Eleventh International Objective Measurement Workshop


Trevor Bond and William Fisher
Trevor Bond (left), incoming Rasch SIG Chair,
with William Fisher, IOMW-XI host, at Mulate's.
William is eating alligator, which is Trevor's staple diet!
Photo by Matt Schulz

New Orleans, April 6-7, 2002, following AERA-NCME

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. 1900 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA.

Organizer: William P. Fisher, Jr. Program Chair: Trevor Bond


Thursday-Friday, Winsteps, John M. Linacre

Friday, ConQuest, Mark Wilson

Saturday, April 6


Symposium: European Developments of the Rasch Model

Organizer: Matthias von Davier

Presenters: Jürgen Rost (Ger.), Cees Glas (Neth.), Claus Carstensen (Ger.), Matthias von Davier


Assigning Cardiac Troponin-T (CTNT) cutoff using latent class analysis. L.H. Bernstein, S.A. Zarich, Bridgeport Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine, Bridgeport, CT

Using the Mixed Rasch Model to Discover Latent Classes of Cognitive Self-Efficacy. Karen M. Schmidt, University of Virginia

ASCP Board of Registry Prospective Study: Burnout Scale. Lidia Dobria & Donna Surges Tatum, ASCP Board of Registry



Rasch regression: The process and applications, Svetlana A. Beltyukova, University of Toledo

The effect of dropping low scores on ability estimates, Ryan Bowles, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

Some features of the estimated sampling distribution of the ability estimate in computerized adaptive testing according to two stopping rules. Gilles Raiche, Universite de Moncton & Jean-Guy Blais, Universite de Montreal


Examination equivalency as it relates to multifaceted Rasch differential item functioning (DIF) of CBM Reading and Written Expression probes. Peter D. MacMillan

Monitoring Reader Performance In The Advanced Placement English Literature And Composition Program With A Many-Faceted Rasch Model. George Engelhard, Jr., Emory University, Carol M. Myford, Educational Testing Service

Obtaining Task Importance Weights from Job Analysis Survey Data: An Application of the Multi-Faceted Rasch Model Ning Wang, Assessment Systems, Inc.



Development of a Scale to Measure Career Advancement Indicators in Community College Administrators. Edward W. Wolfe & Kim E. Van Der Linden, Michigan State University

Defining Professionals through Rasch Paired Comparisons: A New Model for Better, Faster and Easier Task Analyses. Gregory E. Stone, Florida Department of Health: Medical Quality Assurance

Developing a common unit of measure: Rasch scaling of instructional subtests with a criterion-referenced origin and a standard error spacing factor. Arthur S. Ellen


Evaluation of the Diabetes Self Care Scale. Nantawadee P. Lee & William P. Fisher, Jr, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Science Center

A Simplified Nutrition Screen for Hospitalized Patients Using Readily Available Laboratory and Patient Information. Linda Brugler, St. Francis Hospital & Larry H. Bernstein, Yale University

Reliability and Validity Studies on the Housing Quality Questionnaire. Edward J. Clark & Kendon J. Conrad, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lunch-Time Discussion (Catered)

The role of professional organizations, meetings and publications in Rasch measurement.

Various representatives: Rasch SIG, IOM, JAM, IOMW, ICOM, Objective Measurement series etc.


Symposium: Does the Rasch model really measure up?

Organizer: Trevor Bond (Aust.)

Presenters: Joel Michell (Aust.), William P. Fisher, Jr., George Karabatsos, Victor Bunderson




Estimating and testing Rasch DIF parameters under model- assumptions violations. Stephen Moore & Mark Wilson, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Using Adjusted GPA and Adjusted Course Difficulty Measures to Evaluate Differential Grading Practices in College Dina Bassiri and E. Matthew Schulz, ACT, Inc.

Functional Equivalence of Translated Test Items in the PrePrimary Project. Edward W. Wolfe, Michigan State University


Rasch Analysis Explicating Processing Mechanisms of the Object Location Memory Test. Tracy L. Kline &Karen M. Schmidt, University of Virginia

Establishing an Invariant Metric Scale of Genomic Evolution. Nathan J. Markward, Tulane University Health Sciences Center

A Rasch Measurement Model Analysis Of The Comprehensive Test Of Cognitive Development (CTCD). Andreas Demetriou & Leonidas Kyriakides, University of Cyprus


Symposium: Building Domain Theories of Learning and Growth Over Repeated Cycles: Some Conceptual and Technical Issues

Organizer: Victor Bunderson

Presenters: Diane Strong-Krause, Victor Bunderson, Van Newby, Tim Pelton (Can.)


Readability, Reading Ability, and Comprehension. A. Jackson Stenner with Benjamin D. Wright

The use of Optimal Appropriateness Measurement in the context of the English National Curriculum tests. Iasonas Lamprianou, CFAS, University of Manchester, UK

Constructing One Scale to Describe Two Statewide Exams. Insu Paek, Deborah G. Peres & Mark Wilson, University of California at Berkeley

Applying the Rasch and Extended Generalizability Theory Models: Discrepancies Between Approaches. George A. Marcoulides, California State University, Fullerton & Leonidas Kyriakides, University of Cyprus

7:00pm Dinner at Mulate's



Symposium: Recent Progress in Rasch Model Fit Analysis

Organizer: George Karabatsos

Presenters: Richard M. Smith, Iasonas Lamprianou (UK), John M. Linacre, George Karabatsos


Transcendence: Thought Experiments with a Non-Unidimensional Quasi-Rasch Model. Mark H. Moulton, The Andrea O'Brennan Foundation

Assessing the age-related effects of interference on working memory tasks using the Rasch model. Ryan Bowles, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

The Emperor Has No Clothes: What Makes A Criterion-Referenced Standard Valid. Gregory E. Stone, Florida Department of Health

Investigation of Rasch Measurement Efficiency for Multiple Choice Items. Anatoliy A. Maslak, Kursk State Pedagogical University, Tatijana S. Anisimova & Sergej A. Osipov, Slavian branch of Armavir State Pedagogical Institute, Russia


Symposium:Solving measurement problems with ConQuest

Organizer: Mark Wilson

Presenters: Mark Wilson, Derek Briggs, Diane Allen, Karen Draney, Margaret Wu (Aust.),

Christian Monseur (Aust.), Raymond Adams (Aust.)


A comparative analysis of the ratings in performance assessment using generalizability theory and many-facets Rasch model. Sungsook C. Kim & Mark Wilson, University of California, Berkeley



Consistency of Examiner Severity and Test Equating. Mary E. Lunz, Measurement Research Associates, Inc.

Eliminating Disconnected Subsets in FACETS. Patrick Fisher, Measurement Research Associates, Inc.

A Scientific Investigation of Public Speaking: Rater Behavior. Donna Surges Tatum, American Society for Clinical Pathology


Methods for Constructing Confidence Intervals for Rasch Person Measures. Roger E. Graves, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria

Rasch Fit Statistics as a Direct Test of the Invariance of Parameter Estimation. Richard M. Smith & Kyunghee Suh, American Institutes for Research

Practical considerations about expected a posteriori estimation in adaptive testing: Adaptive a priori, adaptive correction for bias, and adaptive integration interval. Gilles Raiche, Universite de Moncton & Jean-Guy Blais, Universite de Montreal

Catered Lunch - Closing Discussion

IOMW-XI Sessions. … 15:4 p. 844-847

IOMW-XI Sessions … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2002, 15:4 p. 844-847

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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