Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment

Chun Wang, Hua Hua Chang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Cognitive diagnostic assessment has become a promising field of psychometric research over the past several years. Instead of providing a summative score, cognitive diagnostic assessment feed diagnostic information back to each examinee. In addition, cognitive diagnostic assessment specifies the attributes and skills mastered by the students, as well as the areas on which remedial instruction is needed (Leighton and Gierl, 2007). Therefore, cognitive diagnostic test is not only used for the purpose of evaluation, but also for providing detailed and valuable information regarding each student’s strengths and weaknesses in learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Item Response Theory
Subtitle of host publicationThree Volume Set
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781482282474
ISBN (Print)9781466514393
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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