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EPRS9350    Introduction to IRT                                                                                                                           

1. Background

Syllabus, Outline, Reading List, Ch.1-10 Handout, Math Review by Neel

<Reading> HSR Ch. 1,

<Optional Reading>  De Ayala Ch. 1

2.Review of Classical Test Theory and Math Review/ Intro to IRT

<Reading> Crocker and Algina Chapters 6 and 7, Crocker and Algina Chapter 14,   ITEMS (CTT and IRT), HSR Ch. 2,

<HW to bring> Non-Excel HW 0 (Complete the slides), HSR Exercises Ch. 1

<Optional Reading> A nice summary of CTT, ITEMS (Reliability), ITEMS (SEM), , Cappelleri, et al. (14)

3. IRT Models

<Reading> HSR Ch. 2, ITEMS (1P,2P& 3P Models), Feinberg, et al. (16),

<HW to bring> Excel HW 1 (Classical Item Analysis), HSR Exercises Ch. 2,

<Optional Reading> Crocker and Algina Chapter 15, De Ayala Ch. 2., 5., & 6,

<Tips> Sarah's Guide to Excel for IRT, SAS tutorial:  A quick and dirty tutorialA more in-depth, comprehensive SAS overview and tutorial

<Programs> ICC_Excel.xls, How to simulate using Excel.xlsx , SimProg1.sas, SimProg2.sas

4. Parameter Estimation

<Reading> HSR Ch. 3,

<HW to bring>Excel HW 2 (ICCs), HSR Exercises Ch. 3

<Articles> Oshima 94, Paek & Han (13),

<Optional Reading> Rupp 03, Software Review 05, Finch 08, Pohl, et al. (14)

<Visit> Scientific Software,

5. Model Estimation/Fit

<Reading> HSR Ch. 4

<HW to bring> HSR Exercises Ch. 4, Excel HW 3 (Parameter Estimation), IRTPRO Exercise

<Articles> Ames & Penfield (15)

<Optional Reading> Stone 03, Sinharay and Haberman (14), Maydeu-Olivares and Joe (14)

6. The Ability Scale, Information and Efficiency

<Reading> HSR Ch. 5, Ch. 6

<HW to bring> HSR Exercises Ch. 5, 6, Excel HW 4 (Model Fit)

<Articles> Shaftel et al. 05

<Optional Reading>

7. Test Construction

<Reading> HSR Ch. 7

<HW to bring> HSR Exercises Ch 7. Excel HW 5 (TCC and Information)

<Articles> Reid et al. 07,

<Optional reading> Sun et al. 08, Qi and Van der Linden 13

8. Review

9. Polytomous IRT

<Articles> Penfield (14) , Toland (14)

<Optional reading> Edelen & Reeve (07)

<Programs> icc_Excel_polytomous

10. DIF

<Reading> HSR Ch. 8

<HW to bring> HSR Exercises Ch 8

 <Articles> Tay et al. (15) , Oshima and Morris (08),  

<Optional reading> ITEMS (DIF), Linn and Drasgow (Golden Rule) 87

<Programs> ICC_Excel_DIF.xls

11. DIF (Continues)

<Reading> HSR Ch. 8

<Articles>Woods, et al. (13), Oshima, et al. (15)

<Optional reading> Banks, K. (13),Galli, et al. (11)

<HW to bring> Excel HW 6 Revised (DIF)

<Optional reading> Gierl, M. J., Bisanz, J., Bisanz, G.,& Boughton, K. A. (2001). Oshima, T. C., Raju, N. S., Flowers, C. P., & Slinde, J. A. (1998), Smith (02) ,Cohen and Kim 92, DeMars (2011), Roberts 2000, Roberts 2008, Seybert et al. (2014),

 

12. Equating

<Reading> HSR Ch. 9, Tables 9.1 - 9.3

<HW to bring> HSR Exercises Ch. 9

<Articles>, Seybert and Stark (12), Fikis & Oshima (17)

<Optional reading>Muraki, et al. (2000), Lee and Ban (2010).

13. Computer Adaptive Testing / Multidimensional Models

<Reading> HSR Ch. 10, HSR Ch. 11

<Articles>Thompson & Weiss (11), ITEMS (MDIRT)

<HW to bring> HSR Exercises Ch. 10, Excel HW 7 Revised (Linking)

<Optional reading>Forbey & Ben-Porath 07, Rebollo, et al. 10, Thompson (07),