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ERIC Number: EJ797379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
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Some Useful Cost-Benefit Criteria for Evaluating Computer-Based Test Delivery Models and Systems
Luecht, Richard M.
Journal of Applied Testing Technology, v7 n2 p1-31 Apr 2005
Computer-based testing (CBT) is typically implemented using one of three general test delivery models: (1) multiple fixed testing (MFT); (2) computer-adaptive testing (CAT); or (3) multistage testing (MSTs). This article reviews some of the real cost drivers associated with CBT implementation--focusing on item production costs, the costs associated with administering the tests, and system development costs--and elaborates three classes of cost-benefit-related factors useful for evaluating CBT models: (1) real measurement efficiency; (2) testing system performance; and (3) provision for data quality control/assurance. (Contains 1 figure and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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