[Rasch] Vocabulary word difficulty

Kulas, John T. jtkulas at stcloudstate.edu
Sun Oct 5 07:20:02 EST 2014

I've also used the UWA site for "difficulty" proxies, maybe it'll prove useful to you:


John T. Kulas, Ph.D.
Professor, I/O Psychology
Saint Cloud State University
(320) 308-3234

From: rasch-bounces at acer.edu.au [mailto:rasch-bounces at acer.edu.au] On Behalf Of Agustin Tristan
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2014 3:09 PM
To: rasch at acer.edu.au
Subject: Re: [Rasch] Vocabulary word difficulty

There are some books like this:
Mark Davies: A frequency dictionary of American English. It has the most frequent words in English and some values about this frequency.

Hope this helps.
Ave. Cordillera Occidental No. 635
Colonia Lomas 4ª San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí.
C.P. 78216 MEXICO
(52) (444) 8 25 50 76 / (52) (444) 8 25 50 77 / (52) (444) 8 25 50 78
Página Web (en español): http://www.ieia.com.mx
Web page (in English): http://www.ieesa-kalt.com/English/Frames_sp_pro.html

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:20 PM, Michael Lamport Commons <commons at tiac.net<mailto:commons at tiac.net>> wrote:

This would especially be useful for words that are on the WAIS 1v
On 10/3/2014 2:33 PM, Dan Kindling wrote:

I hesitate to ask this mundane question amid the fascinating high-level discussion of "Rasching the PISA", but if anyone has information/links/data showing item difficulties for English vocabulary words, I would very much appreciate hearing about it. Thank you.


Rasch mailing list

email: Rasch at acer.edu.au<mailto:Rasch at acer.edu.au>

web: https://mailinglist.acer.edu.au/mailman/options/rasch/commons%40tiac.net


My Best,

Michael Lamport Commons, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Psychiatry

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School

234 Huron Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138-1328

Telephone  (617) 497-5270

Facsimile   (617) 491-5270

Cellular      (617) 320 0896

Commons at tiac.net<mailto:Commons at tiac.net>


Skype: MichaelCommons


This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. <http://www.avast.com/>

Rasch mailing list
email: Rasch at acer.edu.au
web: https://mailinglist.acer.edu.au/mailman/options/rasch/ici_kalt%40yahoo.com<http://www.avast.com/>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: https://mailinglist.acer.edu.au/pipermail/rasch/attachments/20141004/284dc98a/attachment-0001.html 

More information about the Rasch mailing list