Self-Adapted Testing: A Special Issue of Applied Measurement in Education Steven L. Wise

ISBN: 9780805899658

Published: April 1st 1994

Hardcover

96 pages


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Self-Adapted Testing: A Special Issue of Applied Measurement in Education  by  Steven L. Wise

Self-Adapted Testing: A Special Issue of Applied Measurement in Education by Steven L. Wise
April 1st 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 96 pages | ISBN: 9780805899658 | 3.50 Mb

This special issue is devoted to self-adapted testing, an innovative application of item response theory (IRT) to computer-based testing. It is similar to computerized-adaptive testing (CAT) with one key difference -- rather than the computerMoreThis special issue is devoted to self-adapted testing, an innovative application of item response theory (IRT) to computer-based testing. It is similar to computerized-adaptive testing (CAT) with one key difference -- rather than the computer choosing the difficulty levels of the items administered, the examinee is allowed to choose the difficulty level of each item.

This seemingly innocuous difference in testing procedure has been found to have interesting effects on examinees. Specifically, allowing examinees to choose the difficulty levels of their test items can reduce the influence of text anxiety on test performance and yield significantly higher mean test performance.



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