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ERIC Number: EJ1007358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0146-6216
Item Pocket Method to Allow Response Review and Change in Computerized Adaptive Testing
Han, Kyung T.
Applied Psychological Measurement, v37 n4 p259-275 Jun 2013
Most computerized adaptive testing (CAT) programs do not allow test takers to review and change their responses because it could seriously deteriorate the efficiency of measurement and make tests vulnerable to manipulative test-taking strategies. Several modified testing methods have been developed that provide restricted review options while limiting the trade-off in CAT efficiency. The extent to which these methods provided test takers with options to review test items, however, still was quite limited. This study proposes the item pocket (IP) method, a new testing approach that allows test takers greater flexibility in changing their responses by eliminating restrictions that prevent them from moving across test sections to review their answers. A series of simulations were conducted to evaluate the robustness of the IP method against various manipulative test-taking strategies. Findings and implications of the study suggest that the IP method may be an effective solution for many CAT programs when the IP size and test time limit are properly set. (Contains 1 table, 4 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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