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Title: Multidimensional computerized adaptive testing in a certification or licensure context
Authors: Luecht, Richard M.
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Luecht, Richard M. (1996). Multidimensional computerized adaptive testing in a certification or licensure context. Applied Psychological Measurement, 20, 389-404. doi:10.1177/014662169602000406
Abstract: Multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) computerized adaptive testing, building on recent work by Segall (1996), is applied in a licensing/certification context. An example of a medical licensure test is used to demonstrate situations in which complex, integrated content must be balanced at the total test level for validity reasons, but items assigned to reportable subscore categories may be used under a MIRT adaptive paradigm to improve the reliability of the subscores. A heuristic optimization framework is outlined that generalizes to both univariate and multivariate statistical objective functions, with additional systems of constraints included to manage the content balancing or other test specifications on adaptively constructed test forms. Simulation results suggested that a multivariate treatment of the problem, although complicating somewhat the objective function used and the estimation of traits, nonetheless produces advantages from a psychometric perspective. Index terms: adaptive testing, computerized adaptive testing, information functions, licensure testing, multidimensional item response theory, sequential testing.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/119529
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