[Rasch] Reminder: Rasch Measurement Workshop
rsmith at jampress.org
Sat Apr 6 06:09:55 EST 2013
JAM Press has scheduled an Introduction to Rasch Measurement workshop for Spring 2013. This is a two-day workshop conducted by
Richard Smith and Nikolas Bezruczko in San Francisco, CA. The workshop will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26, 2013.
These are the two days prior to the start of the 2013 AERA/NCME annual meeting in San Francisco. The workshop will be held at
the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel, one of the AERA hotels about two blocks from Union Square.
The Spring 2013 workshop provides an introduction to Rasch measurement, covering all aspects of dichotomous and polytomous
Rasch models. The topics covered in this workshop have been revised to include several new topics that relate to large scale
assessments. These include the Residual Analysis Tool, a spreadsheet application that allows the use of item/person residuals
to help guide instruction and curriculum decisions in schools, decision consistency in Rasch measurement, a key concept with high-stakes
assessments, the Linear Logistic Test Model developed by Gerhard Fischer, an essential topic for quality test item development,
and IPARM: Item and Person Analysis with the Rasch model, an enhanced person and item analysis program that provides
considerably more diagnostic information than is provides by most calibration programs.
Workshop attendees will receive a copy of three JAM Press books, Introduction to Rasch Measurement, Rasch Measurement:
Advanced and Specialized Applications, and Criterion Referenced Testing: Practice Analysis to Score Reporting using
Rasch Measurement, and a one year subscription to the Journal of Applied Measurement. The registration also includes a
continental breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop. Further information on the workshop, including registration
and hotel information, can be found at the JAM/JAM Press website (www.jampress.org) Simply click on the Rasch Measurement
Workshops tab at the bottom of the page and this will take you to a pdf that contains the workshop description, agenda, and
workshop registration information in a printable pdf file.
Richard M. Smith, Editor
Journal of Applied Measurement
P.O. Box 1283
Maple Grove, MN 55311, USA
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