[Rasch] AERA Annual Meeting: Rasch Special Interest Group (SIG) news

Young, Michael J (HAS-SAT) Michael.J.Young at pearson.com
Wed Mar 23 09:34:32 EST 2011

Dear Rasch Colleagues:


This year the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
will be held in New Orleans, LA. For those of you who will be travelling
to the United States to attend this meeting, I am writing to invite you
to the business meeting of the Rasch Special Interest Group (SIG). 


The meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 8, from 6:15pm to 7:45pm in
the Doubletree / Rosedown B, where I will provide a brief State of the
SIG address. I am pleased to announce that this year's speaker will be
Mark Wilson of the University of California, Berkeley. Hors d'oeuvres
and a cash bar will be provided. 


Details of the business meeting together with the Rasch SIG's program at
the 2011 Annual Meeting are provided below


I hope you will have the opportunity to attend some of these
presentations and I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.




Michael J. Young, Ph.D. 
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Rasch Measurement SIG Business Meeting  

Fri, Apr 8 - 6:15pm - 7:45pm  Building/Room: Doubletree / Rosedown B

Chair: Michael J. Young (Pearson)

Presentation by Mark Wilson (University of California, Berkeley)

Abstract: In this paper, we present the Latent Growth Item Response
Model (LG-IRM), an application of Rasch ideas to growth modeling.  We
focus on linear growth modeling, which means that each person is
estimated to have two dimensions: an intercept estimate and a growth
estimate.  Polynomial growth modeling is also available, where each
person will have more dimensions, for example, an acceleration dimension
for quadratic growth, etc. This formulation also makes it
straightforward to incorporate measurement techniques such as
differential item functioning (DIF) effects, provision for polytomous
responses, person and item covariates (and time varying covariates), and
multiple (substantive) dimensions of growth.  We provide two empirical
examples to illustrate several of the models, using the ConQuest
software to carry out the analyses.

Issues of Rasch Dimensionality, Scaling, and Fit 

Scheduled Time: Sat, Apr 9 - 2:15pm - 3:45pm  

Building/Room: Doubletree / Shadows

Chair: Shu-Ren Chang (American Dental Association)

Discussant: Matthias Von Davier (ETS) 

*         A Comparison of Item Selection Procedures With Exposure
Control Procedures Under Matched and Mismatched Conditions of Item Pool
and Ability Distribution: Computerized Adaptive Testing With the Partial
Credit Model; Hwa Young Lee (University of Texas - Austin), Barbara G.
Dodd (University of Texas - Austin), Tsung-Han Ho (University of Texas -

*         A Comparison of Panel Designs in the Multistage Test Based on
the Partial Credit Model; Jiseon Kim (University of Washington -
Seattle), Hyewon Chung (John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY),
Ryoungsun Park (University of Texas - Austin), Barbara G. Dodd
(University of Texas - Austin)

*         Poor Targeting and CUTLO in Parameter Estimation; Qiong Fu
(University of Illinois - Chicago), Everett V. Smith (University of
Illinois - Chicago)

*         Rasch Analysis for the Evaluation of Rank of Student Response
Times in Multiple Choice Examinations;  James J. Thompson (Louisiana
State University Health Sciences Center), Tong Yang (Louisiana State
University Health Sciences Center), Sheila W. Chauvin (Louisiana State
University - Health Sciences Center)


Rasch Poster Session

Scheduled Time: Sat, Apr 9 - 4:05pm - 5:35pm

Building/Room: Sheraton / Grand Ballroom C

Title Displayed in Event Calendar: Poster Session 8

*         A Rasch Analysis of Self-Efficacy and Context Beliefs Among
Urban Elementary Teachers; Jessica Gale (Emory University)

*         A Rasch Analysis of the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale; Eric
D. Teman (University of Northern Colorado)


Studies in Rasch Conditions and Applications

Scheduled Time: Sun, Apr 10 - 10:35am - 12:05pm  Building/Room:
Doubletree / Rosedown B

Chair: Kathy E. Green (University of Denver)

Discussant: Shudong Wang (Northwest Evaluation Association)

*         A Comparison of Two Estimation Methods for the Many-Facet
Rasch Model Using Real Data From a Large-Scale Language Assessment;
Guangming Ling (ETS)

*         Cross-Country Comparisons of Inattentive, Hyperactive, and
Impulsive Behavior in School-Based Samples of Young Children; Christine
Merrell (University of Durham), Irene Styles (University of Western
Australia), Peter B. Tymms (University of Durham), Helen R. Wildy
(University of Western Austria), Paul Jones (Durham University)

*         Exploring the Accuracy of Writing Self-Efficacy Judgments of
Eighth Graders Using Rasch Measurement Theory and Qualitative Methods;
George Engelhard (Emory University), Nadia Behizadeh (Emory University)



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