ERIC Number: ED263171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computerized Adaptive Measurement of Achievement and Ability. Final Report.
Weiss, David J.
This research program was designed to investigate the applications of item response theory and computerized adaptive testing to the unique problems of the measurement of ability and the measurement of achievement. The research utilized a combination of monte carlo simulation studies and live-testing studies. The research approach for adaptive achievement testing included: intersubtest branching; the dimensionality of measured achievement over time; adaptive mastery testing; and adaptive self-referenced testing. The research approach for adaptive ability testing included: adaptive testing strategies; and response modes, test item formats and effects of test administration variables. This research is summarized and related to ten technical reports and other publications. Abstracts of the technical reports are included and the major research findings are presented. (PN)
Descriptors: Ability, Achievement Tests, Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education, Item Analysis, Latent Trait Theory, Mastery Tests, Monte Carlo Methods, Test Items, Test Theory, Testing
Computerized Adaptive Testing Laboratory, N660 Elliott Hall, University of Minnesota, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN., 55455.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.; Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.; Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Psychology.