Saint Petersburg, Russia

Analyzing Rating Data Using Many-Facet Rasch Measurement and Multilevel Rater Modelling Approaches

when 29 July 2018 - 4 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 700

The Course ‘Analyzing Rating Data Using Many-Facet Rasch Measurement and Multilevel Rater Modelling Approaches’ by Dr. Carol Myford and Dr. Lidia Dobria is designed to introduce participants to two approaches to analyzing rating data: a many-facet Rasch measurement (MFRM) approach, and a multilevel rater model (MRM) approach. In performance assessment settings, raters who evaluate students’ performances or products may introduce errors (rater effects) into the assessment process. The approaches discussed in the course help assessment administrators learn how various ‘facets’ (e.g., students, raters, rating criteria) of their assessment systems are performing. This discussion can be helpful in determining to what extent their systems are under statistical control and introducing meaningful changes to improve their systems. The course will include two parts. The first part will focus on how to use a many-facet Rasch measurement (MFRM) approach to analyzing the rating data, while the second part will feature a multilevel rater model (MRM) approach to analyzing the rating data.

Course leader

Carol Myford (PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago);
Lidia Dobria (PhD, Wilbur Wright College).

Target group

Practitioners working in the field of educational and psychological assessment.

Course aim

The Summer School will provide in-depth field insights and equip the students with advanced skills enabling more objective measurements and assessments in education and psychology. Ample opportunities for professional and academic networking will be a valuable fringe benefit.

Credits info

Participants will be provided a certificate after finishing the Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 700: The cost of participation is 700 Euros. This fee includes accommodation at the picturesque historic ‘Kochubey Mansion’ Training Center (Saint Petersburg, Russia), meals, sight-seeing tour and handouts. Payment is effected only after you receive the confirmation of your participation in a chosen Track (not after the registration).
The early-bird fee makes 600 Euros and applies before April 1.
This payment DOES NOT cover transportation and visa costs (however, we will provide help for obtaining the Russian visa).