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Intro to Computerized Adaptive Testing

If your certifying agency is considering computer adaptive testing, you might want to look into Assessment Systems Corporation's workshop on June 1 in Minneapolis.  The following topics will be covered:

  • Rationale and basic assumptions of IRT
  • Major IRT models and their parameters
  • Estimating the latent trait, Θ, and its standard error
  • Estimating item parameters
  • Item and test/bank information
  • Linking items to create an item bank for CAT
  • Basic elements of CAT
  • Types of CATs: CATs for equiprecise measurement, classification, measuring change
  • What to consider before implementing CAT
  • Implementing CAT
  • Operational issues for some CATs: item exposure, enemy items, content balancing

Learn more here.