Objective Measurement: Theory Into Practice, Volume 5

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The chapters in this new volume describe original research concerned with both theory and practice in measurement. The material originated in presentations made at a conference that brings together practicing professionals and theoreticians in diverse areas of measurement and related fields. The first group of papers embody the most important aspect of objective measurement — its application to diverse contexts and purposes. The examples included concentrate on two types of situations: performance assessment and ...

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Overview

The chapters in this new volume describe original research concerned with both theory and practice in measurement. The material originated in presentations made at a conference that brings together practicing professionals and theoreticians in diverse areas of measurement and related fields. The first group of papers embody the most important aspect of objective measurement — its application to diverse contexts and purposes. The examples included concentrate on two types of situations: performance assessment and criterion-referenced testing. The specific contexts range from writing assessment, to assessment of the professional development of teachers, to high school physics. The second group of papers are focused on an area of great importance in assessment today: the modeling of raters and judges in an assessment context. The volume concludes with papers that explore the domain of theory in measurement, characterized by an innovative approach to model-building. Even though they are categorized as theory papers, most are based on the complicated and interesting problems that arise in quite specific contexts. As such, they represent some of the most original and exciting developments in the field of measurement today ranging from multidimensional measurement to graph theory and clustering techniques.

This volume presents original research concerned with the practice of measurement, and the theory of measurement. The words in the title, objective measurement indicate that the chapters are all related to a particular approach to the philosophy and practice of measurement. By objective measurement, we mean that, in a situation where a certain class of stimuli (for example, items) are used to measure certain individuals.

The chapters in this book originated in presentations made at the International Objective Measurement Workshop (IOMW) devoted to exploring the interface between theory and practice in measurement. Based on the complicated and interesting problems that arise in quite specific contexts, they represent some of the most original and exciting developments in the field of measurement today.

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Editorial Reviews

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Nineteen chapters selected (with the exception of two) from the 41 papers presented at the Fifth International Objective Measurement Workshop (IOMW5) held March 1989, Berkeley, California, some having been considerably revised, discuss applications, theory, philosophy, and history. Applications are discussed in a variety of fields: personality psychology, school environment, personnel management, pain research, motor performance, and curriculum development. New measurement models and mathematical and statistical aspects are also addressed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

MARK WILSON is Professor of Education at the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in the areas of educational assessment, educational evaluation and applied statistics.

GEORGE ENGELHARD is Profesor of educational measurement and policy at Emory University.

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Table of Contents

MEASUREMENT PRACTICE

Setting and Evaluating Performance Standards for High Stakes Writing Assessments, George Engelhardt Jr. and Belita Gordon

Formative Evaluation of a Performance Assessment Scoring System, Susan Paulukonis, Carol Myford and Joan I. Heller

Using Criterionreferenced Maps to Produce Meaningful Evaluation Measures: Evaluating Changes in Middle School Science Teachers' Assessment Perceptions and Practice, Lily Roberts

Using the Rasch Model to Study Large Scale Physics Exams in Australia, Andrew Stephanou

APPLICATONS INVOLVING RATERS AND JUDGES

Raters and Single Prompt-to-Prompt Equating Using the FACETS Model in a Writing Performance Assessment, Yi Du and William L. Brown

An Examination of Variation in Rater Severity Over Time: A Study in Rater Drift, Mark Wilson and Harry Case

A Method to Compare Rater Severity Across Several Administrations, Thomas R. O'Neill and Mary Lunz

Detecting Rater Effects in Simulated Data with a Multi-faceted Rasch Rating Scale Model, Edward W. Wolfe, Chris W. T. Chiu and Carol M. Myford

Unmodelled Rater Discrimination Error, Peter Congdon

Setting Standards on Performance Examinations, Mary E. Lunz

MEASUREMENT THEORY

A Multicomponent Rasch Model for Measuring Covert Processes: Application to Lifespan Ability Changes, Susan Embretson and Karen M. Schmidt

Interpreting the Parameters of a Multidimensional Rasch Model, Wen-chung Wang, Mark Wilson and Raymond J. Adams

The Implications of Halo Effects and Item Dependencies for Objective Measurement, T. F. McNamara and Raymond J. Adams

Rasch Measurement Theory, The Method of Paired Comparisons, and Graph Theory, Mary Garner and George Engelhard Jr.

AProcedure for Detecting Pattern Clustering in Measurement Designs, George Marcoulides and Zvi Drezner

Examining Replication Effects in Rasch Fit Statistics, Richard M. Smith, Randall E. Schumaker, and M. Joan Bush

APPENDIX

The Ninth International Objective Measurement Workshop

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