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Mi-young Webb

Research Scientist    

Ph.D., in Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, 2008
M.A., in Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, 2003
B.A., in Applied Statistics, Cheongju University, 1997


Educational measurement
Latent Variable Modeling
Test and construct validation research
Early language and literacy development
Database management


Mi-young Webb is a research scientist at the Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD), the federally-funded center focused on improving young deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s language and literacy skills. She is also affiliated with the College of Education & Human Development’s Learning Disabilities Innovation Hub. She is a main methodologist and data manager in both research projects.

Webb’s research has been focused on application and development of latent variables models for test (construct) validation and evaluation of theoretical models of language and literacy. Her research interests also include person-centered approach to the assessment of differential item functioning, individual differences in test item response styles, longitudinal developmental changes, and differences in profiles given a skill set.


Webb, M. L., and Lederberg, A. R. (2014). “Measuring phonological awareness in DHH children.” Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 131-142.

Steed, E. A., and Webb, M. L. (2013). “The Preschool-wide Evaluation Tool (Pre-SET): An instrument to measure program-wide positive behavior support in early childhood settings.” Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 15 (4), 231-241.

Webb, M. L., and Neuharth-Pritchett, S. (2011). “Examining factorial validity and measurement invariance of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale.” Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26, 205-215.

Webb, M. L., Schwanenflugel, P. J., and Neuharth-Pritchett, S. (2010). “Investigating unobserved heterogeneity in teacher-child relationships: An application of latent class factor analysis.” Advances and Applications of Statistical Sciences, Special Issue: Methods and Applications of Mixture Models, 3, 311-341.

Schwanenflugel, P. J., Hamilton, C. E., Neuharth-Pritchett, S., Restrepo, M. A., Bradley, B. A., and Webb, M. L. (2010). “PAVEd for Success: An evaluation of a comprehensive preliteracy program for 4-year-old children.” Journal of Literacy Research, 42, 227-275.