Journal of Applied Measurement

P.O. Box 1283

Maple Grove, MN 55311


Table of Contents

Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2000

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Scaling and Standard Setting using Rasch Measurement

Everett V. Smith, Jr. and Brian D. Johnson

An Investigation of Factors Affecting Test Equating in Latent Trait Theory

Surintorn Suanthong, Randall E. Schumacker, and Michael M. Beyerlein

An Approach to Studying Scale for Students in Higher Education:

A Rasch Measurement Model Analysis

Russell F. Waugh, Teck Kiong Hii, and Atique Islam

Modeling Effects of Differential Item Functioning in Polytomous Items

Wen-Chung Wang

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Rasch Models Overview

Benjamin D. Wright and Magdalena Mok


Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 2000

Development of a Nutritional Self-Efficacy Scale for Prospective Physicians

Jessica A. Schulman and Edward W. Wolfe

The Impact of Receiving the Same Items on Consecutive Computer Adaptive Test Administrations

Thomas O’Neill, Mary E. Lunz, and Keith Thiede

A Critique of Rasch Residual Fit Statistics

George Karabatsos

Construct Validity of Scores/Measures from a Developmental Assessment of Mathematics using Classical and Many-Facet Rasch Measurement

Madhabi Banerji

Understanding Rasch Measurement:  Fit Analysis in Latent Trait Measurement Models

Richard M. Smith


Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 2000

Development of a Scale for Measuring Invasive Plant Environmentalism

Edward W. Wolfe and Hallie Dozier

Factorial Modeling of Differential Distractor Functioning in Multiple-Choice Items

Wen-Chung Wang

Measurement of Cognitive Performance in Computer Programming Concept Acquisition: Interactive Effects of Visual Metaphors and the Cognitive Style Construct

Elspeth McKay

CAT Administration of Language Placement Examinations

John Stahl, Betty Bergstrom, and Richard Gershon

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Metric Development and Score Reporting in Rasch Measurement

Everett V. Smith, Jr.


Vol. 1, No. 4, Winter 2000

The Social Physique Anaxiety Scale:  An Example of the Potential Consequences of Negatively Worded Items in Factorial Validity Studies

Robert W. Motl, David E. Conroy, and Patrick M. Horan

Moral and Evaluative Reasoning Across the Life-span

Theo Linda Dawson

Methodological Issues in Using the Rasch Model to Select Cross Culturally Equivalent Items in Order to Develop a Quality of Life Index: The Analysis of Four WHOQOL-100 Data Sets (Argentina, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom)

Alain Leplege, Emmanuel Ecosse,

and WHOQOL Rasch Project Scientific Committee

Simultaneous Measurement of Reading Growth, Gender, and Relative-Age Effects: Many-Faceted Rasch Applied to CBM Reading Scores

Peter MacMillan

Understanding Rasch Measurement:  Equating and Item Banking with the Rasch Model

Edward W. Wolfe


Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2001

Historical View of the Influences of Measurement and Reading Theories on the Assessment of Reading

George Engelhard, Jr.

The Assessment of Unidimensionality of Normal and Lognormal Data: A Look at Two Nonparametric Procedures

Anne E. Seraphine, James J. Algina, and M. David Miller

Rasch Measurement in the Assessment of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adult Patients

Luis Prieto, Montse Roset, and Xavier Badia

An Investigation of Gender Differences in the Components Influencing the Difficulty of Spatial Ability Items

Gene A. Kramer and Richard M. Smith

Understanding Rasch Measurement:  Partial Credit Model and Pivot Anchoring

Rita K. Bode

Book Review- Measurement in Psychology: A Critical History of the Methodological Concept by Joel Michell

Trevor Bond


Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 2001

Using the Rasch Measurement Model to Investigate the Construct of Motor Ability in Young Children

Beth Hands and Dawne Larkin

The Alternate Forms Reliability of the New Tasks Added to the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills

Stephanie Ellison, Anne G. Fisher, and  Lelie Duran

Cross-Cultural validation of the Inventory of School Motivation (ISM): Motivation Orientations of Navajo and Anglo Students

Dennis M. McInerney, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, and Valentina McInerney

All Prompts are Created Equal, But Some Prompts are More Equal than Others

Mark D. Shermis, Jeffrey Lee Rasmussen, D. W. Rajecki, and Jennifer Olson

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Objective Standard Setting

Gregory E. Stone


Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 2001

Congruence between a Theoretical Continuum of Masculinity and the Rasch Model: Examining the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory

Larry H. Ludlow and James R. Mahalik

Detecting Unexpected Variables in the MMPI-2 Social Introversion Scale

Chih-Hung Chang and Benjamin D. Wright

A Cross-cultural Procedure to Assess Reliability and Measurement Invariance

Anil Mathur, Benny Barak, Yong Zhang, and Kuen S. Lee

Detecting Differential Rater Functioning over Time (DRIFT) Using the Rasch Multi-faceted Rating Scale Model

Edward W. Wolfe, Bradley C. Moulder, and Carol Myford

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Evidence for the Reliability of Measures and the Validity of Measure Interpretations

Everett V. Smith, Jr.


Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter 2001

Toward Establishing a Unified Metric for Performance and Learning Goal Orientations

Everett V. Smith, Jr. and Caroline Dupeyrat

Controlling for Rater Effects when Comparing Survey Items with Incomplete Likert Data

E. Matthew Schulz and Anji Sun

Polychotomous Modeling of Cognitive Errors in Computer Adaptive Testing

LihShing Wang and Chun-Shan Li

Comparing Holistic and Analytic Scoring for Performance Assessment with Many-facet Rasch Measurement

Eunlim Chi

Understanding Rasch Measurement: The Rasch Model, Additive Conjoint Measurement, and New Models of Probabilistic Measurement Theory

George Karabatsos

Book Review - The Mathematics of Measurement: A Critical History by J. Roche

William P. Fisher, Jr.


Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2002

A Confirmatory Study of Rasch-based Optimal Categorization of a Rating Scale

Weimo Zhu

Dimensionality and Construct Validity of School Development Expectation Scale for Secondary Students

Mo Ching Magdalena Mok and Marcellin Flynn

Item Grouping Effects on Invariance of Attitude Items

Catherine Frantom, Kathy E. Green, and Tony C.M. Lam

Level of Activity in Profound/Sever Mental Retardation (LAPMER): A Rasch-derived Scale of Disability

Luigi Tesio, Maria Rosa Valsecchi, Marina Sala, Paolo Guzzon,

and Mario Alberto Battaglia

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Optimizing Rating Scale Category Effectiveness

John M. Linacre


Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 2002

An Eigenvector Method for Estimating Item Parameters of the Dichotomous and Polychotomous Rasch Models

Mary Garner and George Engelhard, Jr.

Two Strategies for Fitting Real Data to Rasch Polytomous Models

Antonio J. Rojas Tejada, Andres Gonzalez Gomez, Jose L. Padilla Garcia,

and Cristino Perez Melendez

A Comparison of Three Developmental Stage Scoring Systems

Theo Linda Dawson

Development of a Functional Movement Scale for Infants

Suzann K. Campbell, Benjamin D. Wright, and J. Michael Linacre

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Detecting and Evaluating the Impact of Multidimensionality using Item Fit Statistics and Principal Component Analysis of Residuals

Everett V. Smith, Jr.


Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2002

Test Scores, Measurement, and the Use of Analysis of Variance: An Historical Overview

Joseph Romanoski and Graham Douglas

Using Rasch Measurement to Investigate the Cross-form Equivalence and Clinical Utility of Spanish and English Versions of a Diabetes Questionnaire: A Pilot Study

Ben Gerber, Everett V. Smith,Jr., Mariela Girotti, Lourdes Pelaez,

Kimberly Lawless, Louanne Smolin, Irwin Brodsky, and Arnold Eiser

Moving the Cut Score on Rasch Scored Tests

G. Edward Miller and S. Natasha Beretvas

Examining Item Difficulty and Response Time on Perceptual Ability Test Items

Chien-Lin Yang, Thomas R. O'Neill, and Gene A. Kramer

When Raters Disagree, Then What: Examining a Third-rating Discrepancy Resolution Procedure and Its Utility for Identifying Unusual Patterns of Rating

Carol M. Myford and Edward V. Wolfe

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Understanding Resistance to the Data-model Relationship in Rasch's Paradigm: A Reflection for the Next Generation

David Andrich


Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2002

A Multi-factor Rasch Scale for Artistic Judgment

Nikolaus Bezruczko

Establishing Longitudinal Factorial Construct Validity of the Quality of School Life Scale for Secondary Schools

Magdalena Mo Ching Mok and Marcellin Flynn

Rasch-transformed Raw Scores and Two-way ANOVA: A Simulation Analysis

Joseph Romanoski and Graham Douglas

Development of Measurability and Importance Scales for the NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies

Edward W. Wolfe and Sally Nogle

Measuring Leader Perceptions of School Readiness for Reform: Use of an Iterative Model Combining Classical and Rasch Methods

Madhabi Chatterji

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Construction of Measures from Many-facet Data

John M. Linacre

Book Review: Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences by Trevor G. Bond and Christine M. Fox

Reviewed by Edward W. Wolfe


Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 2003

The Effect of Missing Data on Estimating a Respondent’s Location using Ratings Data

R.J. De Ayala

Rasch Simultaneous Vertical Equating for Measuring Reading Growth

Lee Ong Kim

An Examination of Exposure Control and Content Balancing Restrictions on Item Selection in CATs using the Partial Credit Model

Laurie Laughlin Davis, Dena A. Pastor, Barbara G. Dodd, Claire Chiang,

and Steven J. Fitzpatrick

Aerobic Exercise Equipment Preferences among Older Adults: A Preliminary Investigation

Marilyn A. Looney and James H. Rimmer

Measurement Precision of the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS): A Rasch Model Analysis

Elizabeth J. Betemps, Richard M. Smith, Dewleen G. Baker,

and Barbara A. Rounds-Kugler

A Comparative Evaluation of Methods of Adjusting GPA for Differences in Grade Assignment Practices

Pui-Wa Lei, Dina Bassiri, and E. Matthew Schulz

Understanding Rasch Measurement: An Introduction to Multidimensional Measurement

Derek C. Briggs and Mark Wilson


Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 2003

Maximum Information Approach to Scale Description for Affective Measures Based on the Rasch Model

Huynh Huynh and J. Patrick Meyer

Measuring Client Satisfaction with Public Education I: Meeting Competing Demands in Establishing State-wide Benchmarks

John A. King and Trevor G. Bond

Developing an Initial Physical Function Item Bank from Existing Sources

Rita K. Bode, David Cella, Jin-shei Lai, and Allen W. Heinemann

Breakthrough Measuring Neighborhoods

Nikolaus Bezruczko

Rasch Fit Statistics as a Test of the Invariance of Item Parameter Estimates

Richard M. Smith and Kyunghee K. Suh

Measuring Attitudes and Behaviors to Studying and Learning for University Students: A Rasch Measurement Model Analysis

Russell Waugh

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Rasch Techniques for Detecting Bias in Performance Assessment: An Example Comparing the Performance of Native and Non-Native Speakers on a Test of Academic English

Catherine Elder, Tim McNamara, and Peter Congdon


Vol. 4, No. 3, Fall 2003

Conditional Pairwise Estimation in the Rasch Model for Ordered Response Categories using Principal Components

David Andrich and Guanzhong Luo

Reliability and True-score Measures of Binary Items as a Function of Their Rasch Difficulty Parameter

Dimiter M. Dimitrov

Using Logistic Regression to Detect Item-level Non-response Bias in Surveys

Edward W. Wolfe

Rasch Measurement in the Assessment of Amytropic Lateral Sclerosis Patients

Josephine M. Norquist, Ray Fitzpatrick, and Crispin Jenkinson

Measuring Client Satisfaction with Public Education II: Comparing Schools with State Benchmarks

Trevor G. Bond and John A. King

The Recovery of the Density Scale using a Stochastic Quasi-Realization of Additive Conjoint Measurement

Timothy W. Pelton and C. Victor Bunderson

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Substantive Scale Construction

Mark H. Stone


Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 2003

Measurement: A Beginner’s Guide

Joel Michell

Rasch Modeling and the Measurement of Social Participation

Claire Dumont, Richard Bertrand, Patrick Fougeyrollas, and Marie Gervais

Measuring Client Satisfaction with Public Education III:

Trevor G. Bond and John A. King

Examining Reliability and Validity of Job Analysis Survey Data

Ning Wang

Measuring Coping at a University Using a Rasch Model

Russell F. Waugh

Towards a Hierarchical Goal Theory Model of School Motivation

Dennis M. McInerney, Herbert W. Marsh, and Alexander Seeshing Yeung

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Detecting and Measuring Rater Effects Using Many-facet Rasch Measurement: Part I

Carol M. Myford and Edward W. Wolfe


Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2004

Establishing Mathematical Laws of Geonomic Variation

Nathan J. Markward

Comparing Traditional and Rasch Analyses of the Missippippi PTSD Scale: Revaling Limitations of Reverse Scored Items

Kendon J. Conrad, Benjamin D. Wright, Patrick McKnight, Miles McFall, Alan Fontana, and Robert Rosenheck

Evaluating Judge Performance in Sport

Marilyn A. Looney

The Effect of Sample Size for Estimating Rasch/IRT Parameters with Dichotomous Items

Mark Stone and Futoshi Yumoto

Equating Student Satisfaction Measures

Svetlana A. Beltyukova, Gregory E. Stone, and Christine M. Fox

Treating Test-item Nonresponse

Hamish Coates

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Rasch Model Estimation: Further Topics

John M. Linacre


Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 2004

The Impact of Model Misfit on Partial Credit Model Parameter Estimates

Randall D. Penfield

Calibrating the Genome

Nathan J. Markward and William P. Fisher, Jr.

Comparisons of Mathematics Achievement of Grade 8 Students in the United States and the Russian Federation

Saodat I. Bazarova and George Engelhard, Jr

A Rasch Analysis of Three of the Wisconsin Scales of Psychosis Proneness: Measurement of Schizotypy

Roger E. Graves and Sara Weinstein

Evaluation of the 0.3 Logits Screening Criterion in Common Item Equating

G. Edward Miller, Ourania Rotou, and Jon S. Twing

The Effect of Dropping Low Ability Scores on Ability Estimates

Ryan P. Bowles

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Detecting and Measuring Rater Effects Using Many-facet Rasch Measurement: Part II

Carol M. Myford and Edward W. Wolfe


Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 2004

Equating Rehabilitation Outcome Scales: Developing Common Metrics

Richard M. Smith and Patricia A. Taylor

Using Rasch Models to Reveal Contours of Teachers’ Knowledge

Constantina Hadjidemetriou and Julian Williams

Validation of Scores from Self-Learning Scales for Primary Students using True-Score and Rasch Measurement Methods

Magdalena Mo Ching Mok

Reporting the Incidence of School Violence across Grade Levels in the U.S. Using the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

Lei Yu

Pre-Equating: A Simulation Study Based on a Large Scale Assessment Model

Husein M. Taherbhai and Michael Young

The Equivalance of Three Data Collection Methods with Field Test Data: A FACETS Application

Mark Pomplun and Michael Custer

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Rasch Measurement: Using Dichotomous Scoring

Randall E. Schumacker


Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 2004

Measuring Higher Education Outcomes with a Multidimensional Rasch Model

Christine E. DeMars

Measurement in Clinical vs. Biological Medicine: The Rasch Model as a Bridge on a Widening Gap

Luigi Tesio

Dimensionality and Construct Validity of an Instrument Designed to Measure the Metacognitive Orientation of Science Classroom Learning Environments

Gregory P. Thomas

A New Class of Parametric IRT Models for Dichotomous Item Scores

David J. Hessen

Comparing Factor Analysis and the Rasch Model for Ordered Response Categories: An Investigation of the Scale of Gambling Choices

Andrew Kyngdon

Assessing the Assumptions of Symmetric Proximity Measures in the Context of Multidimensional Scaling

Ken Kelley

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Detecting Item Bias with the Rasch Model

Richard M. Smith


Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2005

Rasch Analysis of Inattentive, Hyperactive, and Impulse Behavior in Young Children and the Link with Academic Achievement

Christine Merrell and Peter Tymms

Measuring Statistical Literacy

Rosemary Callingham and Jane Watson

Expected Linking Error Resulting from Item Parameter Drift among Common Items on Rasch Calibrated Tests

G. Edward Miller, Paul Randall Gesn, and Ourania Rotou

Measuring College Sailing Teams Ability: An Application of the Many-Facet Rasch Model to Ordinal Data

William Steve Lang and Judy R. Wilkerson

On the Lack of Comomotonicity between Likert Scores and Rasch-Based Measures

Lucio Bertoli-Barsotti

An Analysis of Dimensionality using Factor Analysis(True-Score Theory) and Rasch Measurement: What is the Difference? Which Method is Better?

Russell F. Waugh and Elaine Chapman

Does Data Rounding-Off Influence Reproducibility Index Estimates?

Bruno Giraudeau, Philippe Ravaud, and Jean-Yves Mary

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Computer Adaptive Testing

Richard C. Gershon


Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2005

Estimating Item Parameters in the Rasch Model in the Presence of Null Categories

Guanzhong Luo and David Andrich

Effects of Item Redundancy on Rasch Item and Person Estimates

Everett V, Smith, Jr.

Measuring Progress Towards Smoking Cessation

Melinda F. Davis, Lee B. Sechrest, and Dan Shapiro

Daredevil Barnstorming to the Tipping Point: New Aspirations for the Human Sciences

William P. Fisher, Jr.

Comparing Rasch Analyses Probability Estimates to Sensitivity, Specificity and Likelihood Ratios when Examining the Utility of Medical Diagnostic Tests

Daniel Cipriani, Christine Fox, Sadik Khuder, and Nancy Boudreau

A Rank-Ordering Method for Equating Tests by Expert Judgment

Tom Bramley

Using the Rasch Model to Validate Stages of Understanding the Energy Concept

Xiufeng Liu and Sarah Conrad

Book Review – Designing and Using Tools for Educational Assessment, Madhabi Chatterji

Jonna M. Kulikiwich

Book Review – Making Measures, Denjamin D. Wright and Mark H. Stone

Edward V. Wolfe


Vol. 6, No. 3, Fall 2005

Special Issue: The Multilevel Measurement Model

The Multilevel Measurement Model: Introduction to the Special Issue

S. Natasha Beretvas and Akihito Kamata

Demonstration of Software Programs for Estimating Multilevel Measurement Model Parameters

J. Kyle Roberts and Rich Herrington

Mixed Model Estimation Methods for the Rasch Model

Frank Rijmen, Francis Tuerlinckx, Michael Meulders, Dirk J. M. Smits, and Katalin Balazs

Some Links between Classical and Modern Test Theory via the Two-Level Hierarchical General Linear Model

Yasuo Miyazaki

Modeling Local Item Dependence with the Hierarchical Generalized Linear Model

Hong Jaio, Shudong Wang, and Akihito Kamata

The Cross-Classified Multilevel Measurement Model: An Explanation and Demonstration

S. Natasha Beretvas, Jason L. Meyers, and Rolando A. Rodriguez

Test Equating in the Presence of DIF Items

Kwang-lee Chu and Akihito Kamata


Vol. 6, No. 4, Winter 2005

Unique Properties of Rasch Model Item Information Functions

Randall Penfield

Evaluation of the Diabetes Self-Care Scale

Nantawadee P. Lee and William P. Fisher, Jr.

Rasch Analysis Examining Processing Mechanisms of the Object Location Memory Test

Tracy L. Kline and Karen M. Schmidt

Using the Rasch Model to Develop a Measure of Second Language Learners’ Willingness to Communicate within a Language Classroom

Christopher Weaver

Knowledge and Understanding Asia: Using a Common Item Pool to Obtain National Estimates

Patrick Griffin and Kerry Woods

Measuring and Comparing Higher Education Quality between Countries Worldwide

Anatoli A. Maslak, George Karabatsos, Tatijana S. Anisimova, and Sergi A. Osipov

Understanding Rasch Measurement: The Relationship between the Rating Scale and Partial Credit Models and the Implication of Disordered Thresholds of the Rasch Models for Polychotomous Responses

Guanzhong Luo


Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2006

Expansion of a Physical Function Item Bank and Development of an Abbreviated Form for Clinical Research

Rita K. Bode, Jin-shei Lai, Kelly Dineen, Allen W. Heinemann, Danial Shevrin, Jamie Von Roenn, and David Cella

Using Rasch Analysis to Test the Cross-Cultural Item Equivalence of the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire and the Hopkins Symptom Checklist Across Vietnamese and Cambodian Immigrant Mothers

Yoonsun Choi, Amy Mericle, and Tracy W. Harachi

Using Rasch Measurement to Investigate Volleyball Skills and Inform Coaching

Ryan P. Bowles and Nilam Ram

The Assessment of Diabetes Knowledge and Self-Efficacy in a Diverse Population using Rasch Measurement

Ben S. Gerber, Maria Pagcatipunan, Everett V. Smith, Jr., Semonti S. Basu, Kimberly A Lawless, Louanne I. Smolin, Michael L. Berbaum, Irwin G. Brodsky, and Arnold R. Eiser

Using LinLog and FACETS to Model Item Components in the LLTM

Tracy L. Kline, Karen M. Schmidt, and Ryan Bowles

Development of a Comprehensiveness of Rasch Measurement Application Scale

Iasonas Lamprianou

Issues in Multi-Item Scale Testing and Development using Structural Equation Models

Shaun McQuitty and James W. Bishop

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Rasch Analysis of Rank-Ordered Data

John M. Linacre

Memorial – The Measure of a Man: Nam Raju

Rita K. Bode


Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 2006

Rasch Analysis of a New Construct: Functional Caregiving for Adult Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Shu-Pi C. Chen, Nikolaus Bezruczko, and Sheila Ryan-Henery

Whose Criterion Standard Is It Anyway?

Gregory E. Stone

Adjusted Rasch Person Fit Statistics

Dimiter M. Dimitrov and Richard M. Smith

From Rasch Scores to Regression

Karl Bang Christensen

The Stability of Marker Characteristics Across Tests of the Same Subject and Across Students

Iasonas Lamprianou

Development of a Money Mismanagement Measure and Cross-Validation Due to Suspected Range Restriction

Kendon J. Conrad, Michael D. Matters, Daniel J. Luchins, Patricia Hanrahan, Danielle L. Quasius, and George Lutz

Understanding Rasch Measurement: The Mixed Rasch Model: An Example for Analyzing the meaning of Response Latencies in a Personality Questionnaire

Michaela M. Wagner-Menghin


Vol. 7, No. 3, Fall 2006

Measuring Teacher Ability with the Rasch Model by Scaling a Series of Product and Performance Tasks

Judy R. Wilkerson and William Steve Lang

An Introduction to the Theory of Unidimensional Unfolding

Andrew Kyngdon

Estimating Person Locations from Partial Credit Data Containing Missing Responsess

R. J. De Ayala

Validation of a Questionnaire Used to Assess Safety and Professionalism among Arborists

Steven G. Viger, Edward W. Wolfe, Hallie Dozier, and Krisanna Machtmes

How Accurate Are Lexile Text Measures?

A. Jackson Stenner, Hall Burdick, Eleanor E. Sanford, and Donald S. Burdick

Rasch Analysis of the Structure of Health Risk Behavior in South African Adolescents

Elias Mpofu, Linda Caldwell, Edward Smith, Alan J. Fisher, Christine Mathews, Lisa Wagner, and Tania Vergnani

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Multicomponent Latent Trait Models for Complex Tasks

Susan E. Embretson and Xiangdong Ya


Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 2006

Standard Systems: The Foundational Element of Measurement Theory

Marion S. Aftanas

An Empirical Study into the Theory of Unidimensional Unfolding

Andrew Kyngdon

Expanding an Existing Multiple Choice Test with a Mixed Format Test: Simulation Studies on Sample Size and Item Recovery in Concurrent Calibration

Insu Paek and Michael J. Young

Fitting Polychotomous Rasch Models in SAS

Karl Bang Christensen

The Development and Validation of the Self-Directed Learning Scales (SLS)

Magdalena Mo Ching Mok, Cheng Yin Cheong, Phillip John Moore, and Kerry John Kennedy

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Using Paired Comparisons to Create the Semantic Construct of Frequency

Thomas R. O’Neill


Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 2007

Attitudes, Order and Quantity: Deterministic and Direct Probabilistic Tests of Unidimensional Unfolding

Andrew Kyngdon and Ben Richards

Conception and Construction of a Rasch-Scaled Measure for Self-Confidence in One’s Vocabulary Ability

Michaela M. Wagner-Menghin

Relative Precision, Efficiency and Construct Validity of Different Starting and Stopping Rules for a Computerized Adaptive Test: The GAIN Substance Problem Scale

Barth B. Riley, Kendon J. Conrad, Nikolaus Bezruczko, and Michael L. Dennis

Bookmark Locations and Item Response Model Selection in the Presence of Local Item Dependence

Garry Skaggs

Comparing Concurrent versus Fixed Parameter equating with Common Items: Using the Rasch Dichotomous and Partial Credit Models in a Mixed Item-Format Test

Husein M. Taherbhai and Daer Yong Seo

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Instrument Development Tools and Activities for Measure Validation using Rasch Models: Part I – Instrument Development Tools

Edward W. Wolfe and Everett V. Smith, Jr.


Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 2007

Mental Self Government: Development of the Additional Democratic Learning Style using Rasch Measurement Models

Tine Nielsen, Svend Kreiner, and Irene Styles

Measuring Math Anxiety (in Spanish) with the Rasch Rating Scale Model

Derardo Prieto and Ana R. Delgado

Using Rasch Analysis to Construct a Clinical Problem-Solving Inventory in the Dental Clinic: A Case Study

Chien-Lin Yang and Gene A. Kramer

Evidence-Based Practice for Equating Health Status Items: Sample Size and IRT Model

Karon F. Cook, Patrick W. Taylor, Barbara G. Dodd, Cayla R. Teal, and Colleen McHorney

Computing Confidence Intervals of Item Fit Statistics in the Family of Rasch Models using the Bootstrap Method

Ya-Hui Su, Ching-Fan Sheu, and Wen-Chung Wang

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Instrument Development Tools and Activities for Measure Validation using Rasch Models: Part II – Validation Activities

Edward W. Wolfe and Everett V. Smith, Jr.


Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall 2007

Special Issue: The Programme for International Assessment

The Programme for International Assessment: An Overview

Ross Turner and Raymond J. Adams

Translation Equivalence across PISA Countries

Aleetta Grisay, John H. A. L. de Jong, Eveline Gebhardt, Alla Berezner, and Beatrice Halleux-Monseur

Ameliorating Culturally Based Extreme Item Tendencies to Attitude Items

Maurice Walker

The Impact of Differential Investment of Student Effort on the Outcomes of International Studies

Jayne Butler and Raymond J. Adams

The Influence of Equating Methodology on Reported Trends in PISA

Eveline Gebhardt and Raymond J. Adams

The Computation of Equating Errors in International Surveys in Education

Christian Monseur and Alla Berezner


Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 2007

Nonequivalent Survey Consolidation: An Example From Functional Caregiving

Nikolaus Bezruczko and Shu-Pi C. Chen

Mindfulness Practice: A Rasch Variable Construct Innovation

Sharon G. Solloway and William P. Fisher, Jr.

Substance Use Disorder Symptoms: Evidence of Differential Item Functioning by Age

Kendon J. Conrad, Michael L. Dennis, Nikolaus Bezruczko, Rodney R. Funk, and Barth B. Riley

A Monte Carlo Study of the Impact of Missing Data and Differential Item Functioning on Theta Estimates from Two Polytomous Rasch Family Models

Carolyn F. Furlow, Rachel T. Fouladi, Phill Gagné, and Tiffany A. Whittaker

Investigation of 360-Degree Instrumentation Effects: Application of the RASCH Rating Scale Model

John T. Kulas and Kelly M. Hannum

Rasch Measurement of Self-Regulated Learning in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-rich Environment

Joseph N. Njiru and Russell F. Waugh

Understanding Rasch Measurement: The Saltus Model Applied to Proportional Reasoning Data

Karen Draney


Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 2008

Strategies for Controlling Item Exposure in Computerized Adaptive Testing with the Partial Credit Model

Laurie Laughlin Davis and Barbara G. Dodd

A Multidimensional Rasch Analysis of Gender Differences in PISA Mathematics

Ou Lydia Liu, Mark Wilson, and Insu Paek

An Exploration of Correctional Staff Members’ Views of Inmate Amenities: A Scaling Approach

Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine, George E. Higgins, and Richard Tewksbury

Measuring Job Satisfaction in the Social Services Sector with the Rasch Model

Eugenio Brentari and Silvia Golia

Comparing Screening Approaches to Investigate Stability of Common Items in Rasch Equating

Alvaro J. Arce-Ferrer

Estimation of the Accessibility of Items and the Confidence of Candidates: A Rasch-Based Approach

A. A. Korabinski, M. A. Youngson, and M. McAlpine

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Binary Items and Beyond:A Simulation of Computer Adaptive Testing Using the Rasch Partial Credit Model

Rense Lange


Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 2008

Effects of Varying Magnitude and Patterns of Response Dependence in the Unidimensional Rasch Model

Ida Marais and David Andrich

Fisher’s Information Function and Rasch Measurement

Mark H. Stone

A Rasch Analysis for Classification of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Kyle Perkins, Robert W. Hoffman, and Nikolaus Bezruczko

Magnitude Estimation and Categorical Rating Scaling in Social Sciences: A Theoretical and Psychometric Controversy

Svetlana A. Beltyukova, Gregory E. Stone, and Christine M. Fox

Impact of Altering Randomization Intervals on Precision of Measurement and Item Exposure

Timothy Muckle, Betty Bergstrom, Kirk Becker, and John Stahl

Rasch Rating Scale Modeling of Data from the Standardized Letter of Recommendation

Sooyeon Kim and Patrick C. Kyllonen

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Understanding Rasch Measurement: Using Rasch Scaled Stage Scores to Validate Orders of Hierarchical Complexity of Balance Beam Task Sequences

Michael Lamport Commons, Eric Andrew Goodheart, Alexander Pekker, Theo Linda Dawson, Karen Draney, and Kathryn Marie Adams


Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 2008

Formalizing Dimension and Response Violations of Local Independence in the Unidimensional Rasch Model

Ida Marais and David Andrich

Overcoming Vertical Equating Complications in the Calibration of an Integer Ability Scale for Measuring Outcomes of a Teaching Experiment

Andreas Koukkoufis and Julian Williams

Understanding the Unit in the Rasch Model

Stephen M. Humphry and David Andrich

Calibration of Multiple-Choice Questionnaires to Assess Quantitative Indicators

Paola Annoni and Pieralda Ferrari

The Impact of Data Collection Design, Linking Method, and Sample Size on Vertical Scaling Using the Rasch Model

Insu Paek, Michael J. Young, and Qing Yi

Factor Structure of the Developmental Behavior Checklist using Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Polytomous Items

Daniel E. Bontempo, Scott. M. Hofer, Andrew Mackinnon, Andrea M. Piccinin, Kylie Gray, Bruce Tonge, and Stewart Einfeld

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Estimation of Decision Consistency Indices for Complex Assessments: Model Based Approaches

Matthew Stearns and Richard M. Smith


Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter 2008

The Differential Impact of Resolution Methods on the Operational Scores of Gender and Ethnic Groups

Shiqi Hao, Robert L. Johnson, and James Penny

A Rasch Measurement Analysis of the Use of Cohesive Devices in Writing English as a Foreign Language by Secondary Students in Hong Kong

Margaret Lai Fun Ho and Russell F. Waugh

Linking Classical Test Theory and Two-level Hierarchical Linear Models

Yasuo Miyazaki and Gary Skaggs

Measuring Self-Complexity: A Critical Analysis of Linville’s H Statistic

Wenshu Luo, David Watkins, and Raymond Y. H. Lam

Measuring Cynicism Toward Organizational Change — One Dimension or Two?

Simon Albrecht

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Assessment of Differential Item Functioning

Wen-Chung Wang


Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 2009

Comparison of Single- and Double-Assessor Scoring Designs for the Assessment of Accomplished Teaching

George Engelhard, Jr. and Carol M. Myford

Mapping Multiple Dimensions of Student Learning: The GradeMap Program

Cathleen A. Kennedy and Karen Draney

A Rasch Model Prototype for Assessing Vocabulary Learning Resulting from Different Instructional Methods: A Preschool Example

Cynthia B. Leung and William Steve Lang

Response Dependence and the Measurement of Change

Ida Marais

An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Teacher’s Judgments and Fit Statistics of the Partial Credit Model

Sun-Geun Baek and Hye-Sook Kim

Using Paired Comparison Matrices to Estimate Parameters of the Partial Credit Rasch Measurement Model for Rater-Mediated Assessments

Mary Garner and George Engelhard, Jr.

Toward a Domain Theory in English as a Second Language

Diane Strong-Krause

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Tools for Measuring Academic Growth

G. Gage Kingsbury, Martha McCall, and Carl Hauser


Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer 2009

The Relationships Among Design Experiments, Invariant Measurement Scales, and Domain Theories

C. Victor Bunderson and Van A. Newby

Considerations About Expected a Posteriori Estimation in Adaptive Testing: Adaptive a Priori, Adaptive Correction for Bias, and Adaptive Integration Interval

Gilles Raîche and Jean-Guy Blais

Local Independence and Residual Covariance: A Study of Olympic Figure Skating Ratings

John M. Linacre

Constructing One Scale to Describe Two Statewide Exams

Insu Paek, Deborah G. Peres, and Mark Wilson

Multidimensional Models in a Developmental Context

Yiyu Xie and Theo L. Dawson

An Application of the Multidimensional Random Coefficients Multinomial Logit Model to Evaluating Cognitive Models of Reasoning in Genetics

Edward W. Wolfe, Daniel T. Hickey, and Ann C.H. Kindfield

Understanding Rasch Measurement: The ISR: Intelligent Student Reports

Ronald Mead


Vol. 10, No. 3, Fall 2009

Using Classical and Modern Measurement Theories to Explore Rater, Domain, and Gender Influences on Student Writing Ability

Ismail S. Gyagenda and George Engelhard, Jr.

The Efficacy of Link Items in the Construction of a Numeracy Achievement Scale—from Kindergarten to Year 6

Juho Looveer and Joanne Mulligan

The Study Skills Self-Efficacy Scale for Use with Chinese Students

Mantak Yuen, Everett V. Smith, Jr., Lidia Dobria, and Qiong Fu

Rasch Family Models in e-Learning: Analyzing Architectural Sketching with a Digital Pen

Kathleen Scalise, Nancy Yen-wen Cheng, and Nargas Oskui

Measuring Measuring: Toward a Theory of Proficiency with the Constructing Measures Framework

Brent Duckor, Karen Draney, and Mark Wilson

Plausible Values: How to Deal with Their Limitations

Christian Monseur and Raymond Adams

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Item and Rater Analysis of Constructed Response Items via the Multi-Faceted Rasch Model

Edward W. Wolfe


Vol. 10, No. 4, Winter 2009

The Rasch Model and Additive Conjoint Measurement

Van A. Newby, Gregory R. Conner, Christopher P. Grant, and C. Victor Bunderson

The Construction and Implementation of User-Defined Fit Tests for Use with Marginal Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Generalized Item Response Models

Raymond J. Adams and Margaret L. Wu

Development of a Multidimensional Measure of Academic Engagement

Kyra Caspary and Maria Veronica Santelices

Random Parameter Structure and the Testlet Model: Extension of the Rasch Testlet Model

Insu Paek, Haniza Yon, Mark Wilson, and Taehoon Kang

A Comparative Analysis of the Ratings in Performance Assessment Using Generalizability Theory and Many-Facet Rasch Model

Sungsook C. Kim and Mark Wilson

The Family Approach to Assessing Fit in Rasch Measurement

Richard M. Smith and Christie Plackner

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Standard Setting with Dichotomous and Constructed Response Items: Some Rasch Model Approaches

Robert G. MacCann


Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2010

Predicting Responses from Rasch Measures

John M. Linacre

Concrete, Abstract, Formal, and Systematic Operations as Observed in a “Piagetian” Balance-Beam Task Series

Theo Linda Dawson, Eric Andrew Goodheart, Karen Draney, Mark Wilson, and Michael Lamport Commons

Sources of Self-Efficacy Belief: Development and Validation of Two Scales

Ou Lydia Liu and Mark Wilson

Reducible or Irreducible? Mathematical Reasoning and the Ontological Method

William P. Fisher, Jr.

Children’s Understanding of Area Concepts: Development, Curriculum and Educational Achievement

Trevor G. Bond and Kellie Parkinson

Thinking about Thinking—Thinking about Measurement: A Rasch Analysis of Recursive Thinking

Ulrich Müeller and Willis F. Overton

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Psychometric Aspects of Item Mapping for Criterion-Referenced Interpretation and Bookmark Standard Setting

Huynh Huynh


Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer 2010

Using Item Response Modeling Methods to Test Theory Related to Human Performance

Diane D. Allen

From Model to Measurement with Dichotomous Items

Don Burdick, A. Jackson Stenner, and Andrew Kyngdon

Using Guttman’s Mapping Sentences and Many Facet Rasch Measurement Theory to Develop an Instrument that Examines the Grading Philosophies of Teachers

Jennifer Randall and George Engelhard, Jr.

Development of Scales Relating to Professional Development of Community College Administrators

Edward W. Wolfe and Kim E. Van Der Linden

Comparing Décalage and Development with Cognitive Developmental Tests

Trevor Bond

Reliability of Performance Examinations: Revisited

Mary E. Lunz and John M. Linacre

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Equating Designs and Procedures Used in Rasch Scaling

Gary Skaggs and Edward W. Wolfe


Vol. 11, No. 3, Fall 2010

Special Issue: The Improving Efficiency in Outcome Measurement

Preface, Improving Efficiency in Outcome Measurement

Allen W. Heinemann

Foreword, Emergence of Efficiency in Health Outcome Measurement

Nikolaus Bezruczko, Guest Editor

Measuring One Variable at a Time: The Wright Way

Ed Bouchard

Rasch-Derived Latent Trait Measurement of Outcomes: Insightful Use Leads to Precision Case Management and Evidence-Based Practices in Functional Healthcare

Carl V. Granger, Marsha Carlin, John M. Linacre, Ronald Mead, Paulette Niewczyk, A. Jackson Stenner, and Luigi Tesio

Generally Objective Measurement of Human Temperature and Reading Ability: Some Corollaries

A. Jackson Stenner and Mark Stone

A Clinically Meaningful Theory of Outcome Measures in Rehabilitation Medicine

Robert W. Massof

Embedding Measurement within Existing Computerized Data Systems: Scaling Clinical Laboratory and Medical Records Heart Failure Data to Predict ICU Admission

William P. Fisher, Jr. and Elizabeth C. Burton

Implementing Computerized Adaptive Tests in Routine Clinical Practice: Experience Implementing CATs

Dennis L. Hart, Daniel Deutscher, Mark W. Werneke, Judy Holder, and Ying-Chih Wang

The Use of PROMIS and Assessment Center to Deliver Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Clinical Research

Richard C. Gershon, Nan Rothrock, Rachel Hanrahan, Michael Bass, and David Cella

Opportunities for CAT Applications in Medical Rehabilitation: Development of Targeted Item Banks

Pamela A. Kisala and David S. Tulsky

Postscript, Emergence of Efficiency in Health Outcomes Measurement

Karon F. Cook


Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter 2010

Rasch Model’s Contribution to the Study of Items and Item Response Scales Formulation in Opinion/Perception Questionnaires

Jean-Guy Blais, Julie Grondin, Nathalie Loye, and Gilles Raîche

Estimating Tests Including Subtests

Steffen Brandt

Measure for Measure: Curriculum Requirements and Children’s Achievement in Music Education

Trevor Bond and Marie Bond

On the Factor Structure of Standardized Educational Achievement Tests

Tim W. Gaffney, Robert Cudeck, Emilio Ferrer, and Keith F. Widaman

The Practical Application of Optimal Appropriateness Measurement on Empirical Data using Rasch Models

Iasonas Lamprianou

Features of the Sampling Distribution of the Ability Estimate in Computerized Adaptive Testing According to Two Stopping Rules

Jean-Guy Blais and Gilles Raîche

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Developing Examinations that use Equal Raw Scores for Cut Scores

Andrew Swanlund and Everett Smith


Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 2011

Using Adjusted GPA and Adjusted Course Difficulty Measures to Evaluate Differential Grading Practices in College

Dina Bassiri and E. Mathew Schulz

Optimizing the Compatibility between Rating Scales and Measures of Productive Second Language Competence

Christopher Weaver

Developing a Domain Theory Defining and Exemplifying a Learning Theory of Progressive Attainments

C. Victor Bunderson

Bringing Human, Social, and Natural Capital to Life: Practical Consequences and Opportunities

William P. Fisher, Jr.

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Distractors with Information in Multiple Choice Items: A Rationale Based on the Rasch Model

David Andrich and Irene Styles


Vol. 12, No. 2, Summer 2011

A Comparison between Robust z and 0.3-Logit Difference Procedures in Assessing Stability of Linking Items for the Rasch Model

Huynh Huynh and Anita Rawls

Assessment of English Language Development: A Validity Study of a District Initiative

Juan D. Sanchez

Equating of Multi-Facet Tests Across Administrations

Mary Lunz and Surintorn Suanthong

Examining Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness using FACETS

Nuraihan Mat Daud and Noor Lide Abu Kassim

Exploring Differential Item Functioning (DIF) with the Rasch Model: A Comparison of Gender Differences on Eighth Grade Science Items in the United States and Spain

Tasha Calvert Babiar

Understanding Rasch Measurement: A Mapmark Method of Standard Setting as Implemented for the National Assessment Governing Board

E. Matthew Schulz and Howard C. Mitzel


Vol. 12, No. 3, Fall 2011

Diagnosing a Common Rater Halo Effect in the Polytomous Rasch Model

Ida Marais and David Andrich

A Comparison of Structural Equation and Multidimensional Rasch Modeling Approaches to Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Edward W. Wolfe and Kusum Singh

The Rainbow Families Scale (RFS): A Measure of Experiences Among Individuals with Lesbian and Gay Parents

David J. Lick, Karen M. Schmidt, and Charlotte J. Patterson

Development of an Instrument for Measuring Self-Efficacy in Cell Biology

Suzanne Reeve, Elizabeth Kitchen, Richard R. Sudweeks, John D. Bell, and William S. Bradshaw

Measuring Schools’ Efforts to Partner with Parents of Children Served Under IDEA: Scaling and Standard Setting for Accountability Reporting

Batya Elbaum, William P. Fisher, Jr., and W. Alan Coulter

An ADL Measure for Spinal Cord Injury

Anne Bryden and Nikolaus Bezruczko

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Selecting Cut Scores with a Composite of Item Types: The Construct Mapping Procedure

Karen Draney and Mark Wilson


Vol. 12, No. 4, Winter 2011

Reducing the Item Number to Obtain Same-Length Self-Assessment Scales: A Systematic Approach using Result of Graphical Loglinear Rasch Modeling

Tine Nielsen and Svend Kreiner

Using Rasch Modeling to Measure Acculturation in Youth

Melinda F. Davis, Mary Adam, Scott Carvajal, Lee Sechrest, and Valerie F. Reyna

Measurement of Mothers’ Confidence to Care for Children Assisted with Tracheostomy Technology in Family Homes

Nikolaus Bezruczko, Shu-Pi C. Chen, Constance D. Hill, and Joyce M. Chesniak

Comparability of Item Quality Indices from Sparse Data Matrices with Random and Non-Random Missing Data Patterns

Edward W. Wolfe and Michael T. McGill

The Influence of Labels Associated with Anchor Points of Likert-type Response Scales in Survey Questionnaires

Jean-Guy Blais and Julie Grondin

Analysis of Letter Name Knowledge using Rasch Measurement

Ryan P. Bowles, Lori E. Skibbe, and Laura M. Justice

Understanding Rasch Measurement: Converging on the Tipping Point: A Diagnostic Methodology for Standard Setting

John A. Stahl and Kirk A. Becker


Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring 2012

Formulating Latent Growth Using an Explanatory Item Response Model Approach

Mark Wilson, Xiaohui Zheng, and Leah McGuire

Using the Mixed Rasch Model to Analyze Data from the Beliefs and Attitudes About Memory Survey

Everett V. Smith, Jr., Yuping Ying, and Scott W. Brown

An Examination of Personality Characteristics Related to Acquiescence

Christine DiStefano, Grant B. Morgan, and Robert W. Motl

Construction and Validation of Two Parent-Report Scales for the Evaluation of Early Intervention Programs

William P. Fisher, Jr., Batya Elbaum, and W. Alan Coulter

Multi-Factor Scale Consolidation When Theory is Weak

Nikolaus Bezruczko and Kyle Perkins

Developing an Emotional Distress Item Bank for Cancer Patients

Allen W. Heinemann, Rita K. Bode, Sarah Rosenbloom, and David Cella


Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 2012

Is the Partial Credit Model a Rasch Model?

Robert W. Massof

Exploring the Alignment of Writing Self-Efficacy with Writing Achievement Using Rasch Measurement Theory and Qualitative Methods

George Engelhard, Jr., and Nadia Behizadeh

Measuring Positive and Negative Affect in Older Adults Over 56 Days: Comparing Trait Level Scoring Methods Using the Partial Credit Model

Monica K. Erbacher, Karen M. Schmidt, Steven M. Boker, and Cindy S. Bergeman

Item Set Discrimination and the Unit in the Rasch Model

Stephen Humphry

Educational Achievement, Personality, and Behavior: Assessment, Factor Structure and Implications for Theory And Practice

Tim W. Gaffney and Cassandra Perryman

An External Validation Study of a Classification of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients

Robert W. Hoffman, Nikolaus Bezruczko, and Kyle Perkins


Vol. 13, No. 3, Fall 2012

The Development and Validation of the Core Competencies Scale (CCS) for the College and University Students

Bin Ruan, Magdalena Mo Ching Mok, Christopher R. Edginton, and Ming Kai Chin

Fixed or Random Testlet Effects: A Comparison of Two Multilevel Testlet Models

Tzu-An Chen

A Study of Rasch, Partial Credit, and Rating Scale Model Parameter Recovery in WINSTEPS and jMetrik

J. Patrick Meyer and Emily Hailey

Cognitive Assessment in Mathematics with the Least Squares Distance Method

Lin Ma, Emre Çetin, and Kathy E. Green

Using Rasch Measurement to Validate the Big Five Factor Marker Questionnaire for a Japanese University Population

Matthew T. Apple and Peter Neff

An Applied Examination of Different Weighting Methods for the Root Expected Mean Square Difference and Root Mean Square Difference Indices

Anne Corinne Huggins

Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Evaluate Attitudes toward Family Medicine

Francisco Escobar Rabadán, Jesús López-Torres Hidalgo, Julio Montoya Fernández, Juan M. Téllez Lapeira, MŞ Aranzazu Romero Cebrián, and Juan M. Armero Simarro


Vol. 13, No. 4, Winter 2012

Conditional Pairwise Person Parameter Estimates in Rasch Models

Svend Kreiner

Examining Rating Quality in Writing Assessment: Rater Agreement, Error, and Accuracy

Stefanie A. Wind and George Engelhard, Jr.

Beliefs about Language Development: Construct Validity Evidence

Mavis L. Donahue, Qiong Fu, and Everett V. Smith, Jr.

Concurrent Validation of CHIRP, a New Instrument for Measuring Healthcare Student Attitudes towards Interdisciplinary Teamwork

David Hollar, Cherri Hobgood, Beverly Foster, Marco Aleman, and Susan Sawning

Using Extended Rasch Models to Assess Validity of Diagnostic Tests in the Presence of a Reference Standard

Vivian Viallon, Emmanuel Ecosse, Mounir Mesbah, Jacques Pouchot, and Joel Coste

Measuring Work Stress among Correctional Staff: A Rasch Measurement Approach

George E. Higgins, Richard Tewksbury, and Andrew Denney

A Rasch Measure of Teachers’ Views of Teacher-Student Relationships in the Primary School

Natalie Leităo and Russell F. Waugh


Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 2013

A Bootstrap Approach to Evaluating Person and Item Fit to the Rasch Model

Edward W. Wolfe

Using The Rasch Measurement Model to Design a Report Writing Assessment Instrument

Wayne R. Carlson

Using Multidimensional Rasch to Enhance Measurement Precision: Initial Results from Simulation and Empirical Studies

Magdalena Mo Ching Mok and Kun Xu

Using the Dichotomous Rasch Model to Analyze Polytomous Items

Qingping He and Chris Wheadon

With Hiccups and Bumps: The Development of a Rasch-based Instrument to Measure Elementary Students’ Understanding of the Nature of Science

Shelagh M. Peoples, Laura M. O’Dwyer, Katherine A. Shields, and Yang Wang

Application of Single-level and Multi-level Rasch Models using the lme4 Package

Iasonas Lamprianou

Rasch Modeling to Assess Albanian and South African Learners’ Preferences for Real-life Situations to be Used in Mathematics: A Pilot Study

Suela Kacerja, Cyril Julie, and Said Hadjerrouit


Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 2013

Adaptive Testing for Psychological Assessment: How Many Items Are Enough To Run an Adaptive Testing Algorithm?

Michaela M. Wagner-Menghin and Geoff N. Masters

DIF Cancellation in the Rasch Model

Adam E. Wyse

Multidimensional Diagnostic Perspective on Academic Achievement Goal Orientation Structure, Using the Rasch Measurement Models

Daeryong Seo, Husein Taherbhai, and Insu Paek

An Extension of a Bayesian Approach to Detect Differential Item Functioning

Sandip Sinharay

The Development of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) in an Older Acute Medical Population: Item Reduction using the Rasch Model (Part 1)

Natalie A. de Morton, Megan Davidson, and Jennifer L. Keating

A Comparison of Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Multidimensional Rasch Models to Investigate the Dimensionality of Test-Taking Motivation

Christine E. DeMars

Measuring Alternative Learning Outcomes: Dispositions to Study in Higher Education

Maria Pampaka, Julian Williams, Graeme Hutcheson, Laura Black, Pauline Davis, Paul Hernandez-Martinez, and Geoff Wake


Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall 2013

The Development of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) in an Independent Sample of Older Acute Medical Patients: Refinement and Validation using the Rasch Model (Part 2)

Natalie A. de Morton, Megan Davidson, and Jennifer L. Keating

Rasch Modeling of Accuracy and Confidence Measures from Cognitive Tests

Insu Paek, Jihyun Lee, Lazar Stankov, and Mark Wilson

Baselines for the Pan-Canadian Science Curriculum Framework

Xiufeng Liu

An Experimental Study Using Rasch Analysis to Compare Absolute Magnitude Estimation and Categorical Rating Scaling as Applied in Survey Research

Kristin L. K. Koskey, Toni A. Sondergeld, Svetlana A. Beltyukova, and Christine M. Fox

Developing of Two Instruments to Measure Attitudes of Vietnamese Parents and Students toward Schooling

Thi Kim Cuc Nguyen and Patrick Griffin

The Tendency of Individuals to Respond to High-Stakes Tests in Idiosyncratic Ways

Iasonas Lamprianou

Development and Validation of the Sense of Competence Scale, Revised

Cara McFadden, Gary Skaggs, and Steven Janosik


Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter 2013

Application of the Rasch Model to Measuring the Performance of Cognitive Radios

Edward W. Wolfe, Carl B. Dietrich, and Garrett Vanhoy

Properties of Rasch Residual Fit Statistics

Margaret Wu and Raymond J. Adams

Validating Workplace Performance Assessments in Health Sciences Students: A Case Study from Speech Pathology

Sue McAllister, Michelle Lincoln, Alison Ferguson, and Lindy McAllister

Rasch Analysis for the Evaluation of Rank of Student Response Time in Multiple Choice Examinations

James J. Thompson, Tong Yang, and Sheila W. Chauvin

Assessing DIF Among Small Samples with Separate Calibration t and Mantel-Haenszel ?2 Statistics in the Rasch Model

Ira Bernstein, Ellery Samuels, Ada Woo, and Sarah L. Hagge

Application of Latent Variable Model in Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

Shing-On Leung and Hui-Ping Wu

A Rasch Analysis of the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale

Eric D. Teman


Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring 2014

Automatic Item Generation Implemented for Measuring Artistic Judgment Aptitude

Nikolaus Bezruczko

Comparison Is Key

Mark H. Stone, and A. Jackson Stenner

Rasch Model of a Dynamic Assessment: An Investigation of the Children’s Inferential Thinking Modifiability Test

Linda L. Rittner and Steven M. Pulos

Performance Assessment of Higher Order Thinking

Patrick Griffin

A Rasch Measure of Young Children’s Temperament (Negative Emotionality) in Hong Kong

Po Lin Becky Bailey-Lau and Russell F. Waugh

Snijders’s Correction of Infit and Outfit Indexes with Estimated Ability Level: An Analysis with the Rasch Model

David Magis, Sébastien Béland, and Gilles Raîche

Optimal Discrimination Index and Discrimination Efficiency for Essay Questions

Wing-shing Chan


Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 2014

Examining Rating Scales Using Rasch and Mokken Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments

Stefanie A. Wind

Differential Item Functioning Analysis Using a Multilevel Rasch Mixture Model: Investigating the Impact of Disability Status and Receipt of Testing Accommodations

W. Holmes Finch and Maria E. Hernŕndez Finch

Rater Effect Comparability in Local Independence and Rater Bundle Models

Edward W. Wolfe and Tian Song

Improving the Individual Work Performance Questionnaire using Rasch Analysis

Linda Koopmans, Claire M. Bernaards, Vincent H. Hildebrandt, Stef van Buuren, Allard J. van der Beek, and Henrica C.W. de Vet

Influence of DIF on Differences in Performance of Italian and Asian Individuals on a Reading Comprehension Test of Spanish as a Foreign Language

Gerardo Prieto and Eloísa Nieto

Rasch Rating Scale Analysis of the Attitudes Toward Research Scale

Elena C. Papanastasiou and Randall Schumacker

Measuring the Ability of Military Aircrews to Adapt to Perceived Stressors when Undergoing Centrifuge Training

Jenhung Wang, Pei-Chun Lin, and Shih-Chin Li


Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall 2014

A Comparison of Stopping Rules for Computerized Adaptive Screening Measures Using the Rating Scale Model

Audrey J. Leroux and Barbara G. Dodd

Creating the Individual Scope of Practice (I-SOP) Scale

Thomas O’Neill, Michael R. Peabody, Brenna E. Blackburn, and Lars E. Peterson

Measuring Teacher Dispositions using the DAATS Battery: A Multifaceted Rasch Analysis of Rater Effect

W. Steve Lang, Judy R. Wilkerson, Dorothy C. Rea, David Quinn, Heather L. Batchelder, Deirdre S. Englehart, and Kelly J. Jennings

On Robustness and Power of the Likelihood-ratio Test as a Model Test of the Linear Logistic Test Model

Christine Hohensinn, Klaus D. Kubinger, and Manuel Reif

Performance of the Likelihood Ratio Difference (G2 Diff) Test for Detecting Unidimensionality in Applications of the Multidimensional Rasch Model

Leigh Harrell-Williams and Edward W. Wolfe

Applying the Rasch Sampler to Identify Aberrant Responding through Person Fit Statistics under Fixed Nominal Alpha-level

Christian Spoden, Jens Fleischer, and Detlev Leutner

Power Analysis on the Time Effect for the Longitudinal Rasch Model

M. L. Feddag, M. Blanchin, J. B. Hardouin, and V. Sebille

Application of Rasch Analysis to Turkish Version of ECOS-16 Questionnaire

Pinar Gunel Karadeniz, Nural Bekiroglu, Ilker Ercan, and Lale Altan

Erratum to Snijders’s Correction of Infit and Outfit Indexes with Estimated Ability Level: An Analysis with the Rasch Model

David Magis, Sébastien Béland, and Gilles Raîche


Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 2014

An Attempt to Lower Sources of Systematic Measurement Error Using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Modeling (HGLM)

Georgios D. Sideridis, Ioannis Tsaousis, and Athanasios Katsis

The Nature of Science Instrument-Elementary (NOSI-E): The End of the Road?

Shelagh M. Peoples and Laura M. O’Dwyer

Toward a Theory Relating Text Complexity, Reader Ability, and Reading Comprehension

Carl W. Swartz, Donald S. Burdick, Sean T. Hanlon, A. Jackson Stenner, Andrew Kyngdon, Harold Burdick, and Malbert Smith

Measuring Students’ Perceptions of Plagiarism: Modification and Rasch Validation of a Plagiarism Attitude Scale

Steven J. Howard, John F. Ehrich, and Russell Walton

Survey Analysis with Mixture Rasch Models

Andrew D. Dallas and John T. Willse

Validating a Developmental Scale for Young Children Using the Rasch Model: Applicability of the Teaching Strategies GOLD®Assessment System

Do-Hong Kim, Richard G. Lambert, and Diane C. Burts

Produce Significant Gaps between Orders and Are the Orders Equally Spaced?

Michael Lamport Commons, Eva Yujia Li, Andrew Michael Richardson, Robin Gane-McCalla, Cory David Barker, and Charu Tara Tuladhar


Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 2015

A Mathematical Theory of Ability Measure Based on Partial Credit Item Responses

Nan L. Kong

Differential Item Functioning Analysis by Applying Multiple Comparison Procedures

Paolo Eusebi and Svend Kreiner

Visually Discriminating Upper Case Letters, Lower Case Letters and Numbers

Janet Richmond, Russell F. Waugh, and Deslea Konza

Testing the Multidimensionality of the Inventory of School Motivation in a Dutch Student Sample

Hanke Korpershoek, Kun Xu, Magdalena Mo Ching Mok, Dennis M. McInerney, and Greetje van der Werf

Measuring Teaching Assistants’ Efficacy using the Rasch Model

Zi Yan, Chun Wai Lum, Rick Tze Leung Lui, Steven Sing Wa Chu, and Ming Lui

Detecting Measurement Disturbance Effects: The Graphical Display Of Item Characteristics

Randall E. Schumacker

Criteria Weighting with Respect to Institution’s Goals for Faculty Selection

Sheu Hua Chen, Yen Ting Chen, and Hong Tau Lee

Gendered Language Attitudes: Exploring Language as a Gendered Construct using Rasch Measurement Theory

Kris A. Knisely and Stefanie A. Wind


Vol. 16, No. 2, Summer 2015

Implications of Removing Random Guessing from Rasch Item Estimates in Vertical Scaling

Ida Marais

Funding Medical Research Projects: Taking into Account Referees’ Severity and Consistency through Many-Faceted Rasch Modeling of Projects’ Scores

Luigi Tesio, Anna Simone, Mariuzs T. Grzeda, Michela Ponzio,Gabriele Dati, Paola Zaratin, Laura Perucca, and Mario A. Battaglia

A Family of Rater Accuracy Models

Edward W. Wolfe, Hong Jiao, and Tian Song

Using PISA as an International Benchmark in Standard Setting

Gary W. Phillips and Tao Jiang

Investigating the Function of Content and Argumentation Items in a Science Test: A Multidimensional Approach

Shih-Ying Yao, Mark Wilson, J. Bryan Henderson, and Jonathan Osborne

Using a Rasch Model to Account for Guessing as a Source of Low Discrimination

Stephen Humphry

Chi-Squared Test of Fit and Sample Size—A Comparison between a Random Sample Approach and a Chi-Square Value Adjustment Method

Daniel Bergh

Properties of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia across Workers with Different Pain Experiences and Cultural Backgrounds: A Rasch Analysis

M. B. Jřrgensen, E. Damsgĺrd, A. Holtermann. A. Anke, K. Sřgaard, and C. Rře


Vol. 16, No. 3, Fall 2015

Comparison of Models and Indices for Detecting Rater Centrality

Edward W. Wolfe and Tian Song

Measuring Psychosocial Impact of CBRN Incidents by the Rasch Model

Stef van Buuren and Diederik J. D. Wijnmalen

Using the Partial Credit Model to Evaluate the Student Engagement in Mathematics Scale

Micela Leis, Karen M. Schmidt, and Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman

Estimation of Parameters of the Rasch Model and Comparison of Groups in Presence of Locally Dependent Item

Mohand-Larbi Feddag, Myriam Blanchin, Véronique Sébille, and Jean-Benoit Hardouin

Help Me Tell My Story: Development of an Oral Language Measurement Scale

Patrick Charles, Michelle Belisle, Kevin Tonita, and Julie Smith

A Dual-Purpose Rasch Model with Joint Maximum Likelihood Estimation

Xiao Luo and John T. Willse

Using Rasch Analysis to Evaluate Accuracy of Individual Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) for Disability Measurement

Bruce Friedman and Yanen Li


Vol. 16, No. 4, Winter 2015

Using the Rasch Model to Measure the Extent to which Students Work Conceptually with Mathematics

Eivind Kaspersen

Rasch Model Parameter Estimation via the Elastic Net

Jon-Paul Paolino

A Rasch Analysis of the KeyMath-3 Diagnostic Assessment

Helyn Kim, Karen M. Schmidt, William M. Murrah, Claire E. Cameron, and David Grissmer

Psychometric Properties of the Attitudes toward Physical Activity Scale: A Rasch Analysis Based on Data from Five Locations

Magdalena Mo Ching Mok, Ming Kai Chin, Shihui Chen, Arunas Emeljanovas, Brigita Mieziene, Michal Bronikowski, Ida Laudanska-Krzeminska, Ivana Milanovic, Milan Pasic, Govindasamy Balasekaran, Kia Wang Phua, and Daga Makaza

Development and Analysis of a Scale for Meauring Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy in Urban Schools (SEUS)

Mary Garner, Julie Kokan, Kathy Annis, Mark Baker, Maggie Phillips, Catherine Head, Doug Hearrington, Daniel Yanosky, and Marie Holbein

Testing the Multidimensionality in Teacher Interpersonal Behavior: Validating the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction Using the Rasch Measurement Model

Gavin W. Fulmer and Quek Choon Lang

Planning a Study for Testing the Rasch Model given Missing Values due to the use of Test-booklets

Takuya Yanagida, Klaus D. Kubinger, and Dieter Rasch

The Reliability and Validity of the Power-Load-Margin Inventory: A Rasch Analysis

Patrick C. Hardigan, Stanley R. Cohen, and Kathleen P. Hagen


Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 2016

Assessing the Validity of a Continuum-of-Care Survey: A Rasch Measurement Approach

Michael Peabody, Kelly D. Bradley, and Melba Custer

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Missing Data and Partial Credit Model Estimates

Sarah L. Thomas, Karen M. Schmidt, Monica K. Erbacher, and Cindy S. Bergeman

Rasch Measurement of Collaborative Problem Solving in an Online Environment

Susan-Marie E. Harding and Patrick E. Griffin

The Impact of Item Parameter Drift in Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)

Nicole Risk

Exploring the Utility of Logistic Mixed Modeling Approaches to Simultaneously Investigate Item and Testlet DIF on Testlet-based Data

Hirotaka Fukuhara and Insu Paek

What Are You Measuring? Dimensionality and Reliability Analysis of Ability and Speed in Medical School Didactic Examinations

James J. Thompson

Applying the Rasch Model to Measure Mobility of Women: A Comparative Analysis of Mobility of Informal Workers in Fisheries in Kerala, India

Nikhila Menon


Vol. 17, No. 2, Summer 2016

Creating a Physical Activity Self-Report Form for Youth Using Rasch Methodology

Christine DiStefano, Russell Pate, Kerry McIver, Marsha Dowda, Michael Beets, and Dale Murrie

Examining the Psychometric Quality of Multiple-Choice Assessment Items using Mokken Scale Analysis

Stefanie A. Wind

A Practitioner’s Instrument for Measuring Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs Surrounding Learner-Centered Classroom Practice

Alyson E. Lischka and Mary Garner

Using the Rasch Model and k-Nearest Neighbors Algorithm for Response Classification

Jon-Paul Paolino

Exploring Aberrant Responses Using Person Fit and Person Response Functions

A. Adrienne Walker, George Engelhard, Jr., Mari-Wells Hedgpeth, and Kenneth D. Royal

Evaluation of the Bifactor Nominal Response Model Analysis of a Health Efficacy Measure

Zexuan Han and Kathleen Suzanne Johnson Preston

Measurement Properties of the Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social Factors at Work: A Rasch Analysis

C. Rře, K. Myhre, G. H. Marchand, B. Lau, G. Leivseth, and E. Bautz-Holter

Ben Wright: A wisp of greatness

Nikolaus Bezruczko


Vol. 17, No. 3, Fall 2016

Accounting for Local Dependence with the Rasch Model: The Paradox of Information Increase

David Andrich

Applying the Many-Facet Rasch Measurement Model to Explore Reviewer Ratings of Conference Proposals

Kelly D. Bradley, Michael R. Peabody, and Richard K. Mensah

Sample Size and Probability Threshold Considerations with the Tailored Data Method

Adam E. Wyse

Development of an Upper Extremity Function Measurement Model

Ickpyo Hong, Annie N. Simpson, Chih-Ying Li, and Craig A. Velozo

Differential Item Functioning (DIF) and Subsequent Bias in Group Comparisons using a Composite Measurement Scale: A Simulation Study

Alexandra Rouquette, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, and Joël Coste

The Self-assessment Practices of Hong Kong Secondary Students: Findings with a New Instrument

Zi Yan

The Measurement Properties of the Assessing Math Concepts’ Assessments of Primary Students’ Number Sense Skills

Christie Martin, Richard Lambert, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, and David Pugalee

Rasch Analysis of the Malaysian Secondary School Student Leadership Inventory (M3SLI)

Mei-Teng Ling and Vincent Pang


Vol. 17, No. 4, Winter 2016

Does Instruction Affect the Underlying Dimensionality of a Kinesiology Test?

Nikolaus Bezruczko, Eva Frank, and Kyle Perkins

Sample Size and Statistical Conclusions from Tests of Fit to the Rasch Model According to the Rasch Unidimensional Measurement Model (Rumm) Program in Health Outcome Measurement

Peter Hagell and Albert Westergren

Simultaneous Ability and Difficulty Estimation Via the Linear Discriminant Function

Jon-Paul Paolino

Examining Class Differences in Method Effects Related to Negative Wording: An Example using Rasch Mixture Modeling

Grant B. Morgan, Christine DiStefano, and Robert W. Motl

Assessment of Acute Trauma Exposure Response for FIRE-EMS Personnel

Melissa C. Hofmann

A Rasch Rating Scale Analysis of the Presence of Nursing Scale-RN

Carol T. Kostovich, Beyza Aksu Dünya, Lee A. Schmidt,and Eileen G. Collins

Assessing the Psychometric Properties of Alternative Items for Certification

Mary Anne Krogh and Timothy Muckle

Likert is Pronounced “LICK-urt” not “LIE-kurt” and the Data are Ordinal not Interval

Patty Kero and Daniel Lee


Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 2017

Constructing an Outcome Measure of Occupational Experience: An Application of Rasch Measurement Methods

Brett Berg, Karen Atler, and Anne G. Fisher

Comparing Imputation Methods for Trait Estimation Using the Rating Scale Model

Rose E. Stafford, Christopher R. Runyon, Jodi M. Casabianca, and Barbara G. Dodd

Rasch Analysis of a Behavioral Checklist for the Assessment of Pain in Critically Ill Adults

Christophe Chénier, Gilles Raîche, Nadine Talbot, Bianca Carignan, and Céline Gélinas

Scale Anchoring with the Rasch Model

Adam E. Wyse

Evaluating Model-Data Fit by Comparing Parametric and Nonparametric Item Response Functions: Application of a Tukey-Hann Procedure

Jeremy Kyle Jennings and George Engelhard, Jr.

Rasch Derived Teachers’ Emotions Questionnaire

Kristin L. K. Koskey, Renee R. Mudrey, and Wondimu Ahmed

Measuring Alcohol Marketing Engagement: The Development and Psychometric Properties of the Alcohol Marketing Engagement Scale

Angela Robertson, David T. Morse, Kristina Hood, and Courtney Walker


Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer 2017

Developing an Engineering Design Process Assessment using Mixed Methods

Stefanie A. Wind, Meltem Alemdar, Jeremy A. Lingle, Jessica D. Gale, and Roxanne A. Moore

Psychometric Validation of the 10-item Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale

John Ehrich, Angela Mornane, and Tim Powers

The Use of Differential Item Functioning (DIF) Analysis to Distinguish Between Similar Job Roles

Nicole M. Risk and James R. Fidler

PSM7 and PSM8: Validating Two Problem-solving Measures

Jonathan D. Bostic, Toni A. Sondergeld, Timothy Folger, and Lance Kruse

Infit and Outfit: Interpreting Statistical Significance and Magnitude of Misfit in Conjunction

Christine E. DeMars

Measuring Health-related Transportation Barriers in Urban Settings

Sara M. Locatelli, Lisa K. Sharp, Saming T. Syed, Shikhi Bhansari, and Ben S. Gerber

General Ability or Distinct Scholastic Aptitudes? A Multidimensional Validity Analysis of a Psychometric Higher-Education Entrance Test

Dvir Kleper and Noa Saka

Factorial and Item-Level Invariance of a Principal Perspectives Survey: German and U.S. Principals

Chuang Wang, Dawson R. Hancock, and Ulrich Müller


Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall 2017

A Facets Analysis of Analytic vs. Holistic Scoring of Identical Short Constructed-Response Items: Different Outcomes and Their Implications for Scoring Rubric Development

Milja Curcin and Ezekiel Sweiry

Q-Matrix Optimization Based on the Linear Logistic Test Model

Lin Ma and Kathy E. Green

Mapping a Data Modeling and Statistical Reasoning Learning Progression using Unidimensional and Multidimensional Item Response Models

Robert Schwartz, Elizabeth Ayers, and Mark Wilson

Psychometric Properties of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (Pre-K): Implications for Measuring Interaction Quality in Diverse Early Childhood Settings

Dan Cloney, Cuc Nguyen, Raymond J Adams, Collette Tayler, Gordon Cleveland, and Karen Thorpe

Ordered Partition Model for Confidence Marking Modeling

Oliver Prosperi

Development of an Item Bank for the Assessment of Knowledge on Biology in Argentine University Students

Marcos Cupani, Tatiana Castro Zamparella, Gisella Piumatti, and Grupo Vinculado


Vol. 18, No. 4, Winter 2017

The Effects of Item Placement in the Young Schema Questionnaire

Victoria K. Moir, Christopher W. Lee, and Ida Marais

Stability of INFIT and OUTFIT Compared to Simulated Estimates in Applied Setting

Kari J. Hodge and Grant B. Morgan

Approximate Functional Relationship between IRT and CTT Item Discrimination Indices: A Simulation, Validation, and Practical Extension of Lord’s (1980) Formula

John T. Kulas, Jeffrey A. Smith, and Hui Xu

Social Desirability Amongst Chinese Teachers

Randall E. Schumacker and Cathy Ka Weng Hoi

I’m scared to go to School! Capturing the Effects of Chronic Daily Fears on Students’ Concept of Self

Rense Lange, Cynthia Martínez-Garrido, and Alexandre Ventura

Confidence to Perform in the Global Marketplace: Constructing and Validating a Survey Instrument for Community College Students

Snejana Slantcheva-Durst and Mingyang Liu

Measuring Anger Types among Malaysian Adolescents using the Rasch Model

Ahmad Zamri Khairani, Nor Shafrin Ahmad, and Mohd Zahuri Khairani


Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 2018

The Impact of Missing Values and Single Imputation upon Rasch Analysis Outcomes: A Simulation Study

Carolina Saskia Fellinghauer, Birgit Prodinger, and Alan Tennant

Methods for the Comparison of Differential Item Functioning across Assessments

W. Holmes Finch, Maria Hernández Finch, Brian F. French, David E. McIntosh, and Lauren Moss

Equating Errors and Scale Drift in Linked-Chain IRT Equating with Mixed-Format Tests

Bo Hu

Validation of Response Similarity Analysis for the Detection of Academic Cheating: An Experimental Study

Georgios D. Sideridis and Cengiz Zopluoglu

Rasch Analysis of the Teachers’ Knowledge and Use of Data and Assessment (tKUDA) Measure

Courtney Donovan

Psychometric Properties and Differential Item Functioning of a Web-Based Assessment of Children’s Social Perspective-Taking

Beyza Aksu Dunya, Clark McKown, and Everett V. Smith

Assessment of Test Items with Rasch Measurement Model

Patrick U. Osadebe


Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer 2018

Comparing Disability Levels for Community-dwelling Adults in the United States and the Republic of Korea using the Rasch Model

Ickpyo Hong, Annie N. Simpson, Kit N. Simpson, Sandra S. Brotherton, and Craig A. Velozo

Using the Rasch Model to Investigate Inter-Board Comparability of Examination Standards in GCSE

Qingping He and Michelle Meadows

Using Repeated Ratings to Improve Measurement Precision in Incomplete Rating Designs

Eli Jones and Stefanie A. Wind

The Impact of Differential Item Functioning on the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale

Hong Eng Goh, Ida Marais, and Michael Ireland

Rasch Analysis of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 with African Americans

Ruth Chu-Lien Chao, Kathy Green, Kranti Dugar, and Joseph Longo

Development and Calibration of Chemistry Items to Create an Item Bank, using the Rasch Measurement Model

Joseph N. Njiru and Joseph T. Romanoski

Psychometric Evaluation of the Revised Current Statistics Self-efficacy (CSSE-26) in a Graduate Student Population using Rasch Analysis

Pei-Chin Lu, Samantha Estrada, and Steven Pulos


Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 2018

The Impact of Levels of Discrimination on Vertical Equating in the Rasch Model

Stephen M. Humphry

Person-Level Analysis of the Effect of Cognitive Loading by Question Difficulty and Question Time Intensity on Didactic Examination Fluency (Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff)

James J. Thompson

Detecting Rater Effects under Rating Designs with Varying Levels of Missingness

Rose E. Stafford, Edward W. Wolfe, Jodi M. Casabianca, and Tian Song

A Rasch Model Analysis of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire

Michael J. Ireland, Hong Eng Goh, and Ida Marais

Measuring the Impact of Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s Disease: Validation of the Alzheimer’s Patient Partners Life Impact Questionnaire (APPLIQue)

Peter Hagell, Matthew Rouse, and Stephen P. McKenna

Psychometric Properties of an Instrument to Measure Word Problem Solving Skills in Mathematics

Chunlian Jiang, Do-Hong Kim, and Chuang Wang

Evaluation of Self-Management Program Outcomes: Adaptation and Testing of a Swedish Version of the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ)

Christine Kumlien, Michael Miller, Cecilia Fagerström, and Peter Hagell

Developing and Validating a Scientific Multi-Text Reading Comprehension Assessment: In the Text Case of the Dispute of whether to Continue the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant Construction in Taiwan

Lin Hsiao-Hui and Yuh-tsuen Tzeng


Vol. 19, No. 4, Winter 2018

Hierarchical and Higher-Order Factor Structures in the Rasch Tradition: A Didactic

Perman Gochyyev and Mark Wilson

Factor Structure of the Community Reintegration of Service-Members (CRIS) in Veterans with Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

J. Kay Waid-Ebbs, Pey-Shan Wen, David P. Graham, Kathleen Ray, Audrey J. Leroux, Maureen K. O’Connor, and Drew Helmer

Examination of Item Quality in a State-Wide Music Assessment Program using Rasch Methodology

Yin Burgess, Jin Liu, and Mihaela Ene

Validation Instrument to Evaluate Students’ Perception of Virtual Manipulatives in Learning Mathematics

Fereshteh Zeynivandnezhad

Psychometric Properties and Convergent Validity of the Chinese Version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

Meng-Ting Lo, Ssu-Kuang Chen, and Ann A. O’Connell

Rasch Analysis of the Revised Two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire: A Validation Study

Vernon Mogol, Yan Chen, Marcus Henning, Andy Wearn, Jennifer Weller, Jill Yielder, and Warwick Bagg

A Measurement Model of City-Based Consumer Patriotism in Developing Countries: The Case of Vietnam

Ngoc Chu Nguyen Mong and Trong Hoang


Vol. 20, No. 1, Spring 2019

The Effects of Probability Threshold Choice on an Adjustment for Guessing using the Rasch Model

Glenn Thomas Waterbury and Christine E. DeMars

Quantifying Item Invariance for the Selection of the Least Biased Assessment

W. Holmes Finch, Brian F. French, and Maria E. Hernandez Finch

Rasch Model Calibrations with SAS PROC IRT and WINSTEPS

Ki Cole and Insu Paek

Student Perceptions of Grammar Instruction in Iranian Secondary Education: Evaluation of an Instrument using Rasch Measurement Theory

Stefanie A. Wind, Behzad Mansouri, and Parvaneh Yaghoubi Jami

Computer Adaptive Test Stopping Rules Applied to the Flexilevel Shoulder Functioning Test

Trenton J. Combs, Kyle W. English, Barbara G. Dodd, and Hyeon-Ah Kang

Examining Rater Judgements in Music Performance Assessment using Many-Facets Rasch Rating Scale Measurement Model

Pey Shin Ooi and George Engelhard, Jr.

Examining Differential Item Functioning in the Household Food Insecurity Scale: Does Participation in SNAP Affect Measurement Invariance?

Victoria T. Tanaka, George Engelhard, Jr., and Matthew P. Rabbitt

Accuracy and Utility of the AUDIT-C with Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Who Engage in HIV Risk Behaviors in South Africa

Tracy Kline, Corina Owens, Courtney Peasant Bonner, Tara Carney, Felicia A. Browne, and Wendee M. Wechsberg


Vol. 20, No. 2, Summer 2019

Loevinger on Unidimensional Tests with Reference to Guttman, Rasch, and Wright

Mark H. Stone and A. Jackson Stenner

Standard-Setting Procedures for Counts Data

Rianne Janssen, Jorge González, and Ernesto San Martín

Expected Values for Category-To-Measure and Measure-To-Category Statistics: A Simulation Study

Eivind Kaspersen

Missing Data and the Rasch Model: The Effects of Missing Data Mechanisms on Item Parameter Estimation

Glenn Thomas Waterbury

Cross-Cultural Comparisons of School Leadership using Rasch Measurement

Sijia Zhang and Stefanie A. Wind

Development of a Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale: A Rasch Validation Study

Song Boon Khing and Tay Eng Guan

Lucky Guess? Applying Rasch Measurement Theory to Grade 5 South African Mathematics Achievement Data

Sarah Bansilal, Caroline Long, and Andrea Juan

A Note on the Relation between Item Difficulty and Discrimination Index

Xiaofeng Steven Liu


Vol. 20, No. 3, Fall 2019

Psychometric Validation of the 10-Item USDA Food Security Scale for Use with College Students

Allison J. Ames and Tracey M. Barnett

A Validity Study Applying the Rasch Model to the American Association for the Advancement of Science Force and Motion Sub-Topic Assessment for Middle School Students

Kristin L. K. Koskey, Nidaa Makki, Wondimu Ahmed, Nicholas G. Garafolo, Donald P. Visco, Jr., Benjamin G. Kruggel, and Katrina Halasa

Rasch Analysis of Catholic School Survey Data

Stephen M. Ponisciak and Monica J. Kowalski

Validating a Measure of Numeracy Skill Use in the Workplace for Incarcerated and Household Adults

Emily D. Buehler and Maria Pampaka

Using Confidence Intervals of the Item and Test Information Functions to Test Differential Item and Test Functioning: Visual and Statistical Analyses

Georgios D. Sideridis, Ioannis Tsaousis, and Khaleel Al. Harbi

Examining Parameter Estimation when Treating Semi-Mixed Multidimensional Constructs as Unidimensional

Sakine Gocer Sahin, Selahattin Gelbal, and Cindy M. Walker

Dimensionality of the Russian CORE-OM from a Rasch Perspective

Marina Zeldovich, Andrey A. Ivanov, and Rainer W. Alexandrowicz


Vol. 20, No. 4, Winter 2019

Evaluating Angoff Method Structured Training Judgments by the Rasch Model

Ifeoma C. Iyioke

An Examination of Sensitivity to Measurement Error in Rasch Residual-based Fit Statistics

R. Noah Padgett and Grant B. Morgan

Identifying Bullied Youth: Re-engineering the Child-Adolescent Bullying Scale into a Brief Screen

Judith A. Vessey, Tania D. Strout, Rachel L. Difazio, and Larry H. Ludlow

Priors in Bayesian Estimation under the Rasch Model

Seock-Ho Kim, Allan S. Cohen, Minho Kwak, and Juyeon Lee

An IRT-Based Objection Against the IQ

Takuya Yanagida and Klaus D. Kubinger

Evaluating Observer Ratings: The Case of Measuring Neighborhood Disorder

Mei Ling Ong, George Engelhard, Jr., Eric T. Klopack, and Ronald L. Simons

Measuring Genuine Progress: An Example from the UN Millennium Development Goals

William P. Fisher, Jr.

Using Rasch Analyses to Inform the Revision of a Scale Measuring Students’ Process-Oriented Writing Competence in Portfolios

Mai Duong, Cuc Nguyen, and Patrick Griffin


Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring 2020

Rasch’s Logistic Model Applied to Growth

Mark H. Stone

Psychometric Properties of the General Movement Optimality Score using Rasch Measurement

Vanessa Maziero Barbosa, Everet V. Smith, Arend Bos, Giovanni Cioni, Fabrizio Ferrari, Andrea Guzzetta, Peter B. Marschik, Jasmin Pansy, Berndt Urlesberger, Hong Yang, and Christa Einspieler

Rasch Analysis of the Burn-Specific Pain Anxiety Scale: Evidence for the Abbreviated Version

A. E. E. de Jong, W. Tuinebreijer, H. W. C. Hofland, and N. E. E. Van Loey

Trade-Offs in the Implementation of Observational Ratings Systems

Stephen M. Ponisciak, Rob Meyer, Anna Brown, and Tracy Schatzberg

Alignment of a Language Instrument Scores to CEFR Levels: Methodological and Empirical Considerations

Georgios D. Sideridis, Abdulrahman Al-Samrani, and Bjorn Norrbom

Validation of Egalitarian Education Questionnaire using Rasch Measurement Model

Nik Muhammad Hanis Nek Rakami, Nik Ahmad Hisham Ismail, Noor Lide Abu Kassim, and Faizah Idrus

Bootstrap Estimate of Bias for Intraclass Correlation

Xiaofeng Steven Liu and Kelvin Terrell Pompey

Measuring Genuine Progress: An Example from the UN Millennium Development Goals (Corrected Version)

William P. Fisher, Jr.