ERIC Number: EJ1032767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Test Administration Models
Becker, Kirk A.; Bergstrom, Betty A.
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v18 n14 Dec 2013
The need for increased exam security, improved test formats, more flexible scheduling, better measurement, and more efficient administrative processes has caused testing agencies to consider converting the administration of their exams from paper-and-pencil to computer-based testing (CBT). Many decisions must be made in order to provide an optimal examination program from the perspectives of validity, customer service, and cost. Methods to administer computer-based testing include Computer Adaptive, Linear-On-The-Fly, Multistage testing, and multiple fixed forms. Each of these methods has pros and cons that must be considered in relation to the purpose and characteristics of the exam. Issues of security, access, psychometrics, and cheating will also be addressed.
Descriptors: Testing, Models, Testing Programs, Program Administration, Delivery Systems, Definitions, Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Test Format, Test Items, Printed Materials, Test Construction, Evaluation Criteria, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://pareonline.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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