IOMW2006: 13th International Objective Measurement Workshop

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.

Post-Conference Workshops

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

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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