Some test design problems can be seen as combinatorial
optimization problems. Several suggestions are
presented, with various possible applications. Results
obtained thus far are promising; the methods suggested
can also be used with highly structured test specifications.
Theunissen, T. J. (1986). Some applications of optimization algorithms in test design and adaptive testing. Applied Psychological Measurement, 10, 381-389. doi:10.1177/014662168601000406
Theunissen, T. J. J. M..
Some applications of optimization algorithms in test design and adaptive testing.
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