Instrument Development

Instructor: Jessica Yue
Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Phone: (979) 845-7276
Course Time: May 19-21 [5/19-5/20 (9:00 to 12:00 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm); 5/21/ (9:00 to 12:00 pm)]
Course Location:    Harrington Education Center Tower (HECC), Room 503

Instrument development demands for vigorous exertion.  If undertaken with care and consideration, it can lay the foundation for the development of validity arguments relating to the inferences and decisions that are based on construct measures.  This 15-hour workshop will render you an overview of validity concepts and introduce how instrument development efforts can be conducted to facilitate the development of validity arguments.  It also presents how analyses, especially those conducted within a Rasch measurement framework, can be used to provide evidence to support validity arguments that are founded during the instrument development process.


Smith text Smith, E. V., Jr., & Smith, R. M. (Eds.). (2004).  Introduction to Rasch Measurement:  Theory, Models, and Applications.  Maple Grove, MN: JAM Press.

Jessica Wue, Ph.D., is an Instructional Assistant Professor in Research, Measurement, and Statistics in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. 


This workshop will feature MINISTEP, a reduced version of WINSTEPS (free to download at