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Computerized Adaptive Testing : Theory and Practice - Wim J. van der Linden

Computerized Adaptive Testing

Theory and Practice

By: Wim J. van der Linden (Editor), Cees A. W. Glas (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 2000
ISBN: 9780792364252
Number Of Pages: 324

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Modern computer technology has opened up several new possibilities for optimizing the administration of educational and psychological tests. In computer adaptive testing (CAT), tests are automatically tailored to the proficiency level of the individual examinees. Currently, nearly all large-scale testing programs in the western world are already adaptive or in the process of becoming so. Written by active CAT researchers from Europe and North America, the chapters offer a comprehensive introduction to the latest developments in the theory and practice of CAT. The book can be used both as a basic reference on the state of the art in CAT and a valuable resource in graduate courses on test theory. The theoretical chapters in this book cover such topics as item selection and ability estimation, item pool development and maintenance, item calibration and model fit, and testlet-based adaptive testing. The practical chapters describe the operational aspects of existing large-scale CAT programs.

Preface
Item Selection and Ability Estimation
Item selection and ability estimation in adaptive testingp. 1
Constrained adaptive testing with shadow testsp. 27
Principles of multidimensional adaptive testingp. 53
Applications in Large-scale Testing Programs
The GRE computer adaptive test: Operational issuesp. 75
MATHCAT: A flexible testing system in mathematics education for adultsp. 101
Computer-adaptive sequential testingp. 117
Item Pool Development and Maintenance
Innovative item types for computerized testingp. 129
Designing item pools for computerized adaptive testingp. 149
Methods of controlling the exposure of items in CATp. 163
Item Calibration and Model Fit
Item calibration and parameter driftp. 183
Detecting person misfit in adaptive testing using statistical process control techniquesp. 201
The Assessment of differential item functioning in computer adaptive testsp. 221
Testlet-Based Adaptive Testing
Testlet response theory: An analog for the 3PL model useful in testlet-based adaptive testingp. 245
MML and EAP estimation in testlet-based adaptive testingp. 271
Testlet-based adaptive mastery testingp. 289
Author Indexp. 311
Subject Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780792364252
ISBN-10: 0792364252
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 31st July 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.71 x 16.59  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.66

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