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The assessment revolution that has passed England by : Rasch measurement.

Panayides, P. and Robinson, C. and Tymms, P. (2010) 'The assessment revolution that has passed England by : Rasch measurement.', British educational research journal., 36 (4). pp. 611-626.

Abstract

Assessment has been dominated by Classical Test Theory for the last half century although the radically different approach known as Rasch measurement briefly blossomed in England during the 1960s and 1970s. Its open development was stopped dead in the 1980s, whilst some work has continued almost surreptitiously. Elsewhere Rasch has assumed dominance. The purpose of this article is to discuss the major criticisms of the Rasch model, which led to its rejection by some, and to give responses to these criticisms whilst encouraging social scientists to appreciate its strengths. The original breakthrough by Georg Rasch in 1960 has been developed and extended to address every reasonable observational situation in the social sciences.

Item Type:Article
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (446Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411920903018182
Publisher statement:This is an electronic version of an article published in Panayides, P. and Robinson, C. and Tymms, P. (2010) 'The assessment revolution that has passed England by : Rasch measurement.', British educational research journal., 36 (4). pp. 611-626. British educational research journal is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/01411920903018182
Record Created:05 Feb 2010 14:20
Last Modified:27 Apr 2011 15:47

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