File menu

File menu

This menu launches and terminates Winsteps analysis.



Edit Control File=

Edit the current control file. Alters this analysis if no computation has been done, otherwise the next analysis done with this control file.

Exit, then Restart "WINSTEPS ..."

Stop and then restart this analysis, usually after editing the control file.

Restart "WINSTEPS ..."

Restart this analysis, leaving the current one running.

Open File

Select control file for this analysis

Start another Winsteps

Launch a new copy of Winsteps. More than one copy of Winsteps can run at the same time.

Exit WINSTEPS and close output windows

Exit from Winsteps and close output windows without asking.


Exit from Winsteps

Finish iterating

Finish the current phase as quickly as possible.

Close open output windows

close any open windows for output tables, files or plots.


Acts as the Enter key

Save and edit

Save the information displayed on the processing screen to disk.

Save As... and edit

Save the screen output to a named disk file.


Print the screen output


Location of the Excel program (if installed on your computer): can be change in Edit Initial Settings


Location of the R Statistics program (if installed on your computer): can be change in Edit Initial Settings


Location of the SPSS program (if installed on your computer): can be change in Edit Initial Settings

(file name)

Up to 30 must recently used Winsteps control files. Click on one of these to analyze it


When you launch Winsteps, the Windows task bar shows:


After a control file is selected, the task bar indicates it:


When a second run accesses the same control file:


and the number increments for further uses of the same control file.

Help for Winsteps Rasch Measurement Software: Author: John Michael Linacre

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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
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),
Oct. 24 - 26, 2018,Wed.-Fri. Rasch workshop at Midwest Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Cincinatti, Ohio (W. Boone, Winsteps),



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