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Computerized Adaptive Testing : A Primer - Howard Wainer

Hardcover Published: 13th May 2000
ISBN: 9780805835113
Number Of Pages: 362

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This celebrated primer presents an introduction to all of the key ingredients in understanding computerized adaptive testing technology, test development, statistics, and mental test theory. Based on years of research, this accessible book educates the novice and serves as a compendium of state-of-the-art information for professionals interested in computerized testing in the areas of education, psychology, and other related social sciences. A hypothetical test taken as a prelude to employment is used as a common example throughout to highlight this book's most important features and problems.
Changes in the new edition include:
*a completely rewritten chapter 2 on the system considerations needed for modern computerized adaptive testing;
*a revised chapter 4 to include the latest in methodology surrounding online calibration and in the modeling of testlets; and
*a new chapter 10 with helpful information on how test items are really selected, usage patterns, how usage patterns influence the number of new items required, and tools for managing item pools.

Foreword to the First Editionp. ix
Foreword to the Second Editionp. xiii
Preface to the First Editionp. xvii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xxi
Introduction and Historyp. 1
Prologuep. 1
Annotated Referencesp. 19
Acknowledgmentsp. 19
System Design and Operationp. 23
Referencesp. 33
Item Poolsp. 37
Introductionp. 37
Acknowledgmentsp. 57
Introductionp. 61
Item Response Theory Item Calibration, and Proficiency Estimationp. 61
Referencesp. 97
Testing Algorithmsp. 101
Introduction And Backgroundp. 130
Scaling and Equatingp. 135
Referencesp. 156
Reliability and Measurement Precisionp. 159
Introduction And Backgroundp. 160
Validityp. 185
Referencesp. 264
Introductionp. 271
Caveats, Pitfalls, and Unexpected Consequencesof Implementing Large-Scale Computerized TestingĀ p. 271
Conclusionp. 296
Referencesp. 297
Referencesp. 301
Abbreviations and Acronyms Usedp. 317
Author Indexp. 319
Subject Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780805835113
ISBN-10: 0805835113
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 13th May 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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