Temple University Japan:

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Invariant Measurement with Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments

Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: George Engelhard (The University of Georgia, U.S.A.)

Measurement issues play a critical role in discussions of second language acquisition. This seminar examines key psychometric issues related to invariant measurement based on Rasch models for rater-mediated assessments. The basic goal of invariant measurement is to develop useful scales to measure the latent variables that have high levels of stability and consistency. In other words, we seek to develop scales that will "stay put when our backs our turned". The assessment of competency in a second language frequently includes the use of rating scales to collect human judgments. This seminar focuses on guiding principles that can be used for the creation, evaluation and maintenance of invariant assessment systems based on human judgments.

The Temple University Distinguished Lecturer Series brings internationally-recognized TESOL scholars to TUJ for intensive weekend seminars. Each seminar can be taken for elective credit for the master's and doctoral degrees. The first three hours of each Saturday session are free and open to the public. Weekend seminars are free for M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. alumni of Temple University, Japan Campus; the fee for other weekend auditors is 13,000 yen. Please see the TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series for full details.

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: free for the first 3 hours

Venue: Temple University Japan, Tokyo map

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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