Chapter 5 Computation

This section explains the basic computations needed for fitting and evaluating the Rasch model. We distinguish the following steps:

  • Identify nature of the problem (5.1)
  • Estimation of item parameters (5.2)
  • Anchoring (5.2.2)
  • Estimation of the D-score (5.3)
  • Estimation of age-conditional references (5.4)

Readers not interested in these details may continue to model evaluation in Section 6.