Previous attempts at incorporating expert test
construction practices into computerized adaptive
testing paradigms are described. A new method is
presented for incorporating a large number of constraints
on adaptive item selection. The methodology
emulates the test construction practices of
expert test specialists, which is a necessity if computerized
adaptive testing is to compete with conventional
tests. Two examples-one for a verbal
measure and the other for a quantitative measure-
are provided of the successful use of the proposed
method in designing adaptive tests. Index terms:
adaptive test design, computerized adaptive testing,
constrained adaptive testing, expert systems, test
Stocking, Martha L & Swanson, Len. (1993). A method for severely constrained item selection in adapative testing. Applied Psychological Measurement, 17, 277-292. doi:10.1177/014662169301700308
Stocking, Martha L.; Swanson, Len.
A method for severely constrained item selection in adapative testing.
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