This webinar will provide an introduction to computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and how it can be used to improve assessment. First, we will provide a brief background to item response theory, the modern paradigm for test development. Next, we will discuss the technical components of a CAT, including item selection algorithm and termination criterion. Finally, we will present a model for the development of a CAT including information on feasibility studies and business cases. Because CAT
I am passionate about improving assessment via technology and psychometrics, and how they can be used to improve aspects of our society from Education to Medicine to Professional Certification to Pre-Employment Testing. Tests are used to make decisions about people every day. Bad tests make bad decisions. I want to provide software tools and education to practitioners to help better tests be made.
My background is as a PhD psychometrician with a focus on item response theory (IRT) and computerized adaptive testing (CAT), and since both remain vastly underutilized, a specific goal is to provide software, training, and other materials to allow IRT/CAT to become more widespread. I wish to elevate the profession by automating the many mundane tasks done by psychometricians, allowing us to focus on solving important measurement problems.
|Registration Type||Amount||Dates Available|
||$0.00||December 27, 2016 4:00 PM – August 9, 2017 1:00 PM|
||$45.00||December 27, 2016 4:00 PM – August 9, 2017 1:00 PM|
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