ERIC Number: ED294901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Computerized Adaptive Testing: A Good Idea Waiting for the Right Technology.
Reckase, Mark D.
The requirements for adaptive testing are reviewed, and the question of why implementation has taken so long is examined. The concept of a testing procedure that selects items to match the level of performance of an examinee during the administration of a test had to wait for the technology necessary to apply the idea. Current procedures were developed based on item response theory methodology. The reliability of shorter tests and scoring has been improved by this approach. Refinement of adaptive testing procedures is one aspect currently under development; a second is a focus on better ways to model person-by-item interaction and to produce test items to measure a person's skills. (SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).