Objective Measurement: Theory Into Practice, Volume 2

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This is the second volume in the series that focuses on the International Objective Measurement Workshops and the work of Georg Rasch. In the area of practice, two major clusters of new work are reported in this volume: a national pilot study of computer-adaptive testing in professional licensure and applications of a type of Rasch model called the Facet Model.

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Overview

This is the second volume in the series that focuses on the International Objective Measurement Workshops and the work of Georg Rasch. In the area of practice, two major clusters of new work are reported in this volume: a national pilot study of computer-adaptive testing in professional licensure and applications of a type of Rasch model called the Facet Model.

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

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Table of Contents

HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES

Fundamental Measurement and the Fundamentals of Rasch Measurement

The Relevance of the Classical Theory of Measurement to Modern Psychology

The Rasch Debate: Validity and Revolution in Educational Measurement

Historical Views of the Concept of Invariance in Measurement Theory

PRACTICE

Computer-Adaptive Testing: A National Pilot Study

Reliability of Alternate Computer-Adaptive Tests

The Equivalence of Rasch Item Calibrations and Ability Estimates Across Modes of Administration

Constructing Measurement with a Many-Facet Rasch Model

Development of a Functional Assessment That Adjusts Ability Measures for Task Simplicity and Rater Leniency

Measuring Chemical Properties with the Rasch Model

Impact of Additional Person Performance Data on Person, Judge, and Item Calibrations

THEORY

Local Independence: Objectively Measurable or Objectionably Abominable?

Objective Measurement with Multidimensional Polytomous Latent Trait Models

When Does Misfit Make a Difference?

Comparing Attitude Across Different Cultures: Two Quantitative Approaches to Construct Validity

Consequences of Removing Subjects in Item Calibration

Item Information as a Function of Threshold Values in the Rating Scale Model

Assessing Unidimensionality for Rasch Measurement

Author Index

Subject Index

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