Devdass Sunnassee

Devdass Sunnassee

234 SOE
d_sunnas@uncg.edu

  • Ph.D. in Educational Research Methodology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, North Carolina A&T State University
  • B.Ed. in Mathematics Education, University of Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius

Dr. Sunnassee currently teaches several graduate level courses related to the methods and application of statistics and survey methodology in the field of educational research. His research interests include fairness in testing, test equating, issues related to testing of English Language Learners, survey sampling designs. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Sunnassee also serves as the Coordinator and Supervisor for the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS). His role in these positions serves to bridge the gap between students’ classroom experiences and actual hands-on practical field applications. Prior to entering the ERM field, he taught multiple courses in the STEM area.

Scholarly & Professional Keywords:

Educational measurement, application of statistical methods in social and behavioral sciences, test equating, survey methodology, classical test theory, IRT

Selected Publications:

Link to Dr. Sunnassee’s CV

Conditions affecting the accuracy of classical equating methods for small samples under the NEAT design: a simulation study

Sunnassee, D. (2013). Conditions Affecting the Accuracy of Classical Equating Methods for Small Samples Under the Neat Design: A Simulation Study. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, San Francisco, CA.

Sunnassee, D., Proctor, T.P., & Godfrey, K.E. (2011). A Method to Detect Answer-Copying from a Test Center Perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

Sunnassee,D., Shu, Z. (2009). Equating accuracy using small samples in the single group design: A comparison of circle-arc equating with traditional observed score equating methods. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, San Diego, CA.