applied Psychological Measurement, 39, 223-238.

Chu, M-W., Babenko, O., Cui, Y., & Leighton, J. P. (2014). Using HLM to explore the effects of perceptions of learning environments and assessments on students. International Journal of Testing, 14(2), 95-121.

Tang W., Cui, Y., & Babenko, O. (2014). Internal consistency: Do we really know what it is and how to assess it? Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2, 205-220

Cui, Y. & Roberts, M. R. (2013). Validating student score inferences with person-fit statistic and verbal reports: A person-fit study for cognitive diagnostic assessment. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 32, 34-42.

Li, J. C.-H., Cui, Y., & Chan, W. (2013). Bootstrap confidence intervals for the mean correlation corrected for Case IV range restriction – A more adequate procedure for meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 183-193.

Georgiou, G., Parrila, R., Papadopoulos, T. C, & Cui, Y. (2013). Why is rapid automatized naming related to reading? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115, 218-225.

Wang, S., Parrila, R., & Cui, Y. (2013). Meta-analysis of social skills interventions of single-case research for individuals with autism spectrum disorders: Results from three-level HLM. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 1701-16.

Cui, Y., Gierl, M. J., & Chang, H. H. (2012). Estimating classification consistency and accuracy for cognitive diagnostic assessment. Journal of Educational Measurement, 49, 19-38.

Cui, Y. & Li, J. C. (2012). Evaluating the performance of parametric and nonparametric procedures of constructing confidence interval for coefficient alpha: A simulation study. Journal of British Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8317.2012.02038.x.

Ding, S., Mao, M., Wang, W., Luo, F, & Cui, Y. (2012). Evaluating the consistency of test items relative to the cognitive model for educational cognitive diagnosis. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 44, 1535−1546.

Sharma, N., Cui, Y., Leighton, J. P., & White, J. S. (2012). Team-based assessment of medical students in a clinical clerkship is feasible and acceptable. Medical Teacher, 34, 555-561.

Canel-Çınarbaş, D., Cui, Y., & Lauridsen, E. (2011). Cross-cultural validation of Beck Depression Inventory-II across U.S. and Turkish sample. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and  Development, 44, 77-91.

Klein, S., Guiltner, V., Sollereder, P, & Cui, Y. (2011). Relationships between fine-motor, visual-motor, and visual perception scores and handwriting legibility and speed. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Early online: 1-12, 2011.

Leighton, J. P., Heffern, C., Cor, M. K., Gokiert, R. J., & Cui, Y. (2011). An experimental test of student verbal reports and expert teacher evaluations for revising achievement items. Applied Measurement in Education. Advance online publication. dx.doi.org/10.1080/08957347.2011.607061

Olson, K., Rogers, W. T., Cui, Y., Cree, M., Baracos, V., Rust, T., Mellott, I., Johnson, L., Macmillan, K., Bonville, N. (2011). Development and psychometric testing of the adaptive capacity index, an instrument to measure adaptive capacity in individuals with advanced cancer. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48, 986-994.

Wang, S., Cui, Y., & Parrila, R. (2011). Examining the effectiveness of peer-mediated and video-modeling social skill interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders: A meta-analysis in single-case research using HLM. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 562-569.

Li, J. C., Chan, W. & Cui. Y. (2010). Bootstrap standard error and confidence intervals for indirectly range-restricted correlation: A Monte Carlo simulation study. Journal of British Mathematical and Statistical Psychology.  Advanced online publication. Doi:10.1348/2044-8317.002007.

Zheng, Y., Gierl, M. J., & Cui, Y. (2010). Using Cochran’s Z statistic to test the kernel-Smoothed IRF differences between focal and reference groups. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 70, 541-556.

Hayduk, L., Olson, K., Quan, H., Cree, M., & Cui, Y. (2010). Temporal changes in the causal foundations of palliative-care symptoms.  Quality of Life, 19, 299-306.

Cui, Y. & Leighton, J. P. (2009). The hierarchy consistency index: A person-fit statistic for cognitive diagnostic assessment. Journal of Educational Measurement, 46, 429-449.

Gierl, M. J., Cui, Y., & Zhou, J. (2009). Attribute reliability in cognitive diagnostic assessment. Journal of Educational Measurement, 46(3), 293-313.

Leighton, J. P., Cui. Y., & Cor, M. C. (2009). Testing expert-based and student-based cognitive models: An application of the attribute hierarchy method and hierarchy consistency index. Journal of Applied Measurement in Education, 22(3), 229-254.

Gierl, M. J. & Cui, Y. (2008).  Defining characteristics of diagnostic classification models and the problem of retrofitting in cognitive diagnostic assessment. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 6, 263-268.

Gierl, M. J., Cui, Y., & Hunka, S. (2008). Using connectionist models to evaluate examinees’ response patterns on tests. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 7, 234-245.

Gierl, M. J., Zheng, Y., & Cui, Y. (2008). Using the attribute hierarchy method to identify and interpret differential group performance on tests. Journal of Educational Measurement, 45, 65-89.

Olson, K., Hayduk, L., Cree, M., Cui, Y., Quan, H., Hanson, J., Lawlor, P., & Strasser, F. (2008). The changing causal foundations of cancer-related symptom clustering during the final month of palliative care: A longitudinal study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 8 (36), 11.

Leighton, J. P., Gokiert, R. J., & Cui, Y. (2007). Using exploratory and confirmatory methods to identify the cognitive dimensions in a large-scale science assessment. International Journal of Testing, 7(2), 141-189.

Courses Taught

  • EDPY 500 Introduction to Data Analysis in Educational Research
  • EDPY 505 Quantitative Methods I
  • EDPY 605 Quantitative Methods II
  • EDPY 697 Hierarchical Linear Modelling
  • EDPY 697 Programming with Mathematica