[Rasch] Rasch Measurement Workshop

rsmith rsmith at jampress.org
Fri Jul 29 05:08:48 EST 2011

We are planning a 2-day Rasch workshop for October 8-9, 2010 in Maple Grove, MN, USA. Below is a brief description for the October workshop. I would appreciate if you could pass this along to anyone that may be interested.

Thank you,



The purpose of this training session is to introduce participants to the theory and applications of Rasch measurement. This session will provide participants with the necessary tools to become effective consumers of research employing Rasch measurement and the skills necessary to solve practical measurement problems. Instructional material will be based on four Rasch measurement models: dichotomous, rating scale, partial credit, and many-facet data. Participants will have the opportunity to use current Rasch software. 

The format will consist of eight self-contained units. The units are: Introduction to Rasch Measurement; Item and Person Calibration; Dichotomous and Polytomous Data; Performance and Judged Data; Applications of Rasch Measurement I and II; Examples of Rasch Analyses; and Analysis of Participants Data. The material covered is these units are an overview of material that would normally be covered in approximately two to three graduate level measurement courses. The co-directors will divide the topics in each session to maximize individual strengths. 

Registration includes the full 2-day workshop, a continental breakfast each morning, lunch each afternoon, over 550 pages of handouts and tutorial material, a copy of Introduction to Rasch Measurement (698 pages), Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications (470 pages), Criterion-Reference Testing: Practice Analysis to Score Reporting using Rasch Measurement Models (560 pages), and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Applied Measurement. See www.jampress.org for more details on these publications.

Audience: Anyone interested in learning about the practical aspects of Rasch measurement. Previous training in measurement is recommended, but not necessary. 

For workshop details, including a registration form, please visit www.jampress.org under Rasch Measurement Workshops.

Contact Richard Smith at rsmith at jampress.org or Everett Smith at evsmith at uic.edu if you have any questions.

Richard M. Smith, Editor
Journal of Applied Measurement
P.O. Box 1283
Maple Grove, MN  55311, USA
website:  www.jampress.org
phone: 763-268-2282
fax: 763-268-2782 

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