ERIC Number: ED094759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Based Adaptive Testing Models for the Air Force Technical Training Environment Phase I: Development of a Computerized Measurement System for Air Force Technical Training. AFHRL-TR-74-48.
Hansen, D. N.; And Others
This study explored the utility, from a psychometric and cost effectiveness standpoint, of a computerized adaptive measurement system in an Air Force technical training environment. The phase 1 effort was designed to take the study to the point of producing an operational system ready to actually test technical training students adaptively. A literature review indicated that two testing techniques showed considerable promise: flexilevel testing and hierarchical testing; two courses were selected to implement these procedures. One preliminary conclusion was that adaptive testing appears to offer the potential for time savings of up to 50%. Furthermore, it was found that a very flexible computer system to drive the adaptive testing strategies could be relatively easily developed. (WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.; Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer Applications Lab.