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the BFLO conference

July 12 & 13, 1998, Buffalo, New York
Measuring Progress Across the
Rehabilitation Continuum

Strengthening the transition of patients across the medical rehabilitation continuum, and the role of valid, reliable outcome measurements.

Sunday, July 12, includes:
Carl V. Granger, The Rehabilitation Continuum
Linacre & Wright, Measurement Outcomes
R. Linn, Prediction Models
M. Stineman, Staging Anticipated Need
L. Tesio, Measuring with the FIM

Evening: Botanical Gardens & Dinner.

Monday, July 13, includes:
A. Heinemann, Measurement and Policy
J. Miller, Information Standards
S. Bukowski, Geriatric Assessment

Saturday, July 11, UDSMR Training Workshops

232 Parker Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo NY 14214-3007
Tel. (716) 829-2076 ext. 64
FAX: (716) 829-2080

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Second International Outcome
Measurement Conference

University of Chicago
May 15 & 16, 1998

Brings together leaders in the outcomes measurement movement in health sciences and rehabilitation medicine to increase the utility, interchangability and communication among measurement instruments. Participants will discuss their work and formulate strategies for co-calibration of outcome measurement systems, using of Rasch measurement models to solve practical problems.

Anne Fisher, William P. Fisher Jr., Norbert Goldfield, Carl Granger, Gunnar Grimby, Dennis Hart, Allen Heinemann, Michael Linacre, Larry Ludlow, David McArthur, Mary Segal, Alan Tennant, Luigi Tesio, Craig Velozo, John Ware, and Benjamin Wright.

The registration deadline is April 15, 1998.

Richard M. Smith

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Quality Assessment -
Quality Learning

International Conference

Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Sept. - 1 Oct. 1998

Sept. 28: Training in principles and techniques.
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1: Workshops, papers.

Proposal deadline: June 15.

Fred Shaw

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First New England
Objective Measurement Workshop

Portland, Maine
Thursday, April 30, 1998

The first NEOM Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Conference of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO). Scheduled are paper presentations of Rasch-related research studies and applications, round-table discussions of on-going projects, and an open-forum discussion of technical issues.

Topics include the recently conducted Third International Mathematics and Science Study, the development of pediatric disability assessment instruments, and ways to account for differing rater judgments of musical performance.

Larry H. Ludlow
Boston College, School of Education
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167-3813

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Developmental Assessment
International Seminar

Melbourne, Australia
July 6-7, 1998

Assessing and monitoring student learning, and reporting student progress. Supporting teachers to assess student achievement. Selecting assessment methods. Judging performance and recording observations. Diagnosing individual strengths. Assisting students to monitor their own learning. Reporting to parents. Evaluating progress and effectiveness at the school level. Setting performance standards (benchmarks). Monitoring performance across education systems. Benchmarking achievement against international standards.

Speakers will address the construction and use of...

variables in the measurement of educational achievement.
Benjamin D Wright (University of Chicago)
frameworks for assessing children's development.
Bonnie Campbell Hill (Seattle, Washington)
SEPUP variables in Californian schools.
Mark Wilson (University of California at Berkeley)
developmental continua to monitor literacy learning.
Alison Dewsbury (First Steps, Western Australia)
literacy profiles in Australian and US schools.
Patrick Griffin (University of Melbourne)
proficiency scales in large-scale assessment programs.
Geoff Masters (ACER)

Australian Council for Educational Research
Tel. (011-61) 3-9277-5571
FAX: (011-61) 3-9277-5500

Second International Outcome Measurement Conference University of Chicago, May 15 & 16, 1998 … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 1998, 11:4 p. 596.

the BFLO conference July 12 & 13, 1998, Buffalo, New York, Measuring Progress Across the Rehabilitation Continuum … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 1998, 11:4 p. 588.

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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