RMT 19:4 Notes and Quotes

MOMS

Midwest Objective Measurement Seminar
Chicago Circle Center (CCC), UIC
750 South Halsted Street, Room 605

Friday, April 28, 2006, 9:00 - 4:45

Measurement of Participation. Allen Heinemann, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Equating Versions of the FIM. Anne Deutsch,, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Special Presentation: David Andrich, Murdoch University, Australia

A Domain Level Model. Matthew Schultz, ACT

Hierarchical Rater Modeling. Timothy Muckle, Promissor

A Comparison of Pre-Equating with Post-Administration One-Step Equating For Initial Computerized Testing. Linjun Shen,, NBOME

Using Person Fit Statistics to Screen for Atypical Persons At-risk for Suicide. Kendon J. Conrad, Nikolaus Bezruczko, HyeJung Park, Michael Dennis, UIC

The New Lexile Framework for Writing. Jackson Stenner, MetaMetrics

Stability of Item Calibrations. Ross Brown, Measurement Research Associates, Inc.

Complex Adaptive Functionality via Measurement William P. Fisher, Jr., Avatar International


The Second Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium

PROMS HK 2006

The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Tai Po, HONG KONG

Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th June, 2006

With 60 paper proposals accepted and invited keynote presentations, the program will be both varied and interesting. Rasch measurement workshops (including Facets And Winsteps workshops) will precede the conference (Sunday 25, Monday 26).

The theme of the conference is

"Rasch Measurement: A Tool for Scientific Progress for the Asia Pacific"

It will focus on recent advances in objective measurement as a tool for scientific progress in education, health and the social sciences. It will provide an international forum for discourse on the latest research in using Rasch measurement as well as opportunities to learn more about Rasch measurement.

The program will include a Teachers' Day (Thursday 29th June) and pre-conference workshops (Sunday 25th - Monday 26th June). For details about registration and accommodation, please visit our website:

www.promshk.org

We look forward to welcoming you in this important and exciting event! We would be delighted if you could forward this invitation to your colleagues.


Optometry and Vision Science

is soliciting papers for a Feature Issue

Vision-related Quality of Life

Deadline for submission October 1, 2006.

A feature issue provides the opportunity for your work to be published alongside similar subject matter. Past feature issues of OVS have included a number of important and highly-cited papers. For example, the 20 or so papers published in the 1999 feature issues on myopia have been cited well over 300 times.

Patient-centered assessments of vision have become standard supplements to vision tests in clinical trials, with these instruments gaining importance as main outcome measures. With a developing research focus, these instruments are evolving from relatively simple measures to increasingly discriminatory, reliable and valid ones. It is intended for the feature issue to include a broad spectrum of topics associated with vision-related quality of life, including:

Manuscripts must be submitted online and should be prepared according to the instructions to authors at this web site. Indicate that your paper is being submitted for this feature issue.

Manuscripts will be subjected to peer review under the editorial leadership of David Elliott, with Trudy Mallinson, and Konrad Pesudovs serving as Co-Editors.


Journal of Applied Measurement. Volume 7, Number 1. Spring 2006

Expansion of a Physical Function Item Bank and Development of an Abbreviated Form for Clinical Research. Rita K. Bode, Jin-shei Lai, Kelly Dineen, Allen W. Heinemann, Danial Shevrin, Jamie Von Roenn, and David Cella. pp. 1-15

Using Rasch Analysis to Test the Cross-Cultural Item Equivalence of the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire and the Hopkins Symptom Checklist Across Vietnamese and Cambodian Immigrant Mothers. Yoonsun Choi, Amy Mericle, and Tracy W. Harachi. pp. 16-38

Using Rasch Measurement to Investigate Volleyball Skills and Inform Coaching. Ryan P. Bowles and Nilam Ram. pp. 39-54

The Assessment of Diabetes Knowledge and Self-Efficacy in a Diverse Population using Rasch Measurement. Ben S. Gerber, Maria Pagcatipunan, Everett V. Smith, Jr., Semonti S. Basu, Kimberly A Lawless, Louanne I. Smolin, Michael L. Berbaum, Irwin G. Brodsky, and Arnold R. Eiser. pp. 55-73

Using LinLog and FACETS to Model Item Components in the LLTM. Tracy L. Kline, Karen M. Schmidt, and Ryan Bowles. pp.74-91

Development of a Comprehensiveness of Rasch Measurement Application Scale. Iasonas Lamprianou. pp 92-116.

Issues in Multi-Item Scale Testing and Development using Structural Equation Models. Shaun McQuitty and James W. Bishop. pp. 117-128

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Rasch Analysis of Rank-Ordered Data. John M. Linacre. pp. 129-139

Memorial - The Measure of a Man: Nam Raju. Rita K. Bode. pp. 140

Richard M. Smith, Editor

JAM web site: www.jampress.org
JAM library recommendation form


Journal of Applied Measurement. Volume 7, Number 2. Summer 2006

Rasch Analysis of a New Construct: Functional Caregiving for Adult Children with Intellectual Disabilities. Shu-Pi C. Chen, Nikolaus Bezruczko, and Sheila Ryan-Henery

Whose Criterion Standard Is It Anyway? Gregory E. Stone

Adjusted Rasch Person Fit Statistics. Dimiter M. Dimitrov and Richard M. Smith

From Rasch Scores to Regression. Karl Bang Christensen, 184-191

The Stability of Marker Characteristics Across Tests of the Same Subject and Across Students. Iasonas Lamprianou

Development of a Money Mismanagement Measure and Cross-Validation Due to Suspected Range Restriction. Kendon J. Conrad, Michael D. Matters, Daniel J. Luchins, Patricia Hanrahan, Danielle L. Quasius, and George Lutz

Understanding Rasch Measurement: The Mixed Rasch Model: An Example for Analyzing the meaning of Response Latencies in a Personality Questionnaire. Michaela M. Wagner-Menghin

Richard M. Smith, Editor

JAM web site: www.jampress.org
JAM library recommendation form


Introduction to Rasch Measurement and Traditional Classical Test Theory (CTT)

RASCH 2006

Announcing an External Study/Online Unit

24 July - 30 October 2006

Unit Coordinators:

Professor David Andrich and Dr. Ida Marais

The Unit of Study - Background

In the Australian Semester 2, 2006 (July 24 to October 30), a graduate unit of study introducing Rasch measurement and Rasch analysis is available in the external study mode. This mode of study means that the unit can be studied from anywhere in the world. A discussion group will operate for online interaction as part of the unit of study.

Students enrolled obtain (i) a set of lecture materials, which includes hard copy of all of the lectures, (ii) details of the assignments you will be required to submit, (iii) the necessary reading materials, and (iv) the Study Guide setting out the steps you will need to follow to successfully complete the unit.

Features of the Unit

The RUMM program is a very easy to use interactive program that permits learning many features of the Rasch measurement model by working around the program's menus - for example the effects of rescoring any item, deleting items, studying alternatives in distractors, assessing differential item functioning, automatic linking of different sets of items, effects of deleting samples or individuals, taking account of missing data, and so on. To enhance understanding all of the information is available both graphically and statistically, including item characteristic curves, person item maps, etc.

www.education.murdoch.edu.au/clcd/docs/rasch06.html


Election of Rasch SIG Officers

Rasch Measurement SIG officers elected to hold office from April 2006 to April 2008 are:

Chair: Thomas O'Neil

Secretary: Ed Wolfe

Ballots mailed electronically to active members: 170

Ballots returned: 32. Ballots spoiled: 0

(Signed) Steven Stemler, Rasch SIG Election Officer, February 23, 2006

As of 3-25-2006, the SIG has 186 members.


Ben Wright at 80

Benjamin D. Wright celebrated his 80th birthday on March 30, 2006. At that time, he had recently fallen and sustained a hip injury. He is recovering in the Warren N. Barr Pavilion of the Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He welcomes visitors and telephone calls.

Long on the wall of Ben's office in Judd Hall, University of Chicago


In 1962, Georg Rasch remarked during his Inauguration Lecture as Professor in Theoretical Statistics at the University of Copenhagen that he would rather have had a chair in Heretical Statistics.
Courtesy of Helmuth Nyborg


RMT 19:4Notes & Quotes … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2006, 19:3 p. 1033-44

Please help with Standard Dataset 4: Andrich Rating Scale Model



Rasch Publications
Rasch Measurement Transactions (free, online) Rasch Measurement research papers (free, online) Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Applying the Rasch Model 3rd. Ed., Bond & Fox Best Test Design, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis, Wright & Masters Introduction to Rasch Measurement, E. Smith & R. Smith Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement, Thomas Eckes Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, George Engelhard, Jr. Statistical Analyses for Language Testers, Rita Green
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Journal of Applied Measurement Rasch models for measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Stave, Yale
in Spanish: Análisis de Rasch para todos, Agustín Tristán Mediciones, Posicionamientos y Diagnósticos Competitivos, Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez

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April 27 - May 1, 2017, Thur.-Mon. AERA, San Antonio, TX, www.aera.net
April 29, 2017, Sat., 16:35 to 18:05. NCME Presidents Invitational Symposium: a new book commemorating Ben Wright's life and career, 16:35 to 18:05, San Antonio, TX, www.ncme.org
May 26 - June 23, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 30 - July 29, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
July 31 - Aug. 3, 2017, Mon.-Thurs. Joint IMEKO TC1-TC7-TC13 Symposium 2017: Measurement Science challenges in Natural and Social Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, imeko-tc7-rio.org.br
Aug. 7-9, 2017, Mon-Wed. In-person workshop and research coloquium: Effect size of family and school indexes in writing competence using TERCE data (C. Pardo, A. Atorressi, Winsteps), Bariloche Argentina. Carlos Pardo, Universidad Catòlica de Colombia
Aug. 7-9, 2017, Mon-Wed. PROMS 2017: Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, proms.promsociety.org/2017/
Aug. 10, 2017, Thurs. In-person Winsteps Training Workshop (M. Linacre, Winsteps), Sydney, Australia. www.winsteps.com/sydneyws.htm
Aug. 11 - Sept. 8, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Aug. 18-21, 2017, Fri.-Mon. IACAT 2017: International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing, Niigata, Japan, iacat.org
Sept. 15-16, 2017, Fri.-Sat. IOMC 2017: International Outcome Measurement Conference, Chicago, jampress.org/iomc2017.htm
Oct. 13 - Nov. 10, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 10-16, 2018, Wed.-Tues. In-person workshop: Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement Theory and the application of RUMM2030, Perth, Australia (D. Andrich), Announcement
Jan. 17-19, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Rasch Conference: Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement, Matilda Bay Club, Perth, Australia, Website
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
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