Rasch Measurement Analysis Software Directory

Computer programWebsite obtainable fromFree or paid?EstimationRasch models
Rasch Software: Paid (Commercial)
ConQuest 5 (Windows, Mac)www.acer.edu.au/conquestpaidMMLE, JMLEdichotomous, polytomous, multidimensional, IRT
Facets (Windows)www.winsteps.com/facets.htmpaidJMLE, PROXdichotomous, polytomous
RUMM2030+ (Windows)www.rummlab.com.aupaidPMLE, WMLEdichotomous, polytomous
WINMIRA (Windows)www.von-davier.com ?paidCMLEdichotomous, polytomous
Winsteps (Windows)www.winsteps.com/winsteps.htmpaidCMLE, JMLE, PROXdichotomous, polytomous
Xcalibre (Windows)?paidEMdichotomous, polytomous
Logimo?paidCMLE (Log-linear)dichotomous
LPCM-WIN (Windows)?paidCMLEdichotomous, polytomous
Quest (Windows, old Macs) paidJMLEdichotomous, polytomous
RSP?paidCMLE, MMLEdichotomous
for demo: serial number is "demo"
Rasch Software: freeware
Bigsteps (MS-DOS Windows)www.winsteps.com/bigsteps.htmfreewareJMLE, PROXdichotomous, polytomous
ConstructMap (formerly GradeMap) (Windows & Mac)?freewareMMLE (MLE, EAP, DPVM)dichotomous, polytomous
Facets-DOS (MS-DOS Windows)www.winsteps.com/facdos.htmfreewareJMLE, PROXdichotomous, polytomous
Ganz Rasch (Windows)?freewareCMLE, JMLE, PMLE, WLE, MinChi, PROXdichotomous
ICL (Windows, Mac, Linux)?freewareMMLE, MAP, EAPdichotomous, polytomous
jMetrik (Windows, Mac OSX, Linux)www.itemanalysis.comfreewareJMLE. PROXdichotomous, polytomous
Minifac (Windows)www.winsteps.com/minifac.htmfreewareJMLE, PROXdichotomous, polytomous
Ministep (Windows)www.winsteps.com/ministep.htmfreewareJMLE, XMLE, PROXdichotomous, polytomous
MULTIRA (in German, Windows)?freewareCMLE, JMLE, WMLEdichotomous
OPLM (MS-DOS & Windows)?freeCMLE, MMLEdichotomous, polytomous
WinLLTM (Windows)?free?CMLEdichotomous
Bond&FoxSteps (Windows)Software for Bond & Fox "Applying the Rasch Model"freewareJMLE, PROXdichotomous, polytomous
Digram (Windows)?freewareCMLE (log-linear, graphical)dichotomous, polytomous
SALTUS (Windows)?free?MMLE?
BICAL (MS-DOS Windows)installed on some mainframes-JMLEdichotomous
IRT programs with Rasch-like capability
BILOG-MG (Windows)www.ssicentral.compaidMMLEdichotomous
flexMIRT (Windows)vpgcentral.com/software/flexmirt/paidvariousdichotomous, polytomous
PARSCALE (Windows)www.ssicentral.compaidMMLEdichotomous, polytomous
IRTPRO 2.1 (Windows)www.ssicentral.compaidMMLEdichotomous, polytomous
RASCAL (Windows)?paidJMLEdichotomous
See also software listing at: www.umass.edu
Software with some Rasch functionality
Bayesian Regression (Windows)georgek.people.uic.edu/BayesSoftware.html
(George Karabatsos)
freeware Bayesian posterior estimation via Monte Carlo methods (e.g., MCMC) Bayesian nonparametric (infinite-) mixture, standard normal mixture, dichotomous, polytomous, unidimensional, multidimensional, multi-level, FACETS-type
Damon (Python)www.pythiasconsulting.com
Analysis of multidimensional tabular datasets
open sourceALSdichotomous, polytomous
EQSIRT (Windows, Mac, Linux)www.mvsoft.com/eqsirt10.htmpaidMMLE, MCMCdichotomous, polytomous
ETIRM (Windows)www.smallwaters.com/software/cpp/etirm.htmlfreewareC++ functionsdichotomous, polytomous
flirt (MATLAB)faculty.psy.ohio-state.edu/jeon/free add-onsML+EMdichotomous + IRT models + multidimensional
Frank B. Baker & Seock-Ho Kim (Windows)Item Response Theory: Parameter Estimation Techniques, Second EditionCD-ROM in bookvariousdichotomous, polytomous
Frank B. BakerItem Response Theory: Parameter Estimation Techniques, First Editionfreewarevariousdichotomous
Latent GOLD (Windows)www.statisticalinnovations.compaidMMLERasch Mixture models: dichotomous, polytomous
LIBIRT (C++)libirt.sf.netfreewareMMLE etc.dichotomous
Mpluswww.statmodel.com/irtanalysis.shtmlincludedMLEdichotomous + IRT models
R CRAN Task View: Psychometric Models and Methodsfree add-onsvariousdichotomous, polytomous, continuous
autoRasch: Semi-Automated Rasch Analysisfree add-onsJMLEdichotomous, polytomous
eRm: Extended Rasch Modelingfree add-onsCMLEdichotomous, polytomous
immer: Item Response Models for Multiple Ratingsfree add-onsCMLE, HRM, Facets-wrapperdichotomous, polytomous
ltm: Latent Trait Models under IRTfree add-onsMMLEdichotomous + IRT models
mixRasch: Mixture Rasch Models with JMLEfree add-onsJMLEdichotomous, polytomous, mixture
pairwise: Rasch Model Parameters by Pairwise Algorithmfree add-onsPMLEdichotomous, polytomous
sirt: Supplementary Item Response Theory Modelsfree add-onsPMLE etc.dichotomous, polytomous
TAM: Test Analysis Modulesfree add-onsJMLE, MMLEdichotomous, polytomous, multifacets and more
R Snippets for IRT: WrightMapfree add-onsgraphingdichotomous, polytomous, multidimensional
RaschFit (SAS)RaschFit.sas downloadfree SAS macro to compute expected scores, residuals and mean-square fit statistics using response data and parameter estimatesanydichotomous, polytomous
RASCHTEST (STATA)pro-online.univ-nantes.frfree add-onsCMLE, MMLE, GEEdichotomous, etc.
STATA, S-PLUS, R, etc.
free add-ons??
SAS PROCspublicifsv.sund.ku.dk/~kach/free add-onsCMLE, MMLEpolytomous, longitudinal
STATAwww.stata.com/support/faqs/statistics/rasch-model/-CMLE, Bayesiandichotomous
Rasch demonstration software
Mark Moulton (Windows)Excel Spreadsheet (dichotomous)freewareJMLEdichotomous
John M. Linacre (Windows)Excel Spreadsheet (polytomous)freewareJMLEpolytomous
Simulation software
WinGen (Windows)www.hantest.net/wingenfreeware dichotomous, polytomous
WINIRT (Windows)Hua Fang, George A. Johanson, Ohio Universityfreeware dichotomous
IRT-Labwww.education.miami.edu/facultysites/penfield/freeware various
Rasch unfolding software
Please notify us of corrections or other Rasch software using the comment form below.
CMLE = Conditional Maximum Likelihood Estimation, JMLE = Joint MLE, MMLE = Marginal MLE, PMLE = Pairwise MLE, WMLE = Warm's Mean LE, PROX = Normal Approximation

Rasch-Related Resources: Rasch Measurement YouTube Channel
Rasch Measurement Transactions & Rasch Measurement research papers - free An Introduction to the Rasch Model with Examples in R (eRm, etc.), Debelak, Strobl, Zeigenfuse Rasch Measurement Theory Analysis in R, Wind, Hua Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R, Lamprianou El modelo métrico de Rasch: Fundamentación, implementación e interpretación de la medida en ciencias sociales (Spanish Edition), Manuel González-Montesinos M.
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Rasch Models for Measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Best Test Design - free, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis - free, Wright & Masters
Virtual Standard Setting: Setting Cut Scores, Charalambos Kollias Diseño de Mejores Pruebas - free, Spanish Best Test Design A Course in Rasch Measurement Theory, Andrich, Marais Rasch Models in Health, Christensen, Kreiner, Mesba Multivariate and Mixture Distribution Rasch Models, von Davier, Carstensen
Rasch Books and Publications: Winsteps and Facets
Applying the Rasch Model (Winsteps, Facets) 4th Ed., Bond, Yan, Heene Advances in Rasch Analyses in the Human Sciences (Winsteps, Facets) 1st Ed., Boone, Staver Advances in Applications of Rasch Measurement in Science Education, X. Liu & W. J. Boone Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences (Winsteps) Boone, Staver, Yale Appliquer le modèle de Rasch: Défis et pistes de solution (Winsteps) E. Dionne, S. Béland
Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (Facets), Thomas Eckes Rasch Models for Solving Measurement Problems (Facets), George Engelhard, Jr. & Jue Wang Statistical Analyses for Language Testers (Facets), Rita Green Invariant Measurement with Raters and Rating Scales: Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments (Facets), George Engelhard, Jr. & Stefanie Wind Aplicação do Modelo de Rasch (Português), de Bond, Trevor G., Fox, Christine M
Exploring Rating Scale Functioning for Survey Research (R, Facets), Stefanie Wind Rasch Measurement: Applications, Khine Winsteps Tutorials - free
Facets Tutorials - free
Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (Facets) - free, J.M. Linacre Fairness, Justice and Language Assessment (Winsteps, Facets), McNamara, Knoch, Fan

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