ERIC Number: ED226722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
MTA Computer Based Evaluation System.
Brenner, Lisa P.; And Others
The MTA PLATO-based evaluation system, which has been implemented by a consortium of schools of medical technology, is designed to be general-purpose, modular, data-driven, and interactive, and to accommodate other national and local item banks. The system provides a comprehensive interactive item-banking system in conjunction with online student management, testing, and analysis or computer grading. Thus a large (up to 16,000) set of test items may be drawn on by specific instructors in creating tests, which may be delivered either online, within the testing component of the system, or printed for off-line delivery. CERL PLATO users and others who have made special arrangements may use the system, providing they have a project and a project director who can access, edit, and direct the project. Existing banks have been developed primarily in the health sciences, but use is not restricted, with applications in medical technology, pharmacology, microbiology, biochemistry, and small projects in other disciplines. The addition of permanent data storage capability will allow an instructor to run an item analysis on a given online test. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.
Authoring Institution: Rush Univ., Chicago, IL.; Illinois Univ., Champaign.
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Test Construction; Interactive Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (Atlanta, GA, March 2-5, 1981).