Overview

Computerized assessment offers many opportunities for innovations in measurement. In contrast to static paper-and-pencil instruments, computerized assessment can capitalize on the dynamic capabilities of the computer. For example, the difficulty of administered items can be adopted to the ability of the examinee, thus eliminating items that are too hard or too easy. Multimedia computers provide the opportunity to revolutionize assessment. Stereo sound, animation, and full-motion video can be incorporated into ...
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Innovations in Computerized Assessment

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Overview

Computerized assessment offers many opportunities for innovations in measurement. In contrast to static paper-and-pencil instruments, computerized assessment can capitalize on the dynamic capabilities of the computer. For example, the difficulty of administered items can be adopted to the ability of the examinee, thus eliminating items that are too hard or too easy. Multimedia computers provide the opportunity to revolutionize assessment. Stereo sound, animation, and full-motion video can be incorporated into assessment tools and aid in the measurement of individual differences ranging from musical skills to interpersonal abilities.

Innovations in Computerized Assessment presents the experiences of leading researchers in computerized assessment. The book places particular emphasis on the dilemmas that were faced by the researchers. Questions addressed include:
* What problems did they confront?
* What were the pros and cons of various options?
* How were dilemmas resolved?
* Were the solutions good ones?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135680763
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 920,796
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Beyond Bells and Whistles: An Introduction to Computerized Assessment 1
2 The Development of a Computerized Selection System for Computer Programmers in a Financial Services Company 7
3 Development of the Computerized Adaptive Testing Version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery 35
4 CAT for Certification and Licensure 67
5 Developing Computerized Adaptive Tests for School Children 93
6 Development and Introduction of a Computer Adaptive Graduate Record Examinations General Test 117
7 Computer Assessment Using Visual Stimuli: A Test of Dermatological Skin Disorders 137
8 Creating Computerized Adaptive Tests of Music Aptitude: Problems, Solutions, and Future Directions 151
9 Development of an Interactive Video Assessment: Trials and Tribulations 177
10 Computerized Assessment of Skill for a Highly Technical Job 197
11 Easing the Implementation of Behavioral Testing Through Computerization 221
12 Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Some Final Comments on Computerized Assessment 249
Author Index 255
Subject Index 261
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