Accession Number : ADA140256


Title :   Microcomputer Network for Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. FY81-83


Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Quan, Baldwin ; Park, Thomas A ; Sandahl, Gary ; Wolfe, John H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a140256.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) offers the opportunity to replace paper-and-pencil aptitude tests with shorter, more accurate, and more secure computer-administered tests. Its potential advantages needed to be verified by experimental administration of automated tests to military personnel whose subsequent training and job performance could be correlated with their CAT performance. A hardware and software system was developed for experimental administration of computerized aptitude tests to military personnel. A network of microprocessors was used, with each testing station including an Apple III personal computer. Eight such computers shared a 10-million byte Winchester disk containing the data base of items, programs, and examinee records. This report contains the system documentation, and user documentation.


Descriptors :   *APTITUDE TESTS , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , APTITUDES , AUTOMATION , JOB TRAINING , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , MEASUREMENT , MICROPROCESSORS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERSONNEL SELECTION , RECRUITS , SKILLS , TEST METHODS , VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE