ERIC Number: ED247241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Microcomputer Network for Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT). [Final Report, FY81-83].
Quan, Baldwin; And Others
Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) offers the opportunity to replace paper-and-pencil aptitude tests such as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery with shorter, more accurate, and more secure computer-administered tests. Its potential advantages need to be verified by experimental administration of automated tests to military recruit applicants whose subsequent training and job performance could be correlated with their CAT performance. A hardware and software system was developed for experimental administration of computerized aptitude tests to military personnel. A network of microprocessors was used, with each testing station including an Apple III personal computer. Eight such computers shared a 10 million byte Winchester disk containing the data base of items, programs, and examinee records. This report contains the system and user documentation. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A