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ERIC Number: ED562592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
An Overview of Computer-Based Testing. Research Notes. RN-09
Patelis, Thanos
College Entrance Examination Board
Because different types of computerized tests exist and continue to emerge, the term "computer-based testing" does not encompass all of the various models that may exist. As a result, test delivery model (TDM) is used to describe the variety of methods that exist in delivering tests to examinees. The criterion that is used to distinguish between the various TDMs is the extent to which the test is adaptive to an examinee's performance during the test session. On one side of the continuum, there are linear tests that do not change in light of the examinee's performance. On the other side of this continuum, there are tests in which each item presented is dependent on the examinee's performance (adaptive). Types of TDMs and the architecture of a computer-based testing system are described.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board