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Evaluation, Student and Demonstration (Demo) Version of FACETS

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Get started with Facets Tutorial PDFs

Cover of McNamara: Measuring Second Language Performance Useful for all Facets users: "Measuring Second Language Performance" by T. F. McNamara, Addison-Wesley Longman, 1996. Available from Barnes & Noble. or
Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement by Thomas Eckes (2011), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
The book "Many-Facet Rasch Measurement" by John M. Linacre, Chicago: MESA Press, 1992, is available from
Minifac Installation problems?

Download Windows-native version of Minifac

MINIFAC is a reduced version of Facets. It has complete FACETS functionality, but is limited to 2,000 data points (responses). You may copy, distribute and use it without charge or time-limit. Of course, we hope you will want to purchase the full version of Facets which can analyze an unlimited number of responses.

  1. Minifac: Standard Download
    Download MinifacInstall.exe
    Minifac: Secure Download from
    Download https://.../MinifacInstall.exe
  2. "Save as" "c:\windows\desktop\MinifacInstall.exe"
  3. Click on "MinifacInstall.exe" on your desktop to install MINIFAC, the free student/evaluation/demo version of Facets
    MINIFAC will start automatically.
  4. Select "Essays.txt" as an example data set.
    Press Enter in response to "Other" and "Output"
  5. Delete "MinifacInstall.exe"
  6. You can run MINIFAC by double-clicking the short-cut on your desktop.

Facform, free data-formatter for Facets

Our recommendation: use EXCEL etc. instead

  1. Freeware Facform data formatter Download FacformInstall.exe

Facets & Facform User Manuals and On-Line Help

  1. Get started with Facets Tutorial PDFs

  2. Go to Facets Online Help

  3. Go to Facform Online Help for Facets data formatter

  4. Facets User Manual PDF Download Facets-Manual.pdf.
  5. Facform User Manual PDF Download Facform-Manual.pdf.

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Facets Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation download
Winsteps Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation download

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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 with Raters and Rating Scales: Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments, George Engelhard, Jr. & Stefanie Wind 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 Winsteps & Facets Events
May 22 - 24, 2018, Tues.-Thur. EALTA 2018 pre-conference workshop (Introduction to Rasch measurement using WINSTEPS and FACETS, Thomas Eckes & Frank Weiss-Motz),
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
June 27 - 29, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Measurement at the Crossroads: History, philosophy and sociology of measurement, Paris, France.,
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
July 25 - July 27, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Pacific-Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS), (Preconference workshops July 23-24, 2018) Fudan University, Shanghai, China "Applying Rasch Measurement in Language Assessment and across the Human Sciences"
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets),
Oct. 12 - Nov. 9, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),


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