ERIC Number: EJ717933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Constructing a Computerized Adaptive Test for University Applicants with Disabilities
Moshinsky, Avital; Kazin, Cathrael
Applied Measurement in Education, v18 n4 p381-405 2005
In recent years, there has been a large increase in the number of university applicants requesting special accommodations for university entrance exams. The Israeli National Institute for Testing and Evaluation (NITE) administers a Psychometric Entrance Test (comparable to the Scholastic Assessment Test in the United States) to assist universities in Israel in selecting undergraduates. Because universities in Israel do not permit flagging of candidates receiving special testing accommodations, such scores are treated as identical to scores attained under regular testing conditions. The increase in the number of students receiving testing accommodations and the prohibition of flagging have brought into focus certain psychometric issues pertaining to the fairness of testing students with disabilities and the comparability of special and standard testing conditions. To address these issues, NITE has developed a computerized adaptive psychometric test for administration to examinees with disabilities. This article discusses the process of developing the computerized test and ensuring its comparability to the paper-and-pencil test. This article also presents data on the operational computerized test.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Computer Assisted Testing, College Applicants, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Test Construction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; United States