FAME Bundle 3 – Courses 3 to 6

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SKU : PPE894_2

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ACER's Foundation in Applied Measurement in Education (FAME) is a suite of 8 short, online, modular courses.

Rasch modelling short courses cover:

  • introductory concepts and theoretical understanding of educational assessment and measurement
  • item and test analysis
  • differential item functioning
  • test equating
  • psychometric analysis reports
  • large-scale analysis of educational data

COURSES 1 AND 2 Focus on the theoretical foundations that are essential to large-scale educational assessment.

COURSES 3 TO 8 Focus on applying the skills and require ACER ConQuest® software. Course 7 and 8 is offered for advanced analysis of large-scale education data. For more information about ACER ConQuest®, please go to the ACER ConQuest webpage.

FAME Bundle 3 includes Courses 3 to 6:

FAME 3 Item and test analysis using ACER ConQuest® (Intermediate–proficient level / FAME 1&2 / Experienced analysts. 1.5 days. ACER ConQuest® software)

  • Involves conducting and interpreting a psychometric analysis of multiple-choice assessment using ACER ConQuest® software to inform refinements to an existing measure. It analyses assessment items where partial credit scoring applies.
  • Participants apply both the Rasch model and the one parameter logistic (IRT) model. Participants will work with models for dichotomous and for polytomous data.

FAME 4 Differential Item Functioning (DIF) (Proficient–advanced / FAME 1–3 / Experienced analysts. 2 days. ACER ConQuest® software)

  • Explores important validity and comparability questions through an Item Response Theory paradigm by introducing participants to Differential Item Functioning (DIF) and requiring them to undertake a DIF analysis using ACER ConQuest®. 

FAME 5 Test equating (Advanced / FAME 1–3 / Experienced analysts. 2 days. ACER ConQuest® software)

  • Explores test equating methods using the one parameter logistic (IRT) model.
  • Participants will learn to equate 2 assessments on a common measurement scale through common item equating.

FAME 6 Automated psychometric analysis score reports with conquestr (Advanced / FAME 1–3 / Experienced analysts. 1.5 days. ACER ConQuest®, conquestr and RStudio software)

  • Introduces participants to the conquestr package that interfaces with ACER ConQuest® software.
  • Participants will use R and RStudio with conquestr output to produce an automated and reproducible psychometric analysis and reporting workflow for quality assuring multiple-choice assessments. 

Optional: Bring your own data (BYOD) sessions for Course 3 and 4: $550 per session.

  • provides participants with an opportunity to apply newly learnt skills to their own data, share results with facilitators and have a live Q&A.
  • a 1-hour workshop (in addition to standard inclusions) for each BYOD session.

To purchase the BYOD session for Course 3, please add the BYOD session(s) to your cart in addition to your bundle.