RMT 19:1 Announcements, Notes and Quotes

Rasch Workshops

May 24-26, 2005 - Tuesday-Thursday, Dallas TX
Winsteps workshop
May 31-June 2, 2005 - Tuesday-Thursday, Dallas TX
Facets workshop
conducted by John Michael Linacre

June 20, 2005 - Monday, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Winsteps and Facets workshop
conducted by John Michael Linacre

July 20, 2005 - Wed. San Salvador, El Salvador
Introductory Course on Rasch Analysis
conducted by Agustin Tristan (in Spanish)

July 25-Oct. 31, 2005 - Online
Introduction to Rasch Measurement and Traditional Classical Test Theory (CTT)
conducted by David Andrich and Ida Marais

July 25-26, 2005 - Monday-Tuesday, Chicago IL
Introduction to IRT/Rasch measurement using Winsteps
conducted by Ken Conrad & Nick Bezruczko

July 27-28, 2005 - Wed.-Thursday, Chicago IL
Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement using Facets
conducted by Carol Myford & Lidia Dobria

Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS) &
International Symposium on Measurement and Evaluation (ISME) 2005

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

June 21-23, 2005 (Tues.-Thur.)

Speakers include Trevor Bond & John Michael Linacre

Presentation proposals invited.

June 20, 2005 - Monday: Pre-Conference Workshop on Winsteps and Facets, conducted by John Michael Linacre


Midwest Objective Measurement Seminar

Friday, May 20, 2005, 9:00 - 4:00

School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago
1603 West Taylor Street
Chicago IL 60612-4394

The purpose of the MOMS is to allow students, teachers and practitioners to present research in progress or results of research studies, as well as, provide a forum for discussion of measurement issues. The seminar provides the opportunity for those interested in measurement to get together for serious discussion and social interaction.

Please send your proposals to me. The proposal should be one paragraph that explains the purpose of the study, data, and results summary. Be sure to include your name and affiliation. Email proposals to me at mlunz-at-measurementresearch.com

I encourage all of you to participate.
Mary E. Lunz, www.measurementresearch.com

Sponsored by the Institute for Objective Measurement and the University of Illinois at Chicago

iAchieve online assessment services

"Where You're at Report"

Colored bands indicate performance levels. Test questions are positioned by difficulty. The question in bold red was answered incorrectly. www.iachieve.com.au


San Salvador, El Salvador

July 20, 2005: Introductory Course on Rasch Analysis conducted by Agustin Tristan (in Spanish)

July 21-22, 2005: Evaluation Conference organized by the Institute of Evaluation and Advanced Engineering, Mexico

July 23, 2005: Organized Sight-Seeing:

Participation fee: $175 includes materials, a CD of the presentations and lunch. Hotel rate $50 single, $55 double includes buffet breakfast. Air transport is affordable, with flights from Houston, Mexico City, San Jose, etc. People are friendly and there are no security problems.

Web page (in Spanish and English) www.ieesa-kalt.com

A Rasch Citation Anomaly

According to Google-Scholar, there are 388 citations of Georg Rasch's book, "Probabilistic Models", and 84 citations of "Probabalistic Models".

Let's use our spelling-checkers!

Citations to Facets

Scholarly citations by year to Facets Rasch software (Linacre, 1987) and synonyms. The 241 citations are listed at: www.winsteps.com/facetman/references.htm

ConstructMap (formerly GradeMap) is Progressing Quickly!

Now downloadable: Version 4.5 of ConstructMap (formerly GradeMap), developed in association with Mark Wilson's book "Constructing Measures".

Probabilities direct the conduct of the wise man.
(Probabilia ... sapientis vita regeretur.)
Cicero, De Natura Deorum, i, 5, 12. (45 B.C.?)

But to us, probability is the very guide of life.
Bishop Joseph Butler, The Analogy of Religion (1736)

Rasch Measurement Transactions 19:1 Notes and Quotes … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2005, 19:1 p.1006

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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Coming Rasch-related Events
June 23 - July 21, 2023, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Aug. 11 - Sept. 8, 2023, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com


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