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Modern Measurement Information Graphics for Understanding Student Performance Differences
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2011)
  • Kent A Rittschof, Georgia Southern University
  • Wendy L Chambers, Georgia Southern University
Abstract
We present an example analysis and corresponding information graphics of data from a cognitive ability assessment as a means to illustrate the use of a Rasch measurement approach and advantages inherent in such an approach for a wide variety of teaching and learning investigations. The importance of placing measurements of student performances and measurements of assessment item difficulties on the same scale is demonstrated through the use of the information graphics. The possibilities for teacher-scholars to begin including basic Rasch analysis and graphics within studies of students are highlighted. Improved understanding of the relationships between student performances and the validity of instruments used to assess those performances is emphasized. The importance of key measurement principles, as illustrated with an ability assessment, is discussed in relation to potential application with classroom assessment of learning and survey assessment.
Keywords
  • Rasch,
  • Measurement,
  • Field Dependence-Independence,
  • Visuospatial Ability
Publication Date
2011
Publisher Statement
IJTLHE is a publication of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), the Center for Teaching and Learning at The University of Georgia, and the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) at Virginia Tech. The IJTLHE is currently indexed in ERIC, EBSCO, Google Scholar, MSN, SilverPlatter, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, OCLC, Ovid, ProQuest, and Thompson Dialog.
Citation Information
Kent A Rittschof and Wendy L Chambers. "Modern Measurement Information Graphics for Understanding Student Performance Differences" International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol. 23 Iss. 3 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kent_rittschof/2/