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A Course in Rasch Measurement Theory 2023

Thursday 2 February – Friday 10 February 2023
In collaboration with researchers from University of Sydney and University of Western Australia.

Part 1: Overview of principles of Rasch measurement and the RUMM2030 software

2– 3 February 2023

Part 1 is designed to familiarise participants in the practical use of the RUMM2030 software – a very easy to use interactive program that analyses comprehensive diagnostics in both tabular and graphical forms. It can also be used in large scale assessments including vertical equating.

Part 2: Rasch Measurement Theory

6-10 February 2023

Rasch models of measurement are used in large scale national and international assessments, not only to analyse test data after collection, but to use as criteria for design of test items and their administration. This is also an opportunity to study with researchers from UWA and the University of Sydney who have made advancement in all areas of Rasch models for measurement. The Psychometric Laboratory at UWA conducts research in all areas of Rasch models for measurement, in particular epistemological, applied, and in software development. The content of the course is based on two online units that have been taught at UWA for many years. EDUC5638 (Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories) and EDUC5606 (Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement of Modern Test Theory)

Please use the hashtag #Rasch23 in social media posts.

Part 1: 2-3 February 2023, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Part 2: 6-10 February 2023, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants have the option of attending only Part 1 or Part 2 or both parts of the course – each with different pricing structures.

University of Sydney,
Camperdown Campus

  Early-bird rate
(before midday 2/12/22)
Standard rate
(after midday 2/12/22)
Part 1 only
(2 days)
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Part 2 only
(5 days)
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Register here
Parts 1 & 2
(7 days)
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The course will be at an intermediate level and consists of two parts. Participants have the option of attending only Part 1 or Part 2 or both parts of the course.

All participants will receive a copy of the new RUMM2030 software valid until the end of 2023. Participants are required to bring their own Laptop. Free Wifi is available.

Part 1 – Overview of principles of Rasch measurement and the RUMM2030 software.
See description above for more details.

Part 2 – Rasch Measurement Theory
Topics include:

  • Theory of social measurement and Rasch models
  • Revision of Rasch’s model for dichotomous responses and his original work
  • Multiple choice items and guessing
  • Understanding the Polytomous Rasch Model
  • Model fit statistics; Advanced understanding of differential item functioning (DIF)
  • Vertical equating and DIF
  • Assessing two violations of the requirement of local independence: multidimensionality and response dependence and Facets analysis and analysis of longitudinal data.

* Please note there are other city hotels closer to Sydney CBD, further from campus.

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Contact us

Kathleen Walker

Event manager