Comparison of Functionality of Winsteps Versions
Version Winsteps: licensed
Winsteps: time-limited
Ministep freeware Bond&FoxSteps3
downloadable for
"Applying the Rasch Model" 3rd. Ed.
Bond&FoxSteps
on CD-ROM included with
"Applying the Rasch Model" 2nd. Ed.
Expires Licensed: No
Time-limited: Yes, a month later
No No No
Using your own data Yes Yes Difficult to use your own data
Easy to use Bond&Fox3 data
Difficult to use your own data
Easy to use Bond&Fox data
Maximum data file size 64,000 items by
9,999,999 persons
25 items by
75 persons
70 items by
250 cases
32,000 items by
999,999 cases
Maximum disk file size 16GB Small Small 4GB
Citation Linacre, J. M. (2015). Winsteps (Version 3.9) [Computer Software]. Beaverton OR: Winsteps.com Linacre, J. M. (2015). Ministep (Version 3.9) [Computer Software]. Beaverton OR: Winsteps.com Linacre, J. M. (2015). Bond&FoxSteps (Version 3.9) [Computer Software]. Beaverton OR: Winsteps.com Linacre, J. M. (2007). Bond&FoxSteps (Version 1.0) [Computer Software]. Chicago: Winsteps.com.
Version Winsteps, time-limited Winsteps, Ministep Bond&FoxSteps3 Bond&FoxSteps
Overall Functionality Full (current version of Winsteps)
update history since 1998
Limited. Features not required for Bond&FoxSteps3 examples are disabled or may not function correctly Limited (9/2006 = Winsteps 3.62). Features not required for Bond&FoxSteps examples are disabled or may not function correctly
Compatibility Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP. Excel current version and before. Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP. Excel current version and before. Windows XP and perhaps later versions. Excel 2003 and perhaps later versions.
Files Menu (not yet released)
Edit Menu (not yet released)
Diagnosis Menu (not yet released)
Output Tables Menu (not yet released)
Output Files Menu (not yet released)
Batch Menu (not yet released)
Help Menu (not yet released)
Specification Menu Full functionality (not yet released) Functionality as of Winsteps 3.62 (Some specifications may not function)
Plots Menu (not yet released)
Excel / SAS / SPSS / STATA Input Menu (not yet released)
Graphs Menu (not yet released)
Graphs Screen (not yet released)

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Rasch Publications
Rasch Measurement Transactions (free, online) Rasch Measurement research papers (free, online) Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Applying the Rasch Model 3rd. Ed., Bond & Fox Best Test Design, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis, Wright & Masters Introduction to Rasch Measurement, E. Smith & R. Smith Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement, Thomas Eckes Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, George Engelhard, Jr. Statistical Analyses for Language Testers, Rita Green
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Journal of Applied Measurement Rasch models for measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Stave, Yale
in Spanish: Análisis de Rasch para todos, Agustín Tristán Mediciones, Posicionamientos y Diagnósticos Competitivos, Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez
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Coming Rasch-related Events
April 26-30, 2017, Wed.-Sun. NCME, San Antonio, TX, www.ncme.org - April 29: Ben Wright book
April 27 - May 1, 2017, Thur.-Mon. AERA, San Antonio, TX, www.aera.net
April 29, 2017, Sat., 16:35 to 18:05. NCME Presidents Invitational Symposium: a new book commemorating Ben Wright's life and career, 16:35 to 18:05, San Antonio, TX, www.ncme.org
May 26 - June 23, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 30 - July 29, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
July 31 - Aug. 3, 2017, Mon.-Thurs. Joint IMEKO TC1-TC7-TC13 Symposium 2017: Measurement Science challenges in Natural and Social Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, imeko-tc7-rio.org.br
Aug. 7-9, 2017, Mon-Wed. In-person workshop and research coloquium: Effect size of family and school indexes in writing competence using TERCE data (C. Pardo, A. Atorressi, Winsteps), Bariloche Argentina. Carlos Pardo, Universidad Catòlica de Colombia
Aug. 7-9, 2017, Mon-Wed. PROMS 2017: Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, proms.promsociety.org/2017/
Aug. 10, 2017, Thurs. In-person Winsteps Training Workshop (M. Linacre, Winsteps), Sydney, Australia. www.winsteps.com/sydneyws.htm
Aug. 11 - Sept. 8, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Aug. 18-21, 2017, Fri.-Mon. IACAT 2017: International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing, Niigata, Japan, iacat.org
Sept. 15-16, 2017, Fri.-Sat. IOMC 2017: International Outcome Measurement Conference, Chicago, jampress.org/iomc2017.htm
Oct. 13 - Nov. 10, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 10-16, 2018, Wed.-Tues. In-person workshop: Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement Theory and the application of RUMM2030, Perth, Australia (D. Andrich), Announcement
Jan. 17-19, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Rasch Conference: Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement, Matilda Bay Club, Perth, Australia, Website
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Oct. 12 - Nov. 9, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
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