Honorary Professor David Andrich

BSc(UWA), PhD(Chic)


Phone: +61 2 9351 6383

Fax: +61 2 9351 2606

Building.Room: A35.

Research interests

Learning sciences; psychology of education

  • Assessment and evaluation


Educational Measurement and Assessment, Rasch Model of Assessment

Professional biography

Professor David Andrich is an Australian academic and assessment specialist. He has made substantial contributions to quantitative social science including seminal work on the Polytomous Rasch model for measurement, which is used in the social sciences, in health and other areas.

Professor Andrich is currently a Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia, where he holds the Chapple Chair in Education. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia in 1990 for contributions to measurement in the social sciences. professor Andrich also worked with Georg Rasch in Denmark and Australia. He is one of the most prominent advocates of Rasch's probabilistic measurement models.


  • Susan Colver Rosenberger prize (University of Chicago) for original research that contributes to practical ideas for the improvement of educational objectives and methods or for the promotion of human welfare.

  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia

Professional and community roles

  • member of editorial board of Applied Psychological Measurement

Selected publications


  • Andrich, D. (1988). Rasch Models for Measurement. Newbury Park, California: Sage.