IERI Autumn Academy 2019: Item Response Theory and Population Modeling in Large-scale Assessments

Agenda

Day 1

Time Agenda Item
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome & Introductions (Overview of Seminar and Agenda)
9:15 - 10:30
Basics of Survey Instrument design
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15 Overview of Psychometric concepts in testing: Item analysis, reliability, and validity
12:15 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 15:15
Basic Principles of IRT. Models; Estimating item parameters; Using dichotomous Items; Estimating person scores
15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00 Using IRT for attitude and other background scales.  Using Polytomous Items

Day 2

Time Agenda Item
9:00 - 10:30 Principles of Population Modeling. Estimating population parameters; Multiple populations; Latent regression; Plausible values
10:30 - 10:45
Break
10:45 - 12:15
Principles of Population Modeling (continued)
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:15 Choosing a Metric
15:15 - 15:30
Break
15:30 - 17:00
Hands-on training use of IRT software for large-scale assessments: Using DESI/MGroup
19:00 - 21:00 Group Dinner

Day 3

Time Agenda Item
9:00 - 10:30 Hands-on use of IRT software for large-scale assessments (Continued)
10:30 - 10:45
Break
10:45 - 12:15
Hands-on use of IRT software for large-scale assessments (Continued)
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch
10:45 - 12:15 Overview of Psychometric concepts in testing: Item analysis, reliability, and validity
12:15 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 16:00
Hands-on use of IRT software for large-scale assessments (Continued)
16:00 Adjourn

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