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VA Technical Reference Model v 22.1

Winsteps Technology

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Description: Winsteps is a statistical measurement software program installed on a personal computer (PC) and is designed for analysis with the Rasch model. Winsteps constructs Rasch measures from simple rectangular data sets, usually of persons and items. Typical applications include educational tests, psychological assessments, attitude surveys, patient performance protocols, and calibrating adaptive-test item banks. This software can process up to 9,999,999 persons, 60,000 items, and each item can have a rating, grouped-rating, or partial-credit scale of up to 255 categories.

This technology does not contain a database. Data is saved locally.

Please note that this entry is for the Winsteps edition of this technology rather than the BigSteps or MiniStep editions of this technology.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.7
Decision Date: 07/28/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: WinSteps
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/28/2020).