Computerized Adaptive Testing: A Primer

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Computerized Adaptive Testing A Primer

Second Edition

by

Howard Wainer Educational Testing Service

with

Neil J. Dorans Daniel Eignor
Educational Testing ServiceEducational Testing Service
Ronald Flaugher Bert F. Green
Educational Testing Service Johns Hopkins University
Robert J. Mislevy Lynne Steinberg
Educational Testing Service Indiana University
David Thissen
University of Kansas

LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOCIATES, PUBLISHERS

2000 Mahwah, New Jersey London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword to the First Edition ix
  • Foreword to the Second Edition xiii
  • Preface to the First Edition xvii
  • Preface to the Second Edition xxi
  • 1- Introduction and History 1
  • PROLOGUE 1
  • Acknowledgments 19
  • ANNOTATED REFERENCES 19
  • 2- System Design and Operation 23
  • References 33
  • 3- Item Pools 37
  • Introduction 37
  • Acknowledgments 57
  • 4- Item Response Theory, Item Calibration, and Proficiency Estimation 61
  • Introduction 61
  • References 97
  • 5- Testing Algorithms 101
  • INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 130
  • 6- Scaling and Equating 135
  • References 156
  • 7- Reliability and Measurement Precision 159
  • INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 160
  • 8- Validity 185
  • References 264
  • 10- Caveats, Pitfalls, and Unexpected Consequences of Implementing Large-Scale Computerized Testing§ 271
  • Introduction 271
  • Conclusion 296
  • References 297
  • References 301
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used 317
  • Author Index 319
  • Subject Index 323
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