Publications

In Refereed Journals

  • Zapata-Rivera, D.,  Liu, L.,  Katz, I. R., & Vezzu, M. (2013). Exploring the use of game elements in the development of innovative assessment tasks for science. Cognitive Technology, 18(1). 43-50.

  • Yang, HC & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2010) Interlanguage pragmatics with a pedagogical agent: the request game, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 23: 5, 395 — 412

  • Zapata-Rivera, D., VanWinkle, W., Doyle, B., Buteux, A., & Bauer, M. I. (2009). Combining Learning and Assessment in Assessment-based Gaming Environments: A Case Study from a New York City School. Journal: Interactive Technology and Smart Education. Vol, 6, 3. 173 – 188. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

  • Almond, R. G., Shute, V. J., Underwood, J. S., Zapata-Rivera, D. (2009). Bayesian networks: A teacher’s view. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 50, 450-460.

  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Hansen, E. G., Shute, V. J., Underwood, J. S., & Bauer, M. I. (2007). Evidence-based approach to interacting with open student models. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. 17(3), 273-303.

  • Almond, R. G., DiBello, L. V., Moulder, B., & Zapata-Rivera, J. (2007). Modeling diagnostic assessment with Bayesian networks. Journal of Educational Measurement, 44(4), 341-359.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D., & Greer, J. (2004). Inspectable Bayesian student modelling servers in multi-agent tutoring systems. International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 61(4), 535-563. [Online] Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2003.12.017

  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D., & Greer, J. (2004) Interacting with Bayesian student models. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. 14(2), 127-163.

 

In Book Chapters

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. & Bauer, M. (2011) Exploring the Role of Games in Educational Assessment. In Mayrath, M, Clarke-Midura, J., Robinson, D. and Shraw, G. Technology-Based Assessments for 21st Century Skills: Theoretical and Practical Implications from Modern Research. Pages 147–169. Information Age Publishing
  • Shute, V. J. & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2010). Educational measurement and intelligent systems. In E. Baker, B. McGaw, & P. Peterson (Eds.), Third Edition of the International Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Publishers.
  • Shute, V. J., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2012). Adaptive educational systems. In P. Durlach, & A. Lesgold (Eds.), Adaptive technologies for training and education. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 7-27.
  • Shute, V. J., & Jeong, A., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2010). Using flexible belief networks to assess mental models. In B. B. Lockee, L. Yamagata-Lynch, and J. M. Spector (Eds.), Instructional Design for Complex Learning. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Daniel, B. K., Zapata-Rivera, J.D., & McCalla, G. I. (2010). A Bayesian Belief Network Methodology for Modeling Social Systems in Virtual Communities: Opportunities for Database Technologies. In K., Anbumani, K. & R. Nedunchezhian (Eds.), Soft Computing Applications for Database Technologies: Techniques and Issues. IGI Global.
  • Shute, V. J., Ventura, M., Bauer, M. I., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2009). Melding the power of serious games and embedded assessment to monitor and foster learning: Flow and grow. In U. Ritterfeld, M. J. Cody, & P. Vorderer (Eds.), Serious Games: Mechanisms and Effects. Philadelphia, PA: Routledge/LEA. 295-321.
  • Shute, V. J. & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008). Using an evidence-based approach to assess mental models. In D. Ifenthaler, P. Pirnay-Dummer, & J. M. Spector (Eds.), Understanding models for learning and instruction: Essays in honor of Norbert M. Seel, pp. 23-41. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Daniel, B., Zapata-Rivera, D., & McCalla, G. (2007) A Bayesian belief network approach for modeling complex domains. In A. Mittal, & A. Kassim (Eds.), Bayesian network technologies: Applications and graphical models, pp. 13-41. Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press.
  • Shute, V. J., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2007). Adaptive technologies. In J. M. Spector, D. Merrill, J. van Merriënboer, & M. Driscoll (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (3rd Edition). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
  • Zapata, J. D., Zea, C. M., Atuesta, M., Sanin, S. Ramirez, A. Rada, L., Eslava, M. L., Calle, A, & Medina, S. (2000). Multimedios e Hipermedios para Fortalecer el Aprendizaje Colaborativo.  In C. M. Zea, M. Atuesta, & M. A. Castañón (Eds.), Conexiones - Informatica y Escuela: un Enfoque Global. Editorial universidad pontificia Bolivariana, pp. 197-217.

 

In Referred Conference Proceedings

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2012). Adaptive Score Reports. In J. Masthoff, B., Mobasher, M. C. Desmarais, & R. Nkambou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization — UMAP 2012. Springer. pp.340-345. 

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2010). Adaptive, Assessment-based Educational Games. In International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Book Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science Publisher Springer Berlin / Heidelberg..Vol 6095/2010. pp.435-437.

  • Quinlan, T., Almond, R., Zapata, D. (2010) Assessing the Quality of Peer Feedback. In Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Computer Supported Peer Review in Education. CSPRED Workshop. pp. 81-85.

  • Shute, V., Levy, R., Baker, R., Zapata, D., Beck, J., (2009) Assessment and Learning in Intelligent Educational Systems: A Peek into the Future. AIED 2009 Workshops Proceedings: Intelligent Educational Games. Vol (3) pp 99-108.

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2007). Indirectly Visible Bayesian Student Models. In Laskey, K. B.; Mahoney, S. M. & Goldsmith, J. A. (ed.), Proceedings of the 5th UAI Bayesian Modelling Applications Workshop, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 268, (online) http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-268/paper11.pdf 

  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Vanwinkle, W., Shute, V., Underwood, J., & Bauer, M (2007). English ABLE. In Artificial Intelligence in Education - Building Technology Rich Learning Contexts That Work. Luckin, R., Koedinger, K., & Greer, J. (Eds.) Vol. 158. 323 – 330

  • Underwood, J. S, Zapata-Rivera, D., & Hester, W. (2006). A Teacher-Friendly Interface to Assessment Data. Proceedings of the International Conference for the Learning Sciences, Bloomington, IN, 2006.

  • Daniel, B., Zapata-Rivera, D., McCalla, G. & Schwier, R. (2006). Bayesian Belief Network Models of Trust and Social Capital for Social Software Systems Design. Workshop on reinventing trust, collaboration and compliance. CHI'06. Montreal.

  • Yang, M., Zapata-Rivera, D. & Bauer, M. (2006). e-Grammar: An Assessment-based Learning Environment for English Grammar. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 2474-2479). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

  • Almond, R. G., Shute, V. J., Underwood, J. S., Zapata-Rivera, D. (2006). Bayesian Networks: A Teacher’s View. Proceedings of the Fourth UAI Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop (UAI-AW 2007), Cambridge, MA, July 13th, 2006. 1-8.

  • Daniel, B., McCalla, G. & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2005) Computational Framework for Constructing Bayesian Belief Network Models from Incomplete, Inconsistent and Imprecise Data in E-Learning. LORNET annual conference I 2LOR-2005: E-Learning Frameworks for the Future: From Content to Services. (1st prize -poster session)

  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Underwood, J.S., Bauer, M. (2005) Advanced Reporting Systems in Assessment Environments. AIED’05 Workshop on Learner Modelling for Reflection, to Support Learner Control, Metacognition and Improved Communication between Teachers and Learners. 23-32.

  • Almond, R., Hemat, L., Zapata-Rivera, D. (2004) Procrustean method for reconciling expert opinion. UAI04 Application Workshop. 2004.

  • Zapata-Rivera, D., & Greer, J. (2003). A framework for e-learning environments based on inspectable student models. World Conference on E-Learning in Corp., Govt., Health., & Higher Ed. 2003(1), 1845-1848. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/14037

  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Brooks, C., Kettel, L., & Greer, J. (2003). Integrating legacy educational applications in modern e-learning environments. World Conference on E-Learning in Corp., Govt., Health., & Higher Ed. 2003(1), 825-828. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/13797

  • Daniel, B., Zapata-Rivera, J.D., McCalla, G. (2003) A Bayesian Computational Model of Social Capital in Virtual Communities. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communities and Technologies; C&T 2003. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 1-4020-1611-5.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D., & Greer, J. (2003). Analysing Student Reflection in The Learning Game. AIED’03 workshop on Learner Modelling for Reflection. 288-298.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D., & Greer, J. (2003). Student Model Accuracy using Inspectable Bayesian Student Models. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education AIED 2003, 65-72. (Nominated for best paper)

  • Foronda, N., Gomez, P., Zapata, D., Carvajal, J. & Carvajal, R. (2002). COLEGA: A Collaborative Learning Environment based on Individual and Group Memory Building. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (pp. 2471-2475). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D. & Greer, J. (2002). Exploring Various Guidance Mechanisms to Support Interaction with Inspectable Learner Models. In Proceedings of Intelligent Tutoring Systems ITS 2002, 442-452.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D., & Greer, J. (2002). Construction and Inspection of Learner Models. In Proceedings of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning CSCL 2002, 495-497.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D. (2002). cbCPT: Knowledge Engineering for CPTs in Bayesian Networks. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence AI 2002, 368-370.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D. & Greer, J. (2001). Visualizing and Inspecting Bayesian Belief Models. Workshop on Effective Interactive AI Resources. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence IJCAI 2001, 47-49.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D. (2001). Supporting Negotiated Assessment Using Open Student Models. Doctoral Consortium at User Modelling 2001, 295-297.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D. & Greer, J. (2001). Externalising Learner Modelling Representations. Workshop on External Representations of AIED: Multiple Forms and Multiple Roles. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education AIED 2001, 71-76.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D. & Greer, J. (2001). SMODEL Server: Student Modelling in Distributed Multi-Agent Tutoring Systems. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education AIED 2001, 446-455 (Awarded as Best Paper of the Conference.)

  • Carvajal, J., Foronda, N., Gómez, P., Carvajal, R, & Zapata-Rivera, JD. (2001). Sistema Educacional de Conexiones: Usando Nuevas Tecnologías para soportar Comunidades de Aprendizaje. Taller Internacional de software Educativo. TISE 01. Chile, 10pp.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D., Greer, J., & Cooke, J. (2000). An XML-Based Tool for Building and Using Concept maps in Education and Training Environments. Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2000, 755-762.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D. & Greer, J. (2000). Inspecting and Visualizing Distributed Bayesian Student Models. In Proceeding of Intelligent Tutoring Systems ITS 2000, 544-553.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D., Greer, J. (2000). ConceptLab: A Collaborative Tool for Building and Using Concept maps in Education and Training Environments. In Proceedings of Telelearning’00. Toronto. 13-14 (Poster).

  • Greer, J., McCalla, G., Vassileva, J., Bull, S., Zapata-Rivera, J.D, & Kettel, L. (2000). I-Help and the 24-hour classroom. In Proceedings of Telelearning 2000. Toronto, 7.

  • Greer, J., Zapata-Rivera, J. D., Ong-Scutchings, C., & Cooke, J. E. (1999) Visualization of Bayesian Learner Models, in Proceedings of the workshop ‘Open, Interactive, and other Overt Approaches to Learner Modelling’ at AIED’99, 6pp.

  • Vassileva J., J. Greer, G. McCalla, R. Deters, D. Zapata-Rivera, C. Mudgal, S. Grant. (1999). A Multi-Agent Approach to the Design of Peer-Help Environments, In S. Lajoie and M. Vivet (eds.) Artificial Intelligence in Education, IOS Press: Amsterdam, 38-45.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D., Neufeld, E., & Greer, J. (1999). Visualization of Bayesian Belief Networks. IEEE Visualization 1999 Late Breaking Hot Topics Proceedings. 85-88.

  • Zapata-Rivera, J.D., Greer, J., Kumar, V., & McCalla, G. (1999). Visualization of Distributed Learner Models. In Proceedings of Telelearning’99. Montreal, 6-7.

  • Zapata, J. D., and Greer, J. (1999). Collaborative Learning Environments based on "Acting Coach" Agents. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference at Stanford, CA (CSCL '99).

  • Vassileva, J., Greer, J., McCalla, G., Deters, R., Zapata, J. D., Mudgal, C., Kumar, V., & Bowes, J. (1998). I-Help: the Intelligent Peer Help Desk. Telelearning’98. Vancouver, British Columbia, 1998 (Awarded as Best Poster of the Conference.)

  • Zapata, J. D., and Greer, J. (1998). Collaborative Environments based on "Acting Coach" Agents. Telelearning’98. Vancouver, British Columbia, 1998.

  • Zapata, J. D. (1998) "EL CUENTO" y su Papel en la Enseñanza de la Orientación por Objetos. International conference: IV Congreso de la Red Iberoamericana de Informática Educativa. Brasília, Brazil.1998. 8pp.

  • Zapata, J. D. (1998) Sistemas de Soporte al Trabajo Cooperativo (CSCW) para Ambientes de Aprendizaje Apoyado en Nuevas Tecnologías. International conference: IV Congreso de la Red Iberoamericana de Informática Educativa. Brasília, Brasil, 8pp. (Paper)

 
Peer Reviewed Research Reports and Memoranda 
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Vezzu, M., & Vanwinkle, W. (2013). Exploring Teachers’ Understanding of Graphical Representations of Group Performance. ETS Research Memorandum RM-13-04. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Vanwinkle, W., & Zwick, R (2012). Applying Score Design Principles in the Design of Score Reports for CBAL™ Teachers. ETS Research Memorandum RM-12-20. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D & Zwick, R (2011) Test Score Reporting: Perspectives from the ETS Score Reporting Conference. ETS RR–11-45. Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2011) Designing and Evaluating Score Reports for Particular Audiences. In Test Score Reporting: Perspectives From the ETS Score Reporting Conference. Eds. D. Zapata-Rivera and R. Zwick. ETS RR–11-45. Princeton, NJ.
  • Vezzu, M., VanWinkle, W., & Zapata-Rivera D. (2012) Designing and Evaluating an Interactive Score Report for Students. ETS RM–12-01. Princeton.
  • VanWinkle, W., Vezzu, M., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2011). Question-Based Reports for Policymakers. ETS Research Memorandum No. RM-11-16. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Underwood, J. S., Zapata-Rivera, D., & VanWinkle, W. (2010). An evidence-centered approach to using assessment data for policymakers (ETS Research Rep. No. RR-10-03). Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Yoon, S.Y., Zapata-Rivera, D. & Higgins, D. (2009) Detection of Non-Scorable TOEFL iBT Responses. ETS final report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Evanini, K. & Blackmore, J. (2009) Detection of Highly Similar Spoken Responses. ETS final report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D (2009). Experimentally Evaluating Alternative Report Designs for CBAL. ETS final report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Vanwinkle, W., & Bauer, M. I. (2009). English ABLE: An Assessment-based Learning Environment for English Grammar. ETS Research Memorandum RM-09-05. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Yang H., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2009). An Exploratory Study into Interlanguage Pragmatics of Requests: A Game of Persuasion. ETS Research Report RR-09-13. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Hansen, E. G., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2009) Piloting Evidence Centered Design for Learning (ECDL) with ETS products. ETS final report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Hansen, E. G., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2009) Evidence Centered Design for Learning (ECDL) for Games. ETS final report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Shute, V. J., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008). Educational Assessments & Intelligent Systems. ETS Research Report. RR-08-68. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Shute, V. J., Ventura, M., Bauer, M. I., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008). Monitoring and Fostering Learning Through Games and Embedded Assessments. ETS Research Report. RR-08-69. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Buteux, A,. Doyle, B., Vanwinkle, W., Bauer, M. I. (2008). Blended English Literacy, Content, and Assessment (BELLA/EM-ABLE). ETS Research Memorandum. RM-08-17. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008) CBAL score reporting - 2008. ETS Internal Report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., & Vanwinkle, W., (2008) Refining BELLA/EM-ABLE. ETS final report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Underwood, J.S., Zapata-Rivera, D., & Hester, W. (2008) Growing Pains: Teachers Using and Learning to Use IDMS®. ETS Research Memorandum. RM-08-07. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Yang H., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008). Development of Pragmatic Competence in Request Speech Acts: A Game of Persuasion. ETS Final Report, Princeton, NJ. 13pp.
  • Shute, V. J., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2007). Educational Assessments & Intelligent Systems. ETS Research Report. RR-07-05. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Shute, V. J., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2007). Adaptive Technologies. ETS Research Report No. RR-07-05. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Almond, R., Yan, D., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2007). Dynamic Models for Benchmark Tests. ETS Final Report. 25 pp. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Almond, R. G., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2006). An Interactive Bayesian Model of Word Recognition. Center for Assessment Innovations & Technology Transfer. ETS CBAL - Technical Report. 9pp. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., & Bauer, M. (2006). Enhanced Assessment Assets: Technologies and Tools. Center for Assessment Innovations & Technology Transfer. ETS Technical Report. 14pp. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Underwood, J.S., Zapata-Rivera, D., & Hester, W. (2006) Growing pains: Teachers using and learning to use IDMS. ETS Technical Report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2005) Elicitation Methods and Tools for Higher Education ICT Literacy. ETS Internal Report. Princeton, NJ: ETS.

 

Referred Presentations

 

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2014) Automated Scoring in Game-Based Assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), Philadelphia.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.Vezzu, M., Nabors Olah, L, Leusner, D., Biggers, K., and Bertling, M. (2014) Designing and Evaluating Score Reports for Parents who are English Language Learners. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia.
  • Fu, J., Zapata-Rivera, D., and Mavronikolas, E. (2014) Statistical Methods for Assessments in Simulations and Serious Games. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia.
  • Liu, L., von Davier, A., Hao, J., Kyllonen, P., and Zapata-Rivera, D. (2014) A Tough Nut to Crack: Measuring Collaborative Problem Solving. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), Philadelphia.
  • Hao, J., von Davier, A., Liu, L., Kyllonen, P., and Zapata-Rivera, D. (2014) Investigating Collaborative Problem Solving with Extended Trialogue Tasks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), Philadelphia.
  • Song, Y., Sparks, J., Brantley, W., Oliveri, M., and Zapata-Rivera, D. (2014) Designing Game Activities to Assess Students’ Argumentation Skills. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., So, Y., Cho, Y, & Vezzu, M. (2013) Using Trialogues to Measure English Language Skills. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Vezzu M., & K. Biggers (2013) Supporting Teacher Communication with Parents and Students Using Score Reports. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco.
  • Zapata Rivera, D., (2012) Embedded Assessment of Informal and Afterschool Science Learning. Summit on Assessment of Informal and After-School Science Learning Retrieved from http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/1Informal_Ed_ZapataRivera_2012_Paper.pdf
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Liu, L., Katz, I., Bauer, M., Chen, S.K., Rogat, A., & Vezzu M. (2012) Exploring the Use of Game Elements in the Development of Innovative Assessment Tasks for Science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, CA.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., Vezzu, M., & VanWinkle, W. (2012). Exploring Teachers’ Understanding of Graphical Representations of Group Performance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, CA.
  • Zwick, R., Zapata-Rivera, D., & Hegarty, M., (2012) Comparing Graphical and Verbal Representations of Measurement Error In Test Score Reports. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).
  • Zapata, D., & VanWinkle, W., & Zwick, R. (2011). Exploring Teachers’ Understanding and Use of Assessment Results. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
  • Zapata, D. (April, 2011).  Designing Score Reports that Help Teachers Make Instructional Decisions. Paper presented the annual meeting of the Educational Research Association conference (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
  • VanWinkle, W., Vezzu, M., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2011). Question-Based Reports for Policymakers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
  • Vezzu, M., VanWinkle, W., & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2011). Designing and Evaluating an Interactive Score Report for Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
  • Hansen, E. & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2011) Evidence-Centered Design (ECD) for Designing Accessible Technology-Literacy Assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., & VanWinkle, W. (2010) Designing and Evaluating Web-based Score Reports for Teachers in the Context of a Learning-Centered Assessment System. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. & VanWinkle, W., & Zwick, R. (2010). Exploring effective communication and appropriate use of assessment results through teacher score reports. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).
  • Hansen, E. & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2010) Designing Assessment-for-Learning (AfL) Systems for Diverse Students: A Game-based AfL for Learning Middle School Mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).
  • Hansen, E. & Zapata-Rivera, D. (2010) Evidence Centered Design (ECD) for the Design of Learning-and-Assessment Environments for Diverse Learners. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2009, April). Assessment-based Gaming Environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, California, April 15, 2009.
  • Feng, M., & Hansen, E. G., Zapata-Rivera, D. (2009, April). Using Evidence Centered Design for Learning (ECDL) to examine the Assistments system. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, California, 15 April 2009.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., & Hansen, E. G. (2009, April). Analyzing the educational potential of existing games using evidence-centered design and cognitive task analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, California, April 15, 2009.
  • Hansen, E. G., Zapata-Rivera, D., & Feng, M. (2009, April). Evidence Centered Design for Learning for developing high-quality learning oriented products. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, California, April 13, 2009.
  • Hansen, E. G., Zapata-Rivera, D., & Feng, M. (2009, April). Beyond accessibility: Evidence Centered Design for improving the efficiency of learning-centered assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Diego, California. April 16, 2009.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008, March). Development of pragmatic competence in request speech acts: A game of persuasion. AERA Annual Meeting, New York.
  • Katz, I. R., Williamson, D. M., Nadelman, H. L., Kirsch, I., Almond, R. G., Cooper, P. L., Redman, M. L., and Zapata, D. (2004). Assessing Information and Communications Technology Literacy for Higher Education. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment, Philadelphia, PA
 
Invited Presentations
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2013, December). Evidence-Centered Design (ECD). A presentation given to guests from various universities and government agencies from the following countries: Malaysia, Taiwan, Chile, Nigeria, Macao, Mexico, and US.  ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ.

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2013, July) Evidence-Centered Design and Assessment. A presentation given to guests from the Nigeria Examination Council (NECO).  ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ.

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2013, June) Designing and Evaluating Score Reports for Particular Audiences. A presentation given to guests from Armenia and the World Bank. ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2013, April) “Let’s Talk About How You Did”: Research on Communicating Student Performance to Connect Assessment and Learning.” Symposium Discussant at annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). San Francisco.

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2013, February) Evidence-Centered Design and Assessment. A presentation given to guests from the Ministry of Education Chile and the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) Nigeria. ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ

  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2012, April) Discussant for the Symposium on Technology Enhanced Assessments. Annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). Vancouver, BC. Canada.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2011, April) Evidence-Centered Design: Overview and Innovative Example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from Botswana, ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2011, March) Evidence-Centered Design: Overview and Innovative Example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from ETS France, ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2010, November) Designing and Evaluating Score Reports for Particular Audiences. Score Reporting Conference. ETS. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2010, July) Evidence-Centered Design: Overview and Innovative Example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from several countries, ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2010, March) Advancing Score Reporting in the Context of CBAL. CBAL Retreat. ETS. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2010, January) Evidence-Centered Design: Overview and Innovative Example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from Omani Ministry of Education, ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata, D., Osterweil, S., Fuller, G., Chen, S.K., Bauer, M. (2009, December) NAEP Science Innovations Kick-off Meeting. ETS – December 15th 2009.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  & Blackmore, J. (September, 2009) Detection of Highly Similar Spoken Responses. Presentation given to the TOEFL Committee of Examiners. Chauncey Conference Center, Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2009, June) Evidence-Centered Design: Overview and Example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from The Institute for the Promotion of teaching Science and Technology (IPST) in Thailand. Design and Development of Teacher Assessments. ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2009, May) Evidence-Centered Design: Overview and Example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from The Canadian Institute for Chartered Accountants. ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2009, May) Evidence-Centered Design: Overview and Example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from The United Nations - New York. ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D.  (2009, February) Evidence-Centered Design: Overview and Example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from The Nigerian Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the Nigerian National Educational, and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). ETS Global Institute. Princeton, NJ
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008, November). Evidence-centered design: Overview and example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from the El Departamento de Evaluación, Medición y Registro Educacional de la Universidad de Chile (DEMRE), ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008, October). What do you know about games and education platforms. ETS panel presenter, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008, July). Evidence-centered design & example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from the National Examinations Council of Nigeria, ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008, May). Evidence-centered design & example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from the Malaysian Examination Syndicate, Ministry of Education, Malaysia, ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008, March). Blended English literacy, content and assessment (BELLA/EM-ABLE). Capabilities presentation to HED/NAEP Leadership, ETS, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008, February). Blended English literacy, content and assessment (BELLA/EM-ABLE). Capabilities presentation to FCE's and BD leadership, ETS, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2008, January). Blended English Language Learning & Assessment (BELLA). Presentation to the visiting product development contingent from Samsung Korea, ETS, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D. (2007, December). Blended English literacy, content and assessment (BELLA/EM-ABLE). Capabilities presentation to IL leadership, ETS, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, D., & Bauer, M. (2007, December). Blended English Language Learning & Assessment (BELLA/EM-ABLE). Research Applications and Development Brown Bag Presentation, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2007, December). Evidence-centered design & example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from various testing organizations in Korea, ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2007, October). Evidence-centered design & example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from Russia, ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2007, September). Evidence-centered design & assessment-based learning environments for English language learning (ELL - ABLE). A presentation given to a group of visitors from the National Education Examination Authority (NEEA-China), ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2007, September). Evidence-center design & example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from the National Education Examination Authority (NEEA-China), ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2007, August). Blended English Language Learning & Assessment (BELLA/EM-ABLE). ELL research initiative seminar, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2007, June). English ABLE: An assessment-based learning environment for English grammar. Innovations for Assessment Brown Bag Seminar, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2007, June). Evidence-center design & example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from various Nigerian examination organizations, ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2007, January). Evidence-center design & example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from the National Education Assessment System, a branch of the Ministry of Education of Pakistan, ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D., & Bauer, M. (2006, July). English ABLE: An assessment-based learning environment for English grammar. ELL research initiative seminar, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D., & Bauer, M. (2006, October). English ABLE: An assessment-based learning environment for English grammar. Higher Ed. & New Products, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D., & Almond, R. (2006, June). An interactive Bayesian model of word recognition. Presented to CBAL initiative leaders, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2006, December). Evidence-center design & example. A presentation given to a group of visitors from the Ministry of Education of Nigeria, ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Shute, V. J., & Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2005, November). Tools to support eLearning. Invited presentation at the University of Memphis eLearning Summit, co-hosted by ADL, Memphis, TN. 
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2005, April-May). New technologies and learning environments. Graduate level class at EAFIT University, Medellín, Colombia. (Invited teacher)
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2006, April). Evidence-center design. A presentation given to a group of visitors from the Ministry of Education of Chile, ETS Global Institute, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2006, September). Flexible Belief Models (FBM) -Modeling flexible belief structures. The second workshop of the Center for Complex Learning and the Application of Knowledge (CLAK), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D., & Bauer, M. (2006, July). English ABLE: An Assessment-based Learning Environment for English grammar. ELL Research Initiative Seminar, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2006, February). Inspectable student models. Presented to CBAL initiative leaders, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2005, July). Assessment-based learning environments. Graduate Summer Student Seminar, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D. (2004, February). ViSMod –Interacting with open student models. Presented to the New Products Research and Development Group, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

Undergraduate Thesis

  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D., & Duque, A. (1995). SUMDI: Software para la Selección y Utilización de Medios Didácticos. (Undergraduate Thesis). Department of Computer Science. EAFIT University. Medellin, Colombia.

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Zapata-Rivera, J. D (2003) Learning environments based on inspectable student models. (Ph.D. Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Department of Computer Science.