[Rasch] Advances in Rasch Measurement, Vol. 2 now available

rsmith rsmith at jampress.org
Wed Apr 6 01:37:46 EST 2011

JAM Press is pleased to announce the new book, Advances in Rasch Measurement, Volume 2, edited by Nathaniel J. S. Brown, Brent Duckor, Karen Draney, and Mark Wilson, is now available. The book is available in soft cover ($57, ISBN 978-1-934116-09-8) and hard cover ($69, ISBN 978-1-934116-08-1). Postage and handling are additional. Information on ordering the book (479 pages) is found at  the Journal of Applied Measurement web site (www.jampress.org). Please go to the JAM Press Books page on the website and scroll down to the new books section.
This book presents a series of papers that highlight advances in Rasch measurement in the areas of fundamental theory, new measurement models, and new applications of unidimensional and multidimensional modeling. The papers in this volume began life as presentations at the 12th and 13th International Objective Measurement Workshops in Cairns, Australia, 2004, and Berkeley, California, 2006. Together, they represent current thinking and progress in the field of construct-referenced measurement and should be required reading for anyone studying or applying Rasch models.
The titles and authors of the nineteen chapters are as follows:

. Bringing Human, Social, and Natural Capital to Life:  Practical Consequences and Opportunities
	William P. Fisher, Jr.
. From Model to Measurement with Dichotomous Items
	Don Burdick, A. Jackson Stenner, and Andrew Kyngdon
. Measuring Measuring:  Toward a Theory of Proficiency with the Constructing Measures Framework
	Brent Duckor, Karen Draney, and Mark Wilson
. Predicting Responses from Rasch Measures
	John M. Linacre
. Random Parameter Structure and the Testlet Model:  Extension of the Rasch Testlet Model
	Insu Paek, Haniza Yon, Mark Wilson, and Taehoon Kang
. Estimating Tests Including Subtests
	Steffen Brandt
. The Construction and Implementation of User-Defined Fit tests for Use with Marginal Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Generalsed Item Response Models
	Raymond J. Adams and Margaret L. Wu	
. The Efficacy of Link Items in the Construction of a Numeracy Achievement Scale from Kindergarten to Year 6
	Juho Looveer and Joanne Mulligan
. Rasch Model's Contribution to the Study of Items and Item Response Scales Formulation in Opinion/Perception Questionnaires
	Jean-Guy Blais, Julie Grondin, Nathalie Loye, and Gilles Raîche
. On the Factor Structure of Standardized Educational Achievement Tests
	Tim W. Gaffey, Robert Cudeck, Emilio Ferrer, and Keith F. Widaman
. Optimizing the Compatibility between Rating Scales and Measures of Productive Second Language Competence
	Christopher Weaver
. Assessment of English Language Development:  A Validity Study of a District Initiative
	Juan D. Sanchez
. Using FACETS to Inform Decisions on Staff Development and Remuneration:  A Case Study of Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness Survey
	Nuraihan Mat Daud and Noor Lide Abu Kassim
. Using Guttman's Mapping Sentences and Many Facet Rasch Measurement Theory to Develop an Instrument that Examines the Grading Philosophies of Teachers
	Jennifer Randall and George Engelhard, Jr.
. Measure for Measure:  Curriculum Requirements and Children's Achievement in Music Education
	Trevor Bond and Marie Bond
. Development of a Multidimensional Measure of Academic Engagement
	Kyra Caspary and Maria Veronica Santelices
. Rasch Family Models in e-Learning:  Analyzing Architectural Sketching with a Digital Pen
	Kathleen Scalise, Nancy Yen-wen Cheng and Nargas Oskui
. Using Item Response Modeling Methods to Test Theory Related to Human Performance
	Diane D. Allen
. Sources of Self-efficacy Belief:  Development and Validation of Two Scales
	Ou Lydia Liu and Mark Wilson

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Journal of Applied Measurement
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