A substantial amount of research has been conducted over the past 40 years on technical aspects of computerized adaptive testing (CAT), such as item selection algorithms, item exposure controls, and termination criteria. However, there is little literature providing practical guidance on the development of a CAT. This paper seeks to collate some of the available research methodologies into a general framework for the development of any CAT assessment. Accessed 23,543 times on https://pareonline.net from January 10, 2011 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.
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Thompson, Nathan A. and Weiss, David A.
"A Framework for the Development of Computerized Adaptive Tests,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 16
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol16/iss1/1