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PEMEA CPDP: Seminar on Item Response Theory

Date: November 18, 2017

Venue: Mapua University, Muralla St. Intramuros, Manila

Time: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Registration: Php 1,500

Overview of the Seminar: Item Response Theory Models and their Applications


This seminar will present a comparison between classical test theory and item response theory. Then, different item response theory (IRT) models and their applications in the educational setting will be introduced. In addition, implementation of these IRT models will be demonstrated in R, a free statistical software.

The CPDP on Item Response Theory aims for the participants to:

(1) Determine the uses of Item Response Theory for Scales;
(2) Interpret data from scales using Item Response Theory; and
(3) Use a statistical software to run Item Response theory.

Participants may bring their own laptops and extension cord if they want to follow the steps how to use R. Please download the following software (for free) and install it in your laptop before the seminar.


R Studio


The registration fee for the CPDP is Php 1,500.00 which includes conference materials, lunch, and snacks.

Registrants can pay through bank with this account:


Account Number: 004103-0466-32
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Branch Address: Masangkay-Mayhaligue

To acknowledge payment, please scan your bank deposit receipt with your full name, school, and cell phone number, registration form, and send to

For Further Inquiries, you may call 0956 574 8769 or our office at (02) 621 7939

Dr. Kevin Carl P. Santos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Statistics, University of the Philippines-Diliman. Last September 2017, he defended his dissertation about different approaches to person fit analysis in Cognitive Diagnosis Modeling under the supervision of Dr. Jimmy de la Torre and Dr. Erniel Barrios. He was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, USA from August 2015 until August 2016. During his stay, he took classes on Item Response Theory and Cognitive Diagnosis Modeling under Dr. Jimmy de la Torre. He finished his M.S. Statistics and B.S. Statistics (Cum Laude) in 2011 and 2009, respectively, both from UP Diliman. In 2015, he received the Cochran-Hansen Prize for Survey Statisticians given by the International Association of Survey Statisticians and the Pearson’s Travel Award for the International Meeting of Psychometric Society. He is an active member of Psychometric Society and National Council on Measurement in Education. His research interests include cognitive diagnosis models, item response theory, sampling designs, and count data modeling.

The Speaker

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