7th UK Rasch Users Day Meeting 8th March 2013

Welcome - “A note on Ethics and Measurement” Prof Julian Williams (University of Manchester)

Keynote 1 – “Quality in item generation: a prerequisite for Rasch analysis” Prof Steve McKenna (Galen Research Ltd)

“Likert-response selection for the development of rating scales”, by Chris Gibbons & Janelle Yorke (University of Manchester)

“Rasch-based method for back-filling a specification grid for an exam paper”, by Tom Bramley (Cambridge Assessment)

“Psychometric Properties of Young’s (1998) Internet Addiction Test (IAT): The Rasch measurement perspective”, by Panayiotis Panayides & Miranda Jane Walker (Ministry of Education, Cyprus)

Keynote 2 – “How Rasch is gaining ground and changing the zeitgeist” Prof Peter Tymms (Durham University)

“Exploring the move from judgement- to Rasch-based standard setting in undergraduate medical examinations”, by Matt Homer (University of Leeds)

“Modelling comparative judgement data for educational assessment: Some issues arising”, by Ian Jones & Harry Whythe (Loughborough University)

“Multifaceted Rasch Models for Evaluation of Automated Scoring Systems”, by Leah McGuire (Measured Progress, USA)

“Composite Score Classification Accuracy in Educational Assessments”, by Kate Tremain (Centre for Education Research and Policy, AQA)

“Integrating Rasch rating scale model and confirmatory factor analysis to strengthen the assessment of measurement invariance”, by Gabriella Melis & Maria Pampaka (University of Manchester)

“Monitoring Judge Severity and Bias in the 2012 Highland Dancing Chicago Open Championship”, by Beyza Aksu (The University of Illinois, Chicago)

Finish – “Thoughts from the Day and next steps” Chris Wheadon (Centre for Education Research and Policy, AQA)