The work ahead: A psychometric infrastructure for computerized adaptive tests

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Computer-based tests (CBTs) and computerized adaptive tests (CATs) have finally become a reality. After many years of research by psychometricians and scholars in related fields, CBTs and CATs have been implemented by several major testing programs. Examples include the Department of Defense's Computer Adaptive Test-Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (CAT-ASVAB), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)-CAT, State Farm Insurance's selection test for computer programmers, and various licensing and credentialing exams. Clearly, large-scale, high-stakes testing is undergoing a paradigm shift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer-Based Testing
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding the Foundation for Future Assessments
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781135651657
ISBN (Print)0805837590, 9781138991552
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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