GSE Psychometric Laboratory

Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories EDUC5638

Further information

Commences Semester 2 

Course details

  • Cost $TBC
  • Semester 2 July - November
  • Register two weeks prior to commencement

This is a graduate unit of study introducing Rasch measurement.

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This unit commences in Semester 2 each year. As it is available in external study mode, it can be studied from anywhere in the world, with an online discussion site to be used as part of the unit.

The unit is text based with online interaction due to various time zone differences of participants. 

Students enrolled obtain:
  1. Unit outline
  2. Lecture materials
  3. Details of the assignments
  4. Selected readings in digital form
  5. A copy of the new RUMM2030 software for the duration of the course valid for 6 months

More details of the unit can be found in the handbook.

Although it has been researched over the past 40 years, modern test theory has superseded traditional test theory in many applications in the past decade. This is especially the case in large scale assessments.

The unit begins with some traditional test theory because it is still relevant and also because of the history of the development in formal testing. Studying both theories enables students to better appreciate each theory and, in particular, how Rasch measurement incorporates, elaborates and better achieves the goals of traditional test theory.

Inevitably, the unit involves statistics. Most of it requires only a knowledge of high school algebra and as part of the unit there are reviews of the required statistics.