A Comparison of Traditional Norming and Rasch Quick Norming Methods

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The simplicity and ease of use of the Rasch procedure is a decided advantage. The test user needs only two numbers: the frequency of persons who answered each item correctly and the Rasch-calibrated item difficulty, usually a part of an existing item bank. Norms can be computed quickly for any specific group of interest. In addition, once the selected items from the calibrated bank are normed, any test, built from the item bank, is automatically norm-referenced. Thus, it was concluded that the Rasch quick norm procedure is a meaningful alternative to traditional classical true score norming for test users who ... continued below

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Bush, Joan Spooner August 1993.

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The simplicity and ease of use of the Rasch procedure is a decided advantage. The test user needs only two numbers: the frequency of persons who answered each item correctly and the Rasch-calibrated item difficulty, usually a part of an existing item bank. Norms can be computed quickly for any specific group of interest. In addition, once the selected items from the calibrated bank are normed, any test, built from the item bank, is automatically norm-referenced. Thus, it was concluded that the Rasch quick norm procedure is a meaningful alternative to traditional classical true score norming for test users who desire normative data.

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Bush, Joan Spooner. A Comparison of Traditional Norming and Rasch Quick Norming Methods, dissertation, August 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277818/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .