[Rasch] Rasch Measurement Workshop

rsmith rsmith at jampress.org
Tue Sep 24 02:11:56 EST 2013

JAM Press has scheduled an Introduction to Rasch Measurement workshop for Fall 2013. This is a three-day workshop conducted by Richard Smith, Nikolas Bezruczko, and Stefanie Wind in Maple Grove, MN, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 31, Noverber 1 and 2, 2013. The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Maple Grove, MN, easily accessable from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

The Fall 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, decision consistency in Raschmeasurement, a key concept with high-stakes assessments, the Linear Logistic Test Model, essential to 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 disgnostic information than is provides by most calibration programs. In addition, the workshop will feature an additional half-day session on outcomes measurement in the health sciences and an additional half-day session to work on INSTEPS analyses.

Workshop attendees will receive a copy of four JAM Press book, Introduction to Rasch Measurement, Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications, Criterion Referenced Testing: Practice Analysis to Score Reporting using Rasch Measurement, and Rasch Measurement in Health Sciences and a one year subscription to the Journal of Applied Measurement. The registration also includes a continental breackfast and lunch each of the three day. 

Further information on the workshop, including registration and hotel information, can be found at the JAM Press website (www.jampress.org). Simply click on the Rasch Measurement Workshops link to download the printable pdf file that includes the workshop description and registration form.

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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