The need for increased exam security, improved test formats, more flexible scheduling, better measurement, and more efficient administrative processes has caused testing agencies to consider converting the administration of their exams from paper-and-pencil to computer-based testing (CBT). Many decisions must be made in order to provide an optimal examination program from the perspectives of validity, customer service, and cost. Methods to administer computer-based testing include Computer Adaptive, Linear-On-The-Fly, Multistage testing, and multiple fixed forms. Each of these methods has pros and cons that must be considered in relation to the purpose and characteristics of the exam. Issues of security, access, psychometrics, and cheating will also be addressed. Accessed 8,210 times on https://pareonline.net from December 12, 2013 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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Becker, Kirk A. and Bergstrom, Betty A.
"Test Administration Models,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 18
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol18/iss1/14