ERIC Number: ED339728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Computerized Placement Tests: Background Readings.
College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This document is a compilation of background readings for the user of Computerized Placement Tests (CPTs) developed by the College Board for student placement purposes. CPTs are computerized adaptive tests that test the individual abilities and backgrounds of examinees. CPTs are part of the ACCUPLACER student information management system. The first part of the compilation, "On Computer Adaptive Testing", contains the following papers: (1) "Using Microcomputers To Administer Tests" (W. C. Ward); (2) "On Item Response Theory and Computerized Adaptive Tests: The Coming Technological Revolution in Testing" (H. Wainer); (3) "Comparison of the Adaptive Test with Conventional Tests" (from the "Coordinator's Notebook for the Computerized Placement Tests"); (4) "An Overview of the College Board Computerized Placement Tests (CPTs)" (from the "Coordinator's Notebook..."); (5) "Summary of the Pilot Testing Results: 1984-1985" (W. C. Ward and others); and (6) "Test-Retest Results" (from the "Coordinator's Notebook..."). The "Implementing the CPTs" section contains the following papers: (7) "Computer Adaptive Assessment Testing at Central Piedmont Community College" (N. A. Webb and others); (8) "Uses of Computerized Adaptive Testing at Santa Fe Community College" (G. T. Delaino and others); (9) "The Computerized Adaptive Testing Program at Miami-Dade Community College-South Campus" (R. B. Schinoff and L. Steed); (10) "A Summary of Insights from Experience: Guidelines for Implementing Computerized Adaptive Testing for Assessment" (League for Innovation in the Community College); and (11) "Assessment's Next Wave: The Computerized Placement Tests" (P. Smittle). The third section, "Validating CPTs Results", contains the following papers: (12) "Statistical Analysis of the Class of 1994 at the USMMA" (C. Weber); (13) "Aims Community College Computerized Placement Tests Pilot Study, Summary Report" (D. Nold and M. Kuechenmeister); (14) "Validating CPT Reading Comprehension Test Standards: Employing Relevant College-Level Performance Criteria" (A. R. Napoli); and (15) "Correlations between CPTs Scores and Courses Grades" (M. Pomplun). A CPTs user list, as of October 1991, is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Assessment, Educational Technology, Guides, Higher Education, Item Response Theory, Management Information Systems, Microcomputers, Pilot Projects, Predictive Measurement, Program Implementation, Research Reports, Student Placement
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.