Publications (Updated 8/19/21)


1. Shermis, M.D. (2021).  International applications of automated essay scoring. In D. Yan, A. Rupp, & P. Foltz (Eds), Handbook of Automated Scoring: Theory into Practice (pps. xxx-xxx). New York, NY: Chapman and Hall/CRC.

2. Shermis, M. D. (2018). Establishing a crosswalk between the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) and writing domains scored by automated essay scoring. Applied Measurement in Education, 31 (3), 177-190. DOI: 10.1080/08957347.2018.1464451


3. Shermis, M. D., Mao, L., Mulholland, M., & Kieftenbeld, V. (2017). Use of automated scoring features to generate hypotheses regarding language-based DIF. International Journal of Testing60(5), 1–21.    

4. Shermis, M. D., Lottridge, S., & Mayfield, E. (2015). The impact of anonymization for automated essay scoring. Journal of Educational Measurement52(4), 419–436    

5. Shermis, M. D., Burstein, J., Brew, C., Higgins, D., & Zechner, K. (2015). Recent innovations in machine scoring. In S. Lane, T. Haladyna & M. Raymond (Eds.), Handbook of test development, Second Edition (pps. 335-354). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.


6. Shermis, M. D. (2015). The role of machine scoring in summative and formative assessment. In R. W. Lissitz (Ed.), The next generation of testing: Common Core Standards, Smarter-Balanced, PARCC, and the nationwide testing movement (pps. 181-205). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.


7. Shermis, M. D., Burstein, J. C., Elliot, N., Miel, S., & Foltz, P. W. (2015). Instructional applications for automated writing evaluation. In C. A. McArthur, S. Graham & J. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Handbook of writing research (2nd Edition) (pps 395-409). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.


8. Shermis, M. D., & Morgan, J. (2015). Using prizes to facilitate change in educational assessment In F. Drasgow (Ed.), Technology in testing: Measurement Issues (pps. 323-338). New York, NY: Psychology Press.


9. Shermis, M. D. (2015). Contrasting state-of-the-art in the machine scoring of short-form constructed responses. Educational Assessment, 20, 1-20.  doi: 10.1080/10627197.2015.997617


10. Shermis, M. D. (2014). The challenges of emulating human behavior in writing assessment. Assessing Writing, 22, 91-99. doi: 10.1016/j.asw.2014.07.002


11. Shermis, M. D. (2014).  State-of-the-art automated essay scoring: Competition, results, and future directions from a United States demonstration. Assessing Writing, 20, 53-76. Doi: 10.1016/j.asw.2013.04.001


12. Shermis, M. D., & Burstein, J. (Eds) (2013). Handbook of automated essay evaluation: Current applications and new directions. New York, NY: Routledge.


13. Shermis, M. D., & Burstein, J. (2013). Introduction.  In M. D. Shermis & J. Burstein (Eds.), Handbook of automated essay evaluation: Current applications and new directions (pps. 1-15). New York, NY: Routledge.


14.  Shermis, M. D., & Hamner, B. (2013). Contrasting state-of-the-art automated scoring of essays. In M. D. Shermis & J. Burstein (Eds.), Handbook of automated essay evaluation: Current applications and new directions (pps. 313-346). New York, NY: Routledge.


15. Koskey, K., & Shermis, M. D. (2013). Scaling and norming for automated essay evaluation. In M. D. Shermis and J. Burstein (Eds), Handbook of automated essay evaluation: Current applications and new directions (pps. 199-220). New York, NY: Routledge.


16. Morgan, J., Shermis, M. D., Van Deventer, L., Vander Ark, T. (2013).  Automated Student Assessment Prize: Phase 1 & Phase 2: A case study to promote focused innovation in student writing assessment.  Seattle, WA: Getting Smart (retrieved from


17. Shermis, M. D., & Di Vesta, F. (2011). Classroom assessment in action. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.


18. Di Vesta, F. J., Apel, S., & Shermis, M. D. (2011). Instructor's manual for classroom assessment in action. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.


19. Shermis, M. D. (2010). Automated essay scoring in a high stakes testing environment. In V. J. Shute & B. J. Becker (Eds.), Innovative assessment for the 21st century (pp. 167-185). New York, NY: Springer.


20. Shermis, M. D., Burstein, J., Higgins, D., & Zechner, K. (2010). Automated essay scoring: Writing assessment and instruction. In E. Baker, B. McGaw & N. S. Petersen (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (Vol. 4, pp. 20-26). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.


21. Shermis, M. D., & Long, S. K. (2009). Multitrait-multimethod analysis of FCAT reading and writing: Or is it writing and reading? Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 27(4), 296-311.


22. Benson, N., Oakland, T., & Shermis, M. D. (2009) Cross-national invariance of children's temperament. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 27, 3-16.


23.  Shermis, M. D., Shneyderman, A., & Attali, Y. (2008). How important is content in the ratings of essay assessments?  Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy, and Practice, 15(1), 91-105.


24. Shermis, M. D. (2007).  Modern measurement: Theory, principles, and applications of mental appraisal [Book Review].  International Journal of Testing7(4), 1-3.


25. Shermis, M. D., Burstein, J., & Leacock, C. (2006).  Applications of computers in assessment and analysis of writing.  In C.  A. McArthur, S. Graham, & J. Fitzgerald, Handbook of writing research.  New York, NY: Guilford Press, pp. 403-416.


26. Blanton, L., & Shermis, M. D. (2006).  FCAT pros and cons.  FIU Magazine, 13, 28-29.       


27. Shermis, M. D. (2003).  Facing off on automated essay scoring.  Assessment Update15(2), 4-5.


28. Shermis, M. D., & Burstein, J. (2003). Automated essay scoring: A cross-disciplinary perspective.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.


29. Shermis, M. D., & Averitt, J. (2002).  Where did all the data go? Internet security for web-based assessments.  Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice21(2), 20-25.


30. Shermis, M. D., & Barrera, F. D. (2002).  Automated essay scoring for electronic portfolios.  Assessment Update14(4), 1-2.


31. Shermis, M. D., & Daniels, K. (2002).  Web applications in assessment.  In T. W. Banta (ed.), Building a Scholarship of Assessment.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 148-166.


32. Shermis, M. D., Koch, C. M., Page, E. B., Keith, T. Z., & Harrington, S. (2002). Trait ratings for automated essay grading.  Educational and Psychological Measurement62(1), 5-18.


33. Shermis, M. D. , Rasmussen, J. L., Rajecki, D. W., Olson, J., & Marsiglio, C. (2001).  All prompts are created equal, but some prompts are more equal than others. Journal of Applied Measurement, 2(2), 154-170.


34. Shermis, M. D., Mzumara, H. R., Olson, J., & Harrington, S. (2001).  On-line grading of student essays: PEG goes on the World Wide Web.  Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education26(3), 247-259.


35. Shermis, M. D. (2001).  Computer assisted assessments in higher education [book review].  Assessment Update13(3), 16.


36. Shermis, M. D., Mzumara, H. R., & Bublitz, S. T. (2001).  Controlling testing and computer anxiety: Test performance under CAT and SAT conditions.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 24(1), 57-75.


37. Shermis, M. D., & Daniels, K. (2001).  Automated essay grading for electronic portfolios.  Assessment Update13(1), 10.


38. Shermis, M. D. (2001).  Computer assisted assessments in higher education [book review].  Assessment Update13(3), 16.


39. Harrington, S., Shermis, M. D., & Rollins, A. (2000).  The influence of word processing on English placement test results.  Computers and Composition17(2), 197-210.


40. Printz, B., Shermis, M. D., & Webb, P. M. (1999).  Stress buffering factors related to adolescent coping: A path analysis.  Adolescence34(136), 715-734.


41. Shermis, M. D., & Lombard, D. (1999).  A comparison of survey data collected by self-completed mail questionnaire and electronic mail.  Journal of Business and Psychology14(2), 341-354.


42. Shermis, M. D., Webb, P. M., & Mzumara, H. R.  (1999). An assessment of the concurrent validity and reliability of the Merkler Style Preference Inventory (MSPI).  Journal of Career Assessment, 7(2), 173-185.


43. Shermis, M. D. (1999). Customquiz: Utilizing the World Wide Web for internet-based tests and surveys.  Assessment Update11(5), 10.


44. Shermis, M. D., & Lombard, D. (1998).  Effects of computer-based test administrations on test anxiety and performance.  Computers in Human Behavior14(1), 111-123.


45. Shermis, M. D., & Chang, S. H. (1997).  The use of IRT to investigate the hierarchical nature of a college mathematics curriculum.  Educational and Psychological Measurement57(3), 450-458.


46. Shermis, M. D., Falkenberg, B., Appel, V. M., & Cole, R. W. (1996).  Construction of a faking detector scale for a biodata survey instrument. Military Psychology8(4), 83-94.


47. Shermis, M. D., Fulkerson, J., & Banta, T. W. (1996). Computerized adaptive math tests for elementary talent development selection.  Roeper Review19(2), 91-95.


48. Shermis, M. D., Stemmer, P. M., & Webb, P. M. (1996).  Computerized adaptive skill assessment in a statewide testing program.  Journal of Research on Computing in Education29(1), 49-67.


49. Shermis, M. D., Wolting, M., & Lombard, D. (1996). Development of a computerized test for college reading placement.  Journal of Developmental Education20(2), 18-24.


50. Young, R. F., Shermis, M. D., Brutten, S. R., & Perkins, K. (1996).  From conventional to computer-adaptive testing of ESL reading comprehension.  System24 (1), 23-40.


51. Young, R. L., & Shermis, M. D. (1993).  Computer-adaptive testing in HyperCard™. CAELL Journal4(3), 20-25.


52. Shermis, M. D., & St. George, R. (1992).  Item bias in mathematics achievement: The Progressive Achievement Tests for Mathematics.  Psychological Test Bulletin5, 98-112.


53. Shermis, M. D., Rudin, D., & Chandler, L. A.  (1992).  An extension of the norms for the Stress Response Scale for Children.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment5, 65-75.


54. Shermis, M. D., Stemmer, P. M., Berger, C. F., & Anderson, E. (1991).  Using microcomputers for social science research.  Newton, MA: Allyn & Bacon.


55. Chandler, L. A., El-Samadony, E. I., Shermis, M. D., & El-Khatib, A. T. (1991).  Behavioral responses of children to stress.  School Psychology International12, 195-207.


56. Shermis, M. D. (1990).  [Review of An introduction to survey research and data analysis].  Contemporary Psychology35(6), 618.


57. Oakland, T. D., Shermis, M. D., & Coleman, M. C. (1990).  Teacher perceptions of differences among learning disabled and non-learning disabled elementary pupils within referred samples.  Journal of Learning Disabilities23(8), 499-504, 520.


58. Chandler, L. A., & Shermis, M. D. (1990).  A paradigm for the study of childhood stress.  In J.H. Humphrey (Ed.), Human stress: Current selected researchVolume 4.  New York: AMS Press, Inc.


59. Hsu, T. C., & Shermis, M. D. (1989).  The development and evaluation of a microcomputerized adaptive placement testing system for college mathematics.  Journal of Educational Computing Research5(4), 473-485.


60. Oakland, T. D., & Shermis, M. D. (1989).  Factor structure of the Sociocultural Scales.   Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment7, 335-342.


61. Telch, M., Shermis, M. D., & Lucas, J. (1989).  Anxiety sensitivity: Unitary personality trait or domain-specific appraisals?  Journal of Anxiety Disorders3(1), 25-32.


62. Chandler, L. A., Shermis, M. D., & Lempert, M. E. (1989).  The Need-Threat Analysis: A scoring system for the Children's Apperception Test.  Psychology in the Schools26, 47-54.


63. Chandler, L. A., & Shermis, M. D. (1986). Behavioral responses to stress: Profile patterns of children. Journal of  Clinical Child  Psychology15(4), 317-322.


64. Shermis, M. D., & Givner, C. (1986).  Implications of analog-to-digital technology for social sciences. A review and preview.  Social Science Microcomputer Review4(3), 295-309.


65. Shermis, M. D. (1986).  Point and click: Using microcomputer statistical packages in the classroom.  The Educational Statistician15(1), 2-9.


66. Shermis, M. D. (1985). A data base management approach to CBT. Educational Technology25(3), 43-46.


67. Chandler, L. A., & Shermis, M. D. (1985). Assessing Behavioral Responses to Stress. Educational and Psychological Measurement45, 825-844.


68. Chandler, L. A., Shermis, M. D., & Marsh, J. (1985).  The use of the Stress Response Scale in diagnostic assessment.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment3(1), 15-30.


69. Chandler, L. A., Million, M. E., & Shermis, M. D. (1985). The incidence of stressful life events of elementary school-aged children. American Journal of Community Psychology13(6), 743-746.


70. Shermis, M. D. (1985). [Review of Program evaluation: A practitioner's guide for trainers and educators.] Evaluation News6(4), 41-43.


71. Shermis, M. D. (1983). Calculating necessary sample sizes the easy way.  [Review of SampleCalc..] Contemporary Educational Review1(4), 56-57.


72. Shermis, M. D., & Stemmer, P. M. (1983). ADP literacy program: Facilitators handbook. Cleveland, OH: Veterans Administration.


73. Berger, C. F., Shermis, M. D., & Stemmer, P. M. (1983). Microcomputers in telephone interviewing & Computer assisted observation. In W.R. Borg & M. D. Gall.  Educational research: An introduction (4th ed.) (pps. 448-451, 486-488). New York: Longman.

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