[Rasch] CAT ability estimation

Mike Linacre (RMT) rmt at rasch.org
Tue Jun 3 07:29:04 EST 2008

Thank you for your email, Gary.

Ability estimation with known item difficulties:
MLE method: www.rasch.org/rmt/rmt102t.htm
Log-odds method: www.rasch.org/rmt/rmt22g.htm

With modern computers, the more computationally-intensive MLE method is 
practical in real-time applications.

Mike L.

At 6/2/2008, you wrote:
>I am in the process of designing a web-based CAT. I feel I have a fairly 
>good idea of most of the issues involved, except how to estimate the 
>persons Rasch measure based in their responses to a string of calibrated items.

Mike Linacre
Editor, Rasch Measurement Transactions
rmt at rasch.org www.rasch.org/rmt/ Latest RMT:  21:4 Spring 2008
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