University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
April 5-7, 2006
Wednesday, April 5, 2006.
8:45 a.m. Welcome - Mark Wilson
9:00 a.m. Opening Presentation - Ray Adams - Reliability and Item Response Modeling: Myths, Observations and Applications
9:45 Symposium 1: Multidimensionality: Theory and Practice. Chair: Linda Morell
David Andrich - On characterizing the thickness of an educational measurement
Steffen Brandt - Modeling Tests With Sub-Dimensions
Tim Gaffney - On the Factor Structure of Standardized Educational Achievement Tests
Hiroyuki Yamada, Karen Draney, Tzur Karelitz, Stephen Moore, and Mark Wilson - Comparison of dimension-aligning techniques in a multidimensional IRT context
11:15 a.m. Roundtables 1: Differential Item Functioning and Bias.
Donna J. Butterbaugh, Richard M. Smith, Vincent A. Maurelli - Examining Type I and Type II Error Rates in Small Sample DIF Statistics
Xiaoting Huang, Kelly Lei Wang - Validity Equivalence Between the Chinese and English Versions of the IEA Child Cognitive Developmental Status Test
Ou Lydia Liu - Gender Similarities or Differences: Analysis based on PISA mathematics 2003
Maria Veronica Santelices - Differential Item Functioning in the SAT Reasoning Test
Yiyu Xie, Mark Wilson - Imperial vs. Metric Study (IMS)
11:15 a.m. Roundtables 2: Item Bundles and Testlets.
Steffen Brandt - Exploring Bundle Dependencies for the Embedded Attitudinal Items in PISA 2006
Cherdsak Iramaneerat, Carol M. Myford, Rachel Yudkowsky - Item dependency in an objective structured clinical examination
Insu Paek, Haniza Yon, Mark Wilson - Random Parameter Structure and Testlet Model: Extension of the Rasch Testlet Model
1:15 p.m. Roundtables 3 Objective Measurement Across the Disciplines I.
Pedro Alvarez, Francisco J. Moral, Jose Canito - Rasch model and geostatistics techniques for atmospheric pollution
Tsair-Wei Chien, John Michael Linacre, Wen-Chung Wang, Ou Lydia Liu - Rasch Analysis of Teams Abilities and Home Court Advantages for 2005-2006 NBA Ranks
Curt Hagquist - The Psychometric Properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire - an Analysis of Swedish Data based on the Rasch Model
Rense Lange, James Houran - Perceived importance of employees' traits and abilities for performance in hospitality jobs
Nathan J. Markward, William P. Fisher, Bronya J. B. Keats - A Measurement Theoretic Version of the Ohta-Kimura Stepwise-Mutation (Ladder) Model
A. Jackson Stenner, Mark H. Stone - Does the Reader Comprehend the Text Because the Reader is Able or Because the Text is Easy?
1:15 p.m. Roundtables 4: Equating Test Forms I.
Mark H. Moulton, Howard A. Silsdorf - Multidimensional Equating: Linking Multidimensional Test Forms by Constructing an Objective n-Space
Richard Patz, Venessa Lall, Christopher Domaleski - Estimating the Rasch Model with Block-Diagonal Item Response Matrix: An Exploration of Winsteps Software with Implications for Equivalent-Groups Equating
1:15 p.m. Roundtables 5: Precision, Error, and Fit I.
Clemens Draxler - Sequential Tests for the Rasch Model
Anatoli A. Maslak - A Simulation Study of Rasch Measurement Precision for Dichotomous Items
Matthew Stearns, Richard Smith - On the Estimation of Classification Consistency Indexes for Complex Assessments
2:15 p.m. Symposium 2: A Matter of Judgment: Standard Setting and Rater Consistency. Chair: Diane Allen
Sun-Geun Baek, In-Hee Choi - The Mastery Level Judgment Consistency Rate of a Rasch Model Based Standard Setting Method for Classroom Achievement Tests
Trevor G. Bond, Noor Lide Abu Kassim - Use of the Many Facet Rasch Model in Resolving Standard Setting Issues
William P. Fisher, Jr., Batya Elbaum, Lisa Persinger, Alan Coulter - Survey-Based Service Quality Standards under IDEA: An Open Source Platform for Metrological Uniformity
Peter D. MacMillan - Rater stability and applicant pool quality across successive applicant pools: A many-faceted Rasch rating scale analysis
3:45 p.m. Symposium 3: Assessment for e-Learning: Case studies of an emerging field. Chair: Kathleen Scalise. Discussant: Cathleen A. Kennedy.
Diana J. Bernbaum - NetPASS: Construct and content validity in e-learning products
Mike Timms - Quantum Tutors: Matching instructional goals with assessment in e-learning
S. Veeragoudar Harrell - Cognitive Diagnostics Using Rasch family models to map student understanding
Kristen Burmester - ALEKS: Making e-learning assessment reports useful in classroom instruction
Thursday, April 6, 2006
9:00 a.m. Plenary Session - Mark Wilson
9:45 Symposium 4: Person and Population Models. Chair: Karen Draney
John Gargani - Using the Rasch Model to Evaluate Programs and Program Theories: An Example from the Evaluation of an Integrated Science and Literacy Curriculum
Robert W. Massof - The Theoretical Difference Between IRT and Rasch Models (It's Not What You Think!)
George Jay Unick - An Analysis of the Latent Structure of the DSM IV Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder
Yiyu Xie - To Guess or Not to Guess? It is a student's choice
11:15 a.m. Symposium 5: Measuring Growth. Chair: Cathleen A. Kennedy
Derek Briggs, Ed Wiley, Jon Weeks - Vertical Scaling in Value-Added Models for Student Learning
Theo Dawson-Tunik - Cognitive change is stage-like: The cumulative evidence from a decade of Rasch modeling
Shudong Wang, Hong Jiao, Michael J. Young, Ying Jin - The Effects of Linking Designs in Vertical Scaling on the Growth Patterns of Student Achievement
1:15 p.m. Roundtables 6: Objective Measurement Across the Disciplines II.
Pedro Alvarez, M.A. Blanco - Measuring Sensorial Perception
Robert Frederick Cavanagh, Joseph Romanoski - Rasch and structural equation modeling analyses of teacher observations of school principal leadership
Sergij Gabrscek - Why not do it differently: Analysis of examination results in Slovenia
Hung-Jung Lin, Tsair-Wei Chien, Wen-Chung Wang - Rasch analysis assists a hospital with salary allocation for physicians in emergency department
Nathan J. Markward - Separating the Parameters of Genealogy and Mutation: Violations of Local Independence as Deviations from Genetic Equilibrium
Kavita L. Seeratan - Evaluative Implementations: Meaning Equivalence Instructional and Assessment Methodology for Deep Understanding
Sharon G. Solloway, W.P. Fisher, Jr. - Mindfulness Practice: A Rasch Variable Construct Innovation
1:15 p.m. Roundtables 7: Equating Test Forms II.
Anli Lin, Don Meagher, Eugene Bowles, Christina P. Stellato - Creating Equivalent Groups for Equating with Bootstrap and Matched Samples
Xiaohui Zheng - A Comparison Study of IRT Item Parameter Scaling Methods in Common-Item Nonequivalent Groups Equating
1:15 p.m. Roundtables 8: Precision, Error, and Fit II.
Kirk A. Becker, George Karabatsos - Determining confidence intervals for IRT statistics through parametric bootstrapping
Timothy Muckle, Betty Bergstrom, Kirk Becker, John Stahl - Impact of Altering Randomization Intervals on Precision of Measurement and Item Exposure
2:15 p.m. Symposium 6: Structured Construct Development. Chair: Cheryl Schwab
Diane D. Allen - Using Item Response Modeling Methods to Develop Theory Related to Human Performance
Brent Duckor - Measuring Measuring: An item response theory approach
Jennifer Randall Thomas, George Engelhard, Jr. - Using Guttmann's Facet Theory to Develop an Instrument that Examines the Grading Practices of Teachers
Christopher Weaver - Optimizing the compatibility between rating scales and product measures of second language competence
3:45 p.m. Symposium 7: Current Critical Issues Related to Science Assessments. Chairs: Hong Jiao, Shudong Wang. Discussant: Richard Patz
Shudong Wang, Hong Jiao, Michael J. Young, Lihua Yao - The effect of construct shift in science achievement across grades on a science vertical scale
Jiahe Qian - Linking 2005 NAEP science assessments through bridge samples
Hong Jiao, Shudong Wang, Zarko Vukmirovic - Investigation of local item dependence in scenario-based science assessment
Nathaniel J.S. Brown, Cathleen A. Kennedy, Karen Draney, Mark Wilson - Assessing a learning progression in science: Solving psychometric issues
Friday, April 7, 2006.
8:00 a.m. Workshops I
John M. Linacre, William Bonk - Modeling many-facets data using Facets: An introduction
David Andrich - Interactive analysis of data using RUMM2020
Cathleen A. Kennedy - ConstructMap (formerly GradeMap)
10:00 a.m. Workshops II
John M. Linacre, Mark H. Moulton - Winsteps applied to messy data
Karen Draney, Hiro Yamada, Ray Adams - ConQuest
IOMW 2006 Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2006, 19:3 p. 1036-7
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