Instructional Topics in Educational Measurement Series (ITEMS)


André A. Rupp
(Editor, 2016-2019) 
(609) 252-8545 

ITEMS Mission

ITEMS modules are developed to support the teaching and learning of educational measurement principles. Target audiences include college faculty and students, workshop leaders and participants, and assessment specialists working in various professional settings. ITEMS modules are designed to be learner-oriented and include supporting materials such as self-learning assessments, short exercises, code and data sets, and the like. New digital modules further include fully narrated slides, short instructional videos, and diagnostic learning checks, and other useful supporting materials. 

ITEMS Modules

Until 2017, ITEMS modules were published in Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice. Starting in 2018, ITEMS modules are fully integrated digital "packages" of materials created with professional course development software and delivered within a modern learning management system. Check out the new ITEMS portal via the hyperlink on the top of this page and sign up for free access to all existing modules. We currently have 45 PDF modules, which are categorized by the following themes (number of current modules in parentheses), as well as two new digital modules on reliability in classical test theory and structural equation modeling:

- Assessment Procedures (8)
- Modeling Frameworks (7)
- Polytomous IRT Models (2)
- Dichotomous IRT Models (2)
- CTT Foundations (2)
- Subscores (3)
- Scaling (2)
- Linking and Equating (3)
- Differential Functioning (4)
- Standard-setting (2)
- Classroom Assessment (9)
- Special Topics (1)

If you are interested in publishing a module in this series, please reach out to the editor for a preliminary conversation to discuss content, scope, and fit!

ITEMS Advisory Board

- Terry Ackerman, ACT
- Deborah Bandalos, James Madison University
- Derek Briggs, University of Colorado at Boulder
- Jodi Casabianca-Marshall, ETS
- Ikkyu Choi, ETS
- Kristen DiCerbo, Pearson
- Andreas Frey, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
- Ron Hambleton, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Howard Everson, SRI
- Richard Feinberg, NBME
- Holmes Finch, Ball State University
- Matt Gaertner, WestEd
- Yoon Jeon Kim, MIT Teaching Systems Lab
- Jacqueline Leighton, University of Alberta
- William Lorie, Capital Metrics
- Mike Sao Pedro, Apprendis
- Amanda Wolkowitz, Alpine Testing