TitleComputer-based testing
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDrasgow, F, Chuah, SC
Book TitleHandbook of multimethod measurement in psychology
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
CityWashington D.C. USA
KeywordsAdaptive Testing computerized adaptive testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Experimentation, Psychometrics, Theories

(From the chapter) There has been a proliferation of research designed to explore and exploit opportunities provided by computer-based assessment. This chapter provides an overview of the diverse efforts by researchers in this area. It begins by describing how paper-and-pencil tests can be adapted for administration by computers. Computerization provides the important advantage that items can be selected so they are of appropriate difficulty for each examinee. Some of the psychometric theory needed for computerized adaptive testing is reviewed. Then research on innovative computerized assessments is summarized. These assessments go beyond multiple-choice items by using formats made possible by computerization. Then some hardware and software issues are described, and finally, directions for future work are outlined. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA )