New psychometrics and evaluation of understanding of the read material



This article (a brief report) discusses the main characteristics of the Many-Facet Rasch Model, (MFRM) and illustrates the use of this model by the example of a research of individual differences in the process of understanding of the read material. The illustration is based on the data from 4020 testees whose responses to the questions on the read material were integrated in a single latent skill scale, despite a vast range of age-specific characteristics of the testees and the variety of questions\tasks.

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Keywords: process of understanding of the read material, classic and new psychometrics, Rasch Model fit indices, Many-facet models

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Grigorenko E.L. New psychometrics and evaluation of understanding of the read material [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2011. Vol. 3, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Elena L. Grigorenko, PhD, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA; Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia; Professor and Acting Director, Center for Cognitive Sciences, Sirius University of Science and Technology, Federal territory "Sirius", Russia; Adjunct Professor, Child Study Center and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA; Research Certified Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Member of the editorial boards of the journals “Clinical and Special Educatiom”, “Experimental Psychology” and “Psychological Science and Education”, Houston, USA, ORCID:, e-mail:



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