Applying Rasch Measurement in Language Assessment and across the Human Sciences
The application of the Rasch model has been increasing exponentially in the field of language testing and assessment, and across the human sciences, more generally. A review of the articles published in Language Testing and Language Assessment Quarterly, two highly-cited journals in the field in the past two decades, reveals that the Rasch model has become one of the dominant research methods, used to address a variety of research questions, most notably the validation of language assessment instruments and the detection of rater effects in performance assessment, such as writing and speaking. A quick search on Google Scholar indicates that over 10,000 papers/books have been published using/discussing Rasch measurement theory since 2016.
PROMS is the annual professional meeting symposium of the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Society. PROMS was established in 2005 to promote objective measurement around the Pacific Rim by contributing to the research and development of Rasch measurement. The symposium consists of a conference and associated workshops for the sharing of knowledge and applications of the Rasch model with the international community. It has grown into one of the most prominent conferences in the theory and practice of applying the Rasch model in the Asia-Pacific region, and worldwide. It provides a valuable opportunity for both novice and seasoned researchers to discuss important and emerging issues in applying the Rasch model, and to present empirical research featuring the application of the Rasch model in human sciences.
PROMS 2018 will feature three keynote speeches by: