Tenth International Objective Measurement Workshop
LSU Health Sciences Center, Medical Education Building
1901 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Saturday, April 22, 2000

8:30 Welcome
Bronya Keats, Acting Department Head, Biometry & Genetics, LSU Health Science Center

8:45 Introductory remarks
William P. Fisher, Jr. (LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans)

9:00 Educational Measurement Applications

Consistency of Writing Prompt Difficulties Across Elementary School Grades. P. MacMillan, U. Northern British Columbia

Application of Rasch Measurement to Wrong Answers on the Mathematics Multiple-Choice Items from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). M. Garner, Kennesaw SU, Georgia

Mapping Task Frequency: Medical Technologists 1993, 1995, & 1997. D.S. Tatum, Amer. Soc. Clinical Pathologists

What do Rasch Measurements Tell Us that Total Scores Don't Tell Us? A Progress Report on Computerized Adaptive Testing at Kelly Services, Inc. G. Moore, W. Heinz, Kelly Services

10:45 Rating Scale Applications

A Theory of Rating Scale Usage. T.R. O'Neill, Amer. Soc. Clinical Pathologists

How Do We Know What Consumers Are Thinking? T. Rehfeldt, Unilever

Rasch Structure of Masculine Identity Scales. L.H. Ludlow, Boston College

International Adaptation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System. C.-H. Chang, David Cella, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, B.D. Wright, U. Chicago

1:15 Multidimensional Modeling Discussant: Y.-M. Thum, U. California, Los Angeles

Multidimensional Rasch modeling. M. Wilson, D. Briggs, U. California, Berkeley

Multidimensional Models for Embedded Assessment. K. Draney, D. Peres, C. Kennedy, U. California, Berkeley

Multidimensional Models in a Developmental Context. Y. Xie, T. Dawson, U. California, Berkeley

An Application of a Multidimensional Random Coefficients Multinomial Logit Model to Evaluating Cognitive Models of Reasoning in Genetics. E.W. Wolfe, Michigan SU, D. Hickey, Georgia SU, A. Kindfield, Educational Designs Unlimited

3:15 Issues in Model Fit Analysis

A Comparison of Methods for Assessing Unidimensionality in Rasch Measurement. R.M. Smith, E.B. Smith, Michigan SU

Using Rasch Measures for Rasch Model Fit Analysis. George Karabatsos, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Comparison of Two DIF Identification Techniques. R. MacIntosh, California SU, Sacramento

Using Rasch Measurement Theory to Explore Translation DIF on Mathematics Items: Evidence From the United States and the Russian Federation. S.I. Bazarova, G. Engelhard, Jr., Emory U

The Impact of Item Characteristics on Outcomes Measurement. C.-H. Chang, D. Cella, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, B.D. Wright, U. Chicago)

7:00 Dinner at Mulate's (Julia Street and Convention Center Blvd.)

Sunday, April 23, 2000

8:30 Philosophical and Implementation Issues

Disproving the Rasch Model: a Taxonomy of Criticisms. J.M. Linacre, U. Chicago

When the Logits Go to Work: Putting "Rasch" Measurement in Place Across an Entire Health Care Corporation. E.R. Mahoney, PeaceHealth

Reliability for Performance Examinations: Revisited. Mary Lunz, Measurement Research Inc., J.M. Linacre, U. Chicago

Intra- and Interlaboratory Instrument Calibration Tests: Beyond Instrument-Dependent Measurement to Systematic Metrology. W.P. Fisher, Jr., LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

10:30 Piagetian Measurement Applications
Discussant: W.P. Fisher, Jr. LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Linking Two Measures of Cognitive Development: The Piagetian Reasoning Tasks. C. Fox, U. Toledo

Modeling the Acquisition of Logical Thinking in Two Tests. W. Gray, U. Toledo

Quantifying the Unquantifiable? Rasch Modelling Applied to Piagetian Interview Data. L. Yu, U. Toledo, E. Bunting, James Cook U., Australia

Calibrating Cognitive Development: Problems and Promise. T. Bond, James Cook U., Australia

1:15 Item Bundling Discussant: G. Engelhard, Jr., Emory U.

Rasch Models for Item Bundles M. Wilson, U. California, Berkeley

The Rater Bundle Model M. Hoskens, M. Wilson, U. California, Berkeley

Local Dependence between Latent Traits when Common Passages are Used. W.-C. Wang, Nat. Chung Cheng U., Taiwan, M. Wilson, U. California, Berkeley

Cross-Dimensional Item Bundles. K. Draney, H. Yamada, U. California, Berkeley

3:15 Posters and Software Demonstrations: 2nd Floor Auditorium Lobby


CONQUEST M. Wu, R. Adams, M. Wilson, Australian Counc. on Educ. Res. and U. California, Berkeley

ConstructMap (formerly GradeMap): Multidimensional Models in the Classroom. C. Kennedy, K. Draney, M. Wilson, U. California, Berkeley

IPARM Richard Smith, Applications of Rasch Measurement

WINSTEPS & FACETS J.M. Linacre, U. Chicago


Can Health Risks Be Measured Quantitatively? Ambiguous Evidence Suggests Possibly Not. K. DeSalvo, J. Block, Tulane U. Med. Ctr, New Orleans, W.P. Fisher, Jr. LSU Health Sciences Ctr

Comparing Inappropriate School Behaviors across Cultures: More from Rasch Modeling. L. Yu, U. Toledo

Detecting Non-Attending Behaviors in Questionnaire Data Using the Rasch Rating Scale Model. J.R. Manalo, E.W. Wolfe, Michigan SU

The Diabetes Quality Improvement Project Indicators. J. Johnson, Earl K. Long Hospital, Baton Rouge

An Eigenvector Method for Estimating Item Parameters of the Dichotomous and Polytomous Rasch Models. M. Garner, Kennesaw SU, G. Engelhard, Jr., Emory U.

Measuring Motivation in Technology Use Among 5th Grade Students. Y.S. Whang, Southeastern Louisiana U.

Measuring Physicians' Obesity Knowledge and Attitudes. J. Block, K, DeSalvo, Tulane U. Med. Ctr, New Orleans, W.P. Fisher, Jr., LSU Health Sciences Ctr

Measuring Women's Violence Tolerance, Attitudes, and Knowledge. C.R. Lafuente, LSU Health Sciences Ctr, New Orleans

Medical Students' Attitudes towards Death and Dying: A Rasch Scaling Analysis. P. DeBlieux, R. DiCarlo, L. Taylor, G. Karabatsos, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Multi-Faceted Assessment of Police Academy Cadets. P. Dralle, B. Lousteau, W.P. Fisher, Jr., LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Patient Satisfaction Measurement in the Louisiana State-Wide Public Hospital System. D. Angelico, LSU HSC Health Care Services Division, New Orleans

Rasch Analysis of Aesculapian Society Medical School Course Evaluations. G. Jeansonne, G. Karabatsos, M. Levitsky, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Rasch Measurement as an Analytic Hierarchy Process. M. Garner, Kennesaw SU, G. Engelhard. Jr., Emory U.

Social Support Among Youth. N. Markward, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, M.J. Markward, U. Georgia, Athens

Stochastic Conjoint Measurement: A Fuzzy-Logic Alternative to Probability Theory. G. Karabatsos, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Validation of a Measure of Computer Anxiety. J. King, Trevor Bond, James Cook U., Australia

IOMW10 Sessions … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2000, 13:4 p. 719

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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