Computerized Adaptive Testing: Theory and Practice

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Wim J. Linden, Wim J. van der Linden, Cees A. W. Glas
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 2000 - Education - 323 pages
Modern computer technology has opened up several new possibilities for optimizing the administration of educational and psychological tests. In computer adaptive testing (CAT), tests are automatically tailored to the proficiency level of the individual examinees. Currently, nearly all large-scale testing programs in the western world are already adaptive or in the process of becoming so. Written by active CAT researchers from Europe and North America, the chapters offer a comprehensive introduction to the latest developments in the theory and practice of CAT. The book can be used both as a basic reference on the state of the art in CAT and a valuable resource in graduate courses on test theory. The theoretical chapters in this book cover such topics as item selection and ability estimation, item pool development and maintenance, item calibration and model fit, and testlet-based adaptive testing. The practical chapters describe the operational aspects of existing large-scale CAT programs.
 

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Contents

Constrained adaptive testing with shadow tests 27
26
Principles of multidimensional adaptive testing
53
Operational issues
75
A flexible testing system in mathematics 101
100
Computeradaptive sequential testing
117
Designing item pools for computerized adaptive testing
149
Methods of controlling the exposure of items in CAT
163
computer adaptive tests
220
TESTLETBASED ADAPTIVE TESTING
245
Author Index
311
245
318
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