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The assessment revolution that has passed England by: Rasch measurement

Panayides, P.; Robinson, C.; Tymms, P.

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P. Panayides

C. Robinson



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jan 2, 2013
Publication Date 2010-08
Deposit Date Feb 5, 2010
Publicly Available Date Mar 1, 2011
Journal British Educational Research Journal
Print ISSN 0141-1926
Electronic ISSN 1469-3518
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 4
Pages 611-626
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01411920903018182
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1528637

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