[Rasch] Rasch Measurement Workshop

rsmith rsmith at jampress.org
Fri Mar 23 07:45:26 EST 2012

JAM Press will be sponsoring an Introduction to Rasch Measurement workshop in conjunction with the Ohio River Valley Objective Measurement Seminar on May 19, 2012, in Lexington, KY.  Details of the workshop are provided below.  registration materials and the workshop agenda can be found on the JAM/JAM Press web site (WWW.JAMPRESS.ORG)  Just scroll down to the Rasch Measurement Workshops link and click on the Lexington, KY, May 2012 link.

An Introduction to Rasch Measurement
May 19, 2012 at the Embassy Suites,
Lexington, KY


The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the theory and application 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 focus on the dichotomous Rasch measurement model, although WINSTEPS output for rating scale and partial credit models will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to use current Rasch software (WINSTEPS).

The format will consist of four self-contained units. The units are: Introduction to Rasch Measurement; Item and Person Estimation (including various fit analyses); Test Equating and CAT administration; and Examples of Rasch Analyses including Running WINSTEPS. The material covered is these units provide an overview of material that would normally be covered in a graduate level measurement course. 

Registration includes the one-day workshop, a copy of Introduction to Rasch Measurement (698 pages), and Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications (470 pages). See www.jampress.org for more details on these publications.  The cost of the workshop is $200 for professionals and $140 for students (no post-docs).

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

Director: 	Richard M. Smith

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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